Community Risk Assessment Short Course - Hosted by Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Date: 29 Jun 2015 to: 03 Jul 2015

 Dates: 29 June – 3 July 2015 (Winter) or 17 – 21 November (Summer)

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



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


Tel: +27 (0)21 808 9285; Fax: +27 (0)21 882 -8469