Global Disaster Statistics

The Red Cross produces an Annual ‘World Disasters Report’. In the appendices are disaster related statistics over a ten year period. What we’ve done here is summarised in a composite table the numbers of disasters over the past decade; the number of people killed and affected over this period; and the damage caused over these ten years. We’ve then graphed the statistics for these four separate elements! The results may surprise you !

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Teach like a Champion

Enclosed are twelve ‘Teach like a Champion’ (TLAC) teaching tips. One of the challenges facing development and humanitarian practitioners in the field is that they are invariably and regularly faced with teaching and capacity building situations. These tips are designed for those people who have not necessarily received any formal training in the art and science of teaching.

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The TLAC tips are included in Module 9 (Final Comments) of the accredited Participatory Project Management (PPM) workship.  See the link below for this.



Ten Seed Technique (TST) and Seasonal Calendar

Both the Ten Seed Technique (TST) and Seasonal Calendar are brilliant practical and easy-to-use tools in the field. The TST can be used in both humanitarian and development situations, and, with regards the former, easily adjusts to the ISO 31000 risk management process.  An example of a TST and seasonal calendar is included here from a Participatory Project Management (PPM) training workshop in West Bengal, India.


TorqAid has used the TST & ISO 31000 process in a number of overseas humanitarian assignments, these including Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) work in Vanuatu and Laos, and Disaster Risk Management (DRM) training in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh (as part of the Rohingya refugee support program there). Note the link below to the CBDRM exercise in Vanuatu.


So what is Participatory Project Management (PPM)

One of the key TorqAid diagrams mentioned in the Disaster Risk Management (DRM) diagrammatic framework is the Project Management Cycle (PMC). This article relates to Participatory Project Management (PPM) across the three stages of the PMC, namely Preparation, Implementation, and Post-implementation.

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