TorqAid Toolkit

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The TorqAid Toolkit is updated every three months (latest April – May 2024).  It is designed for both the development and humanitarian practitioner, as well as for involved secondary/tertiary students and interested individuals. The Toolkit consists of two main sections, one relating to Training (see Training Page of this website for details), and the other to Key Resources.  Three of the latter resources are reproduced on this page, namely the DRM Diagrammatic Framework article, a Global Humanitarian and Development Bibliography, and a Global Humanitarian & Development Agency Directory.  The DRM Diagrammatic Framework articles incorporates the four key diagrams which help describe and explain effective humanitarian work.  The Bibliography and Agency Directory include invaluable material for the interested practitioner or student.

  • Humanitarian & Development Bibliography

  • Humanitarian and Development Agencies Directory.

Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Diagrammatic Framework

The four key TorqAid illustrations included in the article ‘A Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Framework’ lie at the heart of TorqAid’s consultancy and training works.  This article can be accessed here Download

The four diagrams mentioned are the Disaster Risk Management Cycle (DRMC), the Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) diagram, the DRM Planning diagram, and the Project Management Cycle (PMC). There are two variants of both the DRMC and DRR illustrations, one relating to sudden-onset hazards or threats, and the other to slower developing phenomena (such as drought).  In the DRM Framework article there is also a DRMC diagram variant relating to the recent Covid-19 pandemic, and a DRR modification highlighting the impact of conflict and/or a breakdown of governance.

All the four diagrams have been developed over the past 20+ years, with suggested modifications emanating from a combination of humanitarian and development practitioners, as well as training course students. Jpeg versions of these key diagrams are highlighted below, and have been updated for 2024.  They can be used (for non-commercial purposes) free of charge.

  • Disaster Risk Management Cycle (DRMC) - Sudden Impact

  • Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) - Sudden Impact

  • Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Planning

  • Disaster Risk Management Cycle (DRMC) - Slow Impact

  • Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) - Slow Impact

  • Project Management Cycle (PMC)