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Chris Piper, the senior TorqAid trainer, is a practising secondary education teacher, university lecturer, and trained adult educator. By early 2016, TorqAid had facilitated over 110, mainly accredited, Disaster Risk Management (DRM) and Participatory Project Management (PPM) workshops, both across Australia and overseas.
ONLINE DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT (DRM) TRAINING
Are you interested in enrolling in our accredited Disaster Risk Management (DRM) program? This consists of six modules, four relating to DRM; one to Participatory Project Management (PPM); and the final one to Complex Humanitarian Emergencies (CHEs), with Syria as a key example. When accompanied by a follow-up assignment, this DRM receives tertiary-level accreditation. Whilst you are welcome to work through the material at your own pace, you might want to consider also joining our twelve week ‘intensives’, when a cohort of students are encouraged to closely dialogue with each other in the forums. The two intensives for 2017 run from 6th March – 28th May; and from 4th September – 26th November.
Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Workshops
Since 2002, over 40 DRM workshops have been facilitated across Australia, and in Vanuatu, PNG, Indonesia, Singapore, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, the UK, Madagascar and South Africa. The subject areas covered include Key DRM Issues; the Disaster Risk Management Cycle; Risk Management and Disaster Risk Reduction; Participatory Project Management; and Complex Humanitarian Emergencies (CHEs). TorqAid can be contracted by clients to run customised DRM workshops either across Australia or overseas.
Since 2002 over 65 PPM workshops have been facilitated across Australia, as well as in Fiji, PNG, Indonesia, Singapore, Afghanistan and Albania. Key material includes project management issues and participatory techniques such as the Project Management Cycle (PMC), the Project Design Document (PDD), the Ten Seed Technique (TST), the Seasonal Calendar, and Teach like a Champion !
Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) Training and Manual
TorqAid is able to offer field level Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) facilitation for communities working either overseas or in remote locations across Australia. As part of this practical training, participants work through a CBDRM Manual, ideally produced in their own language. Download
Short Training Courses
TorqAid offers five short training course topics related to humanitarian and development work for a selection of stakeholders, these including schools, churches, universities, NGOs, businesses, and government departments. These short sessions can be tailored to meet the needs of the client in question. Download