Over the past 20 years or so, TorqAid has worked with its students to develop a diagrammatic framework of four key diagrams, which, together with other material, can be used to clearly illustrate key aspects of all disasters. This material is included in an article entitled a ‘Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Diagrammatic Framework’. This DRM diagrammatic framework article is updated bimonthly (latest version May/June 2021), and can be accessed here.Download
There is key information here for the Australian and Global Humanitarian and Development Practitioner. The material includes:
- The Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) illustration, where the focus of this is support for communities and people affected by crisis
- Three of the key TorqAid diagrams, namely the Disaster Risk Management Cycle (DRMC); the Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) diagram; and the DRM Planning diagram. There are variants of the DRMC and DRR relating to slow-onset hazards such as drought.
- A compact, but comprehensive, section on Risk, including comments on Risk, Hazards, Vulnerability, Capacity, Resilience, the ISO 31000 Risk Management Framework, Risk Matrix, and Risk Management Table. This includes separate risk matrices on monsoon rains and tropical cyclones for Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh; and a risk matrix for Covid-19
- The fourth TorqAid diagram, namely the Project Management Cycle (PMC)
- A couple of pages on suggested Humanitarian Evaluation Criteria (HEC), and comments on how these relate to the three PMC stages (Planning, Implemention, Post-Implementation)
The DRM framework is also the basis for much of the material for the online, accredited, Participatory Disaster Risk Management (PDRM) program, which is facilitated annually. The dates for the teaching component of the 2021 course are the 27 July through to the 5 November 2021. See the link below to the PDRM.Download