Training

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Chris Piper, the TorqAid CEO, is a multi-skilled global humanitarian and development practitioner, with complementary skills in teaching/training, and research. He is a qualified teacher and adult educator, as well as practising university lecturer.  He has facilitated over 110  Participatory Disaster Risk Management (PDRM) and Participatory Project Management (PPM) workshops across Australia and overseas, and managed the online, accredited, PDRM program since 2016.  The PDRM currently comprises eleven topics. These eleven topics are also separately taught as part of TorqAid’s Short Course program which now runs from January to June 2023.

HUMANITARIAN TRAINING 2022

The 2022 humanitarian training program is nearing completion. This consists of an online, accredited, PDRM program which will run from the 1st August through to the end of October 2022.  It also includes options for clientele to contract TorqAid for customised PDRM workshops and online training.  The PDRM itself consists of eleven topics.  These eleven topics are also offered separately as a Short Course (SC) program, which now runs from January to June 2023.  The online PDRM brochure, assignment & registration details below are given below.

PDRM WORKSHOP TOPICS

The eleven topics covered in the 2022 PDRM workshops are the following. 

  • TC01: Key Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Diagrams & Issues
  • TC02: Global Natural Disaster Trends & Examples
  • TC03: Humanitarian Attributes & Competencies
  • TC04: Humanitarian Standards & Codes of Conduct
  • TC05: Risk Management
  • TC06: Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) Initiatives
  • TC00:  Participatory Project Management (PPM)
  • TC07: Complex Emergencies/Crises & Ukraine Case Study
  • TC08: The Rohingya & Yemen Case Studies
  • TC09: DRM & the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • TC10:  DRM & Climate Change     

Participatory Disaster Risk Management (PDRM) Workshops

Since 2002, over 40 Participatory Disaster Risk Management (PDRM) workshops have been facilitated across Australia, and overseas. The latter locations have included Vanuatu, PNG, Indonesia, Singapore, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, the UK, Madagascar and South Africa. TorqAid can be contracted by clients to implement and facilitate customised PDRM workshops across Australia and overseas.

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Participatory Project Management (PPM) Workshops

Since 2002, 70 Participatory Project Management (PPM) workshops have been facilitated across Australia and overseas.  The work in Australia has included interaction with Development Practitioners working with Aboriginal Communities across remote Australia. The overseas locations have included Fiji, PNG, Indonesia, Singapore, Afghanistan and Albania.

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Short Course (SC) Topics

The eleven topics covered in the PDRM and Short Course (SC) program, are the following:

TC01:  Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Diagrams & Issues

TC02:  Global Natural Disaster Trends & Examples

TC03:  Humanitarian Attributes & Competencies

TC04:  Humanitarian Standards & Codes of Conduct

TC05:  Risk Management

TC06:   Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) Initiatives

TC00:   Participatory Project Management (PPM)

TC07:   Complex Emergencies/Crises with Ukraine as Case Study

TC08:   The Rohingya refugee & Yemen Case Studies

TC09:  DRM & the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

TC10: DRM & Climate Change

See the link here for details of these eleven topics.  The Online PDRM runs from the beginning of August through to the end of October 2022, and the Short Course (SC) program will now be offered over the January-June 2023 period.

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Training Videos

Overview

Topics 1 & 2

2022 PDRM Topics 3 & 4

2022 PDRM Topics 5 & 6

2022 PDRM Topic 00

2022 PDRM Topics 7 & 8