TorqAid is produces regular Summary Sheet on the current humanitarian crisis affecting Ukraine and surrounding countries. This Sheet highlights key material being produced by a number of agencies, these including the BBC, Humanitarian Response, ReliefWeb, ACAPS, OCHA, UNHCR, IOM, the World Bank, and the International Crisis Group. Updated to 28th April 2022.
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About Chris Piper
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TorqAid has prepared a short Summary Sheet on the likely priorities to be carried out in Tonga following the 15th Jan volcanic eruption and tsunami. Affected individuals and communities should be at the heart of the emergency response and recovery work. This will be a Tongan Government-led initiative, supported by local/national, as well as international, stakeholders.
Humanitarian training throughout 2022 includes the longer, accredited, Participatory Disaster Risk Management (PDRM) program or workshop. This consists of ten topics (TCs). The PDRM can be taught either online or as a workshop. Accreditation is achieved by completing three assignment questions. The individual topics are then also offered separately as a Short Course (SC) program. The teaching format is either face-to-face teaching or self-directed study.
Throughout 2022, TorqAid will focus its humanitarian training on ten key topics. These will be covered in the longer, accredited, Participatory Disaster Risk Management (PDRM) program, as well as individual topics covered in the Short Course (SC) program. Follow the link here for more details on these ten topics.
We have a new ‘Understanding Afghanistan’ Summary Sheet which focuses on the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, particularly since the fall of Kabul to the Taliban in August 2021. This has been updated to October 2021. Afghanistan is covered, as a Complex Emergency/Crisis case study, in both the online PDRM program, and as a topic in the Humanitarian Short Course (SC) program.
As part of its training, TorqAid has developed four key diagrams which help describe and explain disasters. These are the Disaster Risk Management Cycle (DRMC), Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) diagram, Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Planning diagram, and the Project Management Cycle (PMC). Following the Coronavirus pandemic, TorqAid has modified the DRMC to reflect some of […]
Chris is presenting a paper entitled ‘ A new diagrammatic framework for understanding disasters’ at the forthcoming Australian & New Zealand Disaster & Emergency Management (ANZDMC) Conference, being held on the Gold Coast on the 2/3 September 2021. Feel free to contact him for a modified version of this paper.
As the heavy March rainfall clears from the eastern side of Australia, the TorqAid Disaster Risk Management Cycle (DRMC) outlines likely initiatives to be carried out in both the remaining Emergency Response Stage, and the much longer Recovery Stage.
Chris Piper is a multi-skilled Global Humanitarian Practitioner (GHP); Community Engagement Practitioner (CEP); Teacher/Trainer/Facilitator; Bangladesh/Rohingya Expert; and Bushfire Recovery Adviser (BRA). Follow the links to these five profiles below:
In May 2018, Chris carried out a one day Disaster Risk Management (DRM) program for BRAC in Cox’s Bazar, as part of his assignment there with UNDP. Enclosed is a summary of that one day DRM workshop, this including recommendations for future similar workshops.