The International Federation of Red Cross and Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) offer an on-line Certificate Course on Disaster Management.
This initiative is in line with Strategic Aim 1 of IFRC's Strategy 2020 to "save lives, protect livelihoods, and strengthen recovery from disasters and crises" and commitment of TISS to excellence in Disaster Management education.
This online Certificate Course in Disaster Management is designed to address existing practice-knowledge gaps by equipping humanitarian professionals with the right blend of academic knowledge and practical expertise, to enable them to reduce vulnerabilities and risks from hazards, while building the resilience of nations and communities to disasters.
The course is of 22 credits. A participant can complete the certificate course within 12 months from the start of the programme. This is an online distance learning programme where the participants study, complete their internship and write their term paper in the country where they are based.
Who can apply:
The programme is meant for a wide variety of learners-practitioners in disaster management globally, IFRC and National Society volunteers and staff at all levels and others interested in disaster management and humanitarian response.
How to apply:
Application form must be submitted online.
Application process closes on 03rd March 2014.
TISS-IFRC Online Course,
Jamsetji Tata Centre for Disaster Management,
School of Habitat Studies,
Tata Institute of Social Sciences,
Sion Trombay Road,
Deonar, Mumbai: 400 088, India.