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Main Organizer: MakSPH (Department of Community Health and Behaviour Sciences)
Course type: e-learning/online / Distance
Duration: 3 months, Deadline for Application: 30th May, 2014, Date: 16th June – 16th September, 2014,
There has been an increasing number and intensity of hazardous incidents which impose an immeasurable scale of impacts to population. Society, government officials, policy makers, planners, implementers as well as ground level practitioners, in one way or another are involved in combating these incidents to reduce disaster risks. However there is lack of effective leadership and adequate knowledge in disaster resilience that has affected their full involvement in such activities hence low improvement in disaster risk management.
As a result there has been an increasing need to develop a new generation of disaster resilience leaders as well as strengthen the capacity of existing leaders in the field of disaster risk management. Therefore the major focus of this course will be to strengthen leadership and resilience competencies of participants to increase their effectiveness and involvement in disaster risk management.
This course is divided into 6 modules:
Module 1: Disaster Risk management
Module 2: Resilience
Module 3: Leadership
Module 4: Climate Change Adaptation
Module 5: Analytics
Module 6: Monitoring and Evaluation in Disaster Risk Management (DRM)
Mode of Delivery: Online. The course includes case studies, selection of useful readings for further in-depth knowledge, exercises/ assignments, discussion with peers and experts
Assessment: Compulsory Course works or project will be done as a continuous assessment and a written exam to qualify for the certificate.
Application requirements: Professionals, practitioners, academics and leaders in the disaster resilience and humanitarian assistance community
Who should apply?
•The course is open to Ugandans and non- Ugandans who fulfill the admission requirements
•Applicants should possess a minimum of Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) or its equivalent
•Have regular internet access (not provided in this course)
•Fluent in English
•Have at least one year working experience in disaster risk management related activities or field (Local Government bodies, Non-Governmental Organizations, Private sector agencies, academia etc.)
Tuition Fees: Ugandans $300 USD and non-Ugandans 400 USD.
•A recommendation from one referee, copies of the relevant academic transcripts and certificates should be attached and then sent to the Admission Focal Person
For more details contact:
Ms. Tuhebwe Doreen (Admission Focal Person)
Cell: +256774373261 or +256414531584
Abdullah Ali Halage (Course Coordinator)
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Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) is offering a short course in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH). The course is targeting practicing officers with limited training in WASH. In addition, Environmental Health workers who wish to broaden their knowledge and skills as a form of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) so as to be better equipped to implement WASH activities can apply. The course has been developed in response to the many people working in the WASH sector who lack specialized training and skills in that field.
The course is an 8-weeks programme of study. The participants will spend 4 weeks (full-time) at MakSPH while 4 weeks will be spent at suitable work places / field sites. This is a day programme and examinations will be held in the last week of the course. The course will run from 16th June to 8th August 2014. Tuition fees for the course are:
Ugandans: 750,000 Uganda shillings
Non-Ugandans: 350 US dollars
Deadline for receiving applications is 30th April 2014.
For application forms and more details about the course, download them (below) or contact: