Global Development Consultancy, Training & Resources
What is TorqAid
We’re an Australian-based global humanitarian and development consultancy which has operated since 1992. We offer a range of humanitarian consultancy and advisory services; Participatory Disaster Risk Management (PDRM) and Participatory Project Management (PPM) training; and humanitarian research. Our two Directors are Chris and Marilyn Piper, both experienced Global Humanitarian and Development Practitioners, who have, between them, worked in the Asian-Pacific, Eastern and Southern African, Central American, US, European and Australian regions.
PARTICIPATORY DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT (PDRM) & SHORT COURSE (SC) TRAINING 2022
TorqAid has been facilitating accredited Participatory Disaster Risk Management (PDRM) and Participatory Project Management (PPM) workshops since 2002, both across Australia and overseas. An online accredited PDRM program has also been running since 2016. Other Short Course (SC) training, covering twelve key humanitarian topics is also offered. This combination of PDRM and SC training can be delivered either face-to-face, or online.
Humanitarian Consultancy & Advisory Services
The TorqAid Director currently works as Global Humanitarian Adviser (GHA) for a small number of agencies. Over and above this, consultancy work relating to the preparation for; response to; and recovery from, a range of hazards and potential disasters is also on offer.
Three main types of training are offered. See the Training Page for more details:
- Online accredited PDRM. The teaching component of the 2022 program is planned to run from the 25th July through to the 16th October 2022. Twelve key topics are taught, for an hour each, at 8pm every Wednesday evening Melbourne time.
- Customised, accredited, PDRM workshops and online programs are also on offer
- The twelve topics are also also offered separately as a Short Course (SC) program, these also delivered either face-to-face or online
The first three modules of the Participatory Disaster Risk Management (PDRM) program focus on Key DRM Issues; Recent Global Disasters; and Risk Management. Articles from around the world relating to these will be included in this blog.
Complex Humanitarian Emergencies
Module 5 of the accredited Participatory Disaster Risk Management (PDRM) program relates to Complex Humanitarian Emergencies (CHEs). The key emphasis here will be the Rohingya Situation of Concern, as well as the Severe Humanitarian Crises in Syria, the Yemen, and Afghanistan.
Participatory Project Management
Module 4 of the accredited Participatory Disaster Risk Management (PDRM) program focuses on practical issues such as the Project Management Cycle (PMC); the Project Design Document (PDD); and fantastically useful participatory tools such as the Ten Seed Technique (TST) and the Seasonal Calendar.