Emergency Preparedness:


Emergency Prevention,

Research Response, Solutions, Recovery

Empower Communities

345 Emergency Preparedness, Prevention, Response, Recovery

DRR Hands-on Field Training: Protect Livelihoods & Save Lives

70% of all disasters are now related to climate change based extreme weather events. Learn how to design a Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction program to protect livelihoods and save lives.

OVERVIEW: Emergency Preparedness Course Details

What is this course?

An 8 week, self-paced Emergency Preparedness training program where you will each continue improving your development project. Each one of the assignments will be a concrete step in preparing your project for launch and eventual community takeover. By the end of the 8 weeks, you will have developed a participatory mapping of disaster risks, hazards, assets and community capacity, and then consulted with a DRR training expert to develop a participatory DRR training process for a Disaster Risk Reduction Program.

Emergency Preparedness: Learn by doing.

The Emergency Preparedness solutions that students have been developing include designing a community-based water use management plan. Community members will first assess their disaster related risks, hazards, vulnerabilities and capacities, and then consult with a DRR expert to develop a participatory process and training program for launching the DRR plan.

How will you you learn about Emergency Preparedness?

A dual approach will be used in this Emergency Preparedness course:
1. The course will lead you through the continued development of your project by working closely with and engaging community members.
2. For long-term sustainability you will consult with a DRR expert to develop a participatory process and training program for developing the DRR plan.

Who should take this Emergency Preparedness course?

1. This Emergency Preparedness course is perfect for nonprofit and development professionals working in areas such as food security, watershed management, agriculture, the environment, sustainable development, or DRR—and who want to develop practitioner-level skills. If you are a grant writer, nonprofit staff member, consultant, project manager—or an executive director—you will develop real skills mastery.

2. This course is just as relevant to a person considering a career transition into the development world and wanting to develop employable skills.


Emergency Preparedness Course Syllabus

8 Weeks: Make the project sustainable and have long-term impact.
Week 1.
Design a participatory capacity and vulnerability analysis.
2. Community workshop on participatory capacity and vulnerability.
Week 3.Organize a community based disaster risk reduction committee.
Week 4. Activities for use before disasters strike.
Week 5. Activities for use during disasters.
Week 6. Disaster risk reduction master plan.
Week 7. Workshop planning on a DRR technique.
Week 8. Facilitate the capacity building workshop in the field.


Emergency Preparedness Participants Say:

“Dear Tim, I have already taken two previous online courses (Conflict Management and Gender and Development).

None of these can compare to your course in terms of innovation and stimulation to action and reflection that develop learners’ competences.

Another uniqueness about your course is the quality and quantity of the resources provided on the website. They are gold mines!
Edouard Yao, Ivory Coast

Tim Magee: Climate Change Scientist & Author

The Emergency Preparedness training program will be led by Tim Magee, CSDi’s Executive Director, who has over 15 years experience in adaptation to climate change and sustainable development projects. Mr. Magee is the author of A Field Guide to Community Based Adaptation.

ENROLL: How To Enroll in This Course.

Simply click on the “ENROLL NOW” button to make your payment.

This course has a prerequisite:

OL 102 Sustainable Development Projects, or OL 342 Climate Change Adaptation 2, or OL 202 Designing and Funding Non Profit Programs. Why are there prerequisites?

PRICING: Emergency Preparedness Training with a Live Teacher

Teacher Led

Teacher Led.
Take this Emergency Preparedness course with an expert, live teacher. You will have complete access to the download course resources and lessons described below in “Course Content.” Your course teacher will offer expert line-by-line comments on each assignment—and will encourage you to learn by doing, to finish the course and to fully develop your project. Complete the course and receive a PDF Certificate.

Emergency Preparedness Resources

Job Ready Skills

Job-focused content includes:
8 PDF Detailed Assignments
8 PDF In-depth Discussions
8 MS Word Completed Assignment Templates for you to personalize as your own assignment for submittal.
Over 50 Word, Excel and PDF additional resources to download that contain learning guides, studies—and project templates.