Entries by Chris Piper

Bushfires

The 2019/20 Australian bushfire season has been unprecedented in its intensity and geographical spread. Chris has a 1.5 day training program for stakeholders involved in the recovery process; has produced an article on bushfires written for the Geography Teachers Association of Victoria’s (GTAV) March 2020 quarterly magazine; and has produced a report on volunteer bushfire and flood-related work in Victoria over the 2009-2011 period.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. Click here to download a comprehensive outline of Participatory Project Management 

Humanitarian Issues

  Enclosed in this blog are a number of key items which relate to the first four modules of the TorqAid online accredited Disaster Risk Management (DRM) program.  Also included will be other other global or Australian material which is relevant to humanitarian issues.

Participatory Project Management

Enclosed in this blog are a number of articles which relate to the development or humanitarian practitioner, and are particularly relevant to Module 5 (participatory Project Management) of the TorqAid accredited Disaster Risk Management (DRM) program.  This includes project management items such as the Project Management Cycle (PMC), and the Project Design Document (PDD); as well […]