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National Fiji University

Post-Graduate Certificate in Disaster Risk Management

The programme has been developed in partnership with the Disaster Reduction Programme at the Applied Geoscience and Technology Division of SPC and consists of four post-graduate level courses: PCP806 Disaster Risk Management Concepts; PCP807 Disaster Risk Reduction; PCP808 Emergency Response Management; and PCP809 Emergency Recovery and Evaluation. All courses are taught online and open to students from across the Pacific region.

For further information about the programme and application procedures, please contact Railala Nakabea at Railala.Tavui@fnu.ac.fj (+679 3233 290+679 3233 290 ) or Kirstie Méheux at kirstiem@spc.int (+679 338 3177+679 338 3177 ).

University of the South Pacific (USP)

Postgraduate Diploma course in Disaster Risk Management Assessment

Pacific Center for Environment and Sustainable Development (PACE-SD) in University of the South Pacific will start running a Postgraduate Diploma course in Disaster Risk Management.
 
This course is designed to familiarize the learners with a broad understanding of the causes and impacts of disasters in the context of PICs and provide comprehensive knowledge on disasters, disaster preparedness, mitigation and rehabilitation as well as to carry out risk assessment and vulnerability analysis. The course provides guidance on strengthening institutional mechanisms for community mobilization/participation in disaster management. Students will develop better communication skills for disaster preparedness and disaster response in emergency situations with tools for meeting emergency health/medical requirements and understand the importance of incorporating gender-sensitive DM approaches in capacity building & mainstreaming towards effective programme/project developmen

This course will be on Distance and Flexible Learning mode (online) including a face to face workshop in USP, Suva during the mid-semester break.

For more information, please see: PACE SD or contact Dr. Helen Jacot Des Combes, descombe_h@usp.ac.fj

Postgraduate Diploma course in Climate Change

This postgraduate course examines the risks posed to Pacific Islands by Climate Change and reviews the adaptation strategies to deal with those risks, both at national and community levels. The course is intended for people in the Pacific islands involved with medium-to-long term planning for natural resources, economic and social development, and/or the natural environment, especially graduates working in governments or NGOs who are not yet familiar with climate related issues but need to be so.

For more information, please see PACE SD or contact Dr Elisabeth Holland, holland_e@usp.ac.fj

National Fiji University (FNU)

Post Graduate Certificate in Disaster Risk Management

The programme has been developed in partnership with the Disaster Reduction Programme at the Applied Geoscience and Technology Division of SPC and consists of four post-graduate level courses: PCP806 Disaster Risk Management Concepts; PCP807 Disaster Risk Reduction; PCP808 Emergency Response Management; and PCP809 Emergency Recovery and Evaluation. All courses are taught online and open to students from across the Pacific region. 
 
For further information about the programme and application procedures, please contact Railala Nakabea at Railala.Tavui@fnu.ac.fj (+679 3233 290+679 3233 290 ) or Kirstie Méheux at kirstiem@spc.int (+679 338 3177+679 338 3177 ).

Massey University

Graduate Diploma in Emergency Management

The GradDipEmergMgt is designed for students who wish to broaden their knowledge in both disaster prevention and management. In its broadest sense, emergency management focuses on the organisation of communities to respond to disasters, to survive them, to rebuild social structures and infrastructure, and to sustain and preserve life. For more information please see: GradDipEmergMgt

Master of Arts (Emergency Management)

For more information please see: MA (EmergMgt)

2014 Courses Available:

Coping With Disasters

Introduction to Civil Defence Emergency Management in New Zealand

Logistics in Humanitarian Aid Projects

Emergency Management

Planning Hazard-Resilient Communities

University of Canterbury

Hazard and Disaster Management

The world is becoming an increasingly dangerous place, in spite of mind-boggling developments in science and technology. Destruction due to natural hazards appears to be continuing to increase exponentially, threatening developments and lives in many countries. New Zealand is intrinsically one of the most dynamic and dangerous countries on Earth, with foods, earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides and tsunami all threatening a rapidly growing frst-world economy. This is an ideal location to develop ways of managing the risks from natural hazards, and the postgraduate programmes in Hazard and Disaster Management are designed to lead in exactly this direction.

2014 Courses Available:

Introduction to Hazards and Disasters

Hazard and Disaster Investigation

Masters of Hazard and Disaster Management

2015 Special Topics

International Humanitarian Aid - Intensive Summer School

University of Auckland

2014 Courses Available:

Special Topic – The Human Dimension of Disasters

Natural Hazards in New Zealand

Postgradulate in Disaster Management