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International Disaster Management Programme


Course Start End Training Agency Closing Date for Nomination
International Disaster Management Programme
07 Oct 201311 Oct 201326 Aug 2013
Course CategoryDisaster Management & Emergency Preparedness
Open to countries under these programmes

(i) SCPTA countries 
(ii) SIDSTEC countries

Course Objectives

The course addresses effective disaster management at strategic and policy levels, focusing on the preparedness and response phase of the disaster management cycle. It provides a wide-ranging discourse on issues and challenges facing emergency authorities in disaster management at the national level. The programme also shares with international participants Singapore’s whole-of-government response framework towards disaster management.

At the end of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Understand Singapore’s approach and system in disaster management
  • Appreciate the range of strategic challenges facing government agencies in disaster management and the approaches and means to overcome them 
  • Deepen knowledge on the technologies to increase efficiency and strengthen command and control capabilities 
  • Share experiences in crisis management and media management in crises
Course Synopsis & Methodology

The topics include:Instructional methods will include lectures, case studies and on-site training with video reviews of participants’ action and response.

The topics include:

  • Dynamics of natural hazards
  • Crisis management system
  • Managing emerging threats – terrorism and infectious diseases
  • Organisation of emergency response force
  • Management frameworks for effective disaster management 
  • Civil-military cooperation 
  • Building resilient communities 
  • Roles of UN agencies and NGOs in humanitarian assistance
  • Crisis leadership competency framework
  • Management of security in disasters
  • Use of technology in managing incidents
  • Crisis communication and media management (including on-camera training)
Participant Profile

Applicants should be:

  • Senior policy makers from government ministries, agencies and other bodies with responsibilities for emergency response and incident management, including officials who are in charge of building disaster response capacity and capability in their country
  • Chiefs of fire and emergency services
  • Nominated by their respective Governments
  • Proficient in spoken and written English
  • In good health