Disaster Risk Management

The prerequisites necessary to participate in this course are:
be medically fit to follow the entire course and in particular the exercises in the field,
be an officer of rank from captain to lieutenant-colonel or equivalent civilian personnel,
master the French or English language,
be likely to hold a job as HR manager in a peace support operation in Africa.
The course is open to men and women, military and paramilitary civilians.
It aims to familiarize participants with the concepts and mechanisms of disaster risk management (DRM), namely:
Participate in the planning and operational management of a disaster

Objectives of the course:
Understand terminologies and different types of disasters;
Identify the different actors and their roles in disaster management;
Contribute to the development of a contingency plan;
Acquire notions on Disaster Medicine;
Acquire tools on communication in crisis situations;
Study several scenarios during which a CRM process was conducted;
Acquire the practical knowledge to apply in a CRM process.
Training details
Duration: 5 days.
Using various learning methods (presentations, case studies, discussions, group work, audio-visual supports) the methodology of this course is intended to be interactive and participative.
Participants: 25 participants, civilians, military and police, from the African Union, intervening in the PSOs.
Selection criteria for civil applications
Gender: Female candidates are to be encouraged.
Languages: The lessons are given in French.
Origin: The participants are citizens of the African Union + 2 to 3 representatives of African regional organizations (ECOWAS, ECCAS, AU)
The internship modules
GRC concepts and cycle
International framework
Natural disasters and development
Contingency plan
Contingency plans
Crisis unit
Roles of humanitarian actors
GOC analysis methodology
Roles of the defense, security and civil protection forces
Communication plans
Communication in crisis
Introduction to disaster medicine
Concrete case (final exo)
Special point:
Each trainee has 20 minutes to briefly present their country, their armed forces (for the military) or the organization to which they belong (for civilians). It is advisable to prepare this presentation before joining Bamako.
Civilian personnel, interested in following the training and who meet the selection criteria, must send their CV along with the registration form to the following address candidaturesciviles@empbamako.org - mentioning in the subject line the name of the course . Out of 25 participants, 13 are civilians. Each trainee receives in advance all documents relating to the internship and all important readings to allow the intern to optimize his internship week. It is advisable to prepare and read the documentation before joining the course.