Community Risk Assessment Short Course: Focus on Informal Settlements

The course, conducted biannually, focuses on strengthening community-based risk assessment capabilities in disaster-prone informal settlements. The course gives priority to assessing household and community risks using a range of participatory methods as well as other quantitative and spatial risk-related data. It is useful and relevant to disaster management practitioners working in at-risk communities, local councillors / political leaders. However, the course is equally important for development practitioners, as well as those concerned with capacity-building, poverty reduction or sustainable development

Key Content Areas:

  • Role of CRA in development planning/ risk reduction
  • Principles, practice and ethics of CRA
  • Introduction to critical data sources for assessing risk
  • Capturing and mapping spatial data using GPS
  • Introduction to participatory CRA methods
  • Conducting a preliminary scoping exercise
  • Applied CRA: Fieldwork in an informal settlement
  • Effective analysis/consolidation of CRA findings
  • Effective communication of CRA findings

To register for the short course online, please click here

 Important Information:

Course Cost: R7000.00 / +-USD 600.00 Course duration: 5 days Course instruction in English Certificate of competence (5 credits) issued upon successful completion of take-home assignment

Various local accommodation options are available. Transport provided to and from course venue each day by prior arrangement Visas are required for most foreign visitors. Please check with your local South African consulate (No health information or inoculations required).

For more information, please contact: Mrs Wilma Roux Email: Tel: +27 (0)21 808 9285; Fax: +27 (0)21 882 -8469