Disaster Preparedness and Response
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Course Date Onsite fees: Location Register
02/09/2024 To 06/09/2024 1,000 USD, 90,000 Ksh Nairobi
02/12/2024 To 06/12/2024 1,000 USD, 90,000 Ksh Nairobi


Natural disasters including floods, landslides, earthquakes and other natural phenomena are inevitable during human life. The impact of these disasters result to damage in human properties and loss of life which is also heartbreaking. There is therefore a need to understand how to prepare for disasters that often takes place in a certain locality. This 5-days course will equip participants with knowledge on disaster readiness and survival planning. Specifically, participants will acquire skills on personal and family protection as well as properties during a natural disaster. 


5 Days

Training objectives

Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

·        Develop an awareness of a preparedness cycle, useful planning tools, and emergency support functions

·        Assess and plan for known hazards and anticipate hazards that may emerge in the future.

·        Develop a personal action plan supporting a culture of preparedness.

·        Analyze risks, stakeholder requirements, and planning for an emergency.


Course outline

Module 1: Introduction to the disaster preparedness and response

·        Introduction disaster preparedness and response

·        Common types of disasters

·        Effects of disasters

·        Define the four phases of emergency management (Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery) and describe activities associated with each phase

·        Easy-to-apply strategies for maintaining a healthy attitude during disaster

·        Personal Preparedness Plan

·        Role of institutions and governments support in the event of a disaster

·        Levels of disasters

·        Disaster-Related Health Effects and Public Health

·        Practice Exercise:  Exercise on Preparedness Self-Assessment


Module 2: The Role of Disaster Epidemiology in Disaster Preparedness and Response

·        Introduction

·        Goals of Disaster Epidemiology

·        The Disaster Cycle

·        The Role of an Epidemiologist in Disaster Preparedness and Response

·        Special Considerations for Disaster Epidemiology


Module 3: Disaster response rapid needs assessment

·        Planning a Disaster Response Rapid Needs Assessment (RNA)

·        Overview of RNA Methodology

·        Four Phases of an RNA

·        RNA Purpose and Objectives

·        Challenges to Conducting an RNA

·        Planning for an RNA


Module 4:  Preparing for an RNA

·        Introduction

·        Overview of RNA Sampling Method

·        Determine the Assessment Area

·        Two-Stage Cluster Sampling Method

·        Considerations Affecting Sample Selection and Size

·        Other Sampling Methods

·        Practice Exercise

·        Develop the RNA Questionnaire and Forms

·        Identify and Train Field Interview Teams

·        Conducting the Interview

·        Conducting an RNA

·        Rapid Needs Assessment (RNA) Case Study


Module 5: disaster surveillance methods

·        Defining Disaster Surveillance

·        Disaster Surveillance: Morbidity and Mortality Considerations

·        Surveillance Challenges in a Disaster Setting

·        Disaster Surveillance Methods

·        Planning for Disaster Surveillance

·        Steps for Designing and Conducting a Disaster Surveillance System 

·        Considerations for Designing or Using Existing Surveillance Methods

·        Disaster Surveillance Indicators and Data Collection Forms



This training can also be customized for your institution upon request. You can also have it delivered your preferred location.

For further inquiries, please contact us through Mobile: +254 732 776 700/+254759285295 or Email: training@fineresultsresearch.org  


·        Participants should be reasonably proficient in English.  During the trainings, participants should come with their own laptops.


·        The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.


·        Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact us through

·        Mobile: +254732776700 / +254759285295

or Email: training@fineresultsresearch.org 

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