The TorqAid online accredited Participatory Disaster Risk Management (PDRM) program is running from the 27th July to the 8th November. This consists of five modules, a number of which have reference to COVID-19.

Module 1: Includes details of the 2020 Australian bushfire recovery process, and the complications of Covid-19 on this

Module 2: Includes the ‘What Matters’ humanitarian bulletin surveys carried out in the Rohingya refugee settlements in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, and the complications of Covid-19

Module 3: Includes a risk management exercise relating to Covid-19

Module 4: Focuses in on complex emergencies (eg Syria) and conflict-related situations (the Rohingya), and includes complications caused by Covid-19

Module 5: Includes the potential adverse effects of Covid-19 on both the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and Climate Change, initiatives

The link to the PDRM program is given below:


Enclosed are some TorqAid Covid-19 related items. The first is a ‘one-pager’ Covid-19 information sheet. It includes key the key Australian and global agencies which track and report on the Cornavirus pandemic.


TorqAid has developed a modified version of its Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) diagram, which shows the adverse effects on the six main components of DRR as a result of the Covid-19 global pandemic.  It also modified its risk matrix to show the challenges gacing the global community as they work our risk reduction initiatives to counter this pandemic. Follow the links below to both the Covid-19 DRR diagram, and the Covid-19 risk matrix

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The DRR diagram is explained in the article ‘Disaster Risk Management Diagrammatic Framework’, with the modified Covid-19 DRR on page 11, and the Covid-19 risk matrix on page 19.  See the link below to this article.


Bushfires Bibliography

Enclosed is a bibliography, updated in June 2020, which includes some key references to the Australian 2019/20 bushfire sesason.  These include a few essential background readings related to climate change generally.