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. As a teacher/trainer, he is a registered and practising secondary education teacher, adult educator, and university lecturer.  In the humanitarian/development sector, Chris has facilitated over 40 Participatory Disaster Risk Management (PDRM) workshops across Australia and overseas, as well as 70 Participatory Project Management (PPM) workshops. He has also managed and facilitated an online PDRM program since 2016, and a series of Short Courses (SCs), have also been introduced since 2019.  During the current global Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic however, the main focus of TorqAid training will be on the online PDRM program.

ONLINE PARTICIPATORY DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT (PDRM) TRAINING 2021

Our forthcoming accredited 2021 PDRM program is running from the 22nd February through to the 4th June 2021. A total of five modules are on offer (see details on this page), and students can choose any number of these.  For students wishing to seek Advanced Standing/Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) from the two universities in question, they will need to complete all five modules, and answer three assignment questions.

MODULE 1

Key Disaster Risk Management Diagrams & Issues

22 FEBRUARY - 12 MARCH

PDRM WORKSHOP MODULES

The five modules covered in the 2021 PDRM workshops, are the following:

  1. Key Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Diagrams & Issues (22 February – 12 March)
  2. Humanitarian Practitioner Attributes/Competencies, Participatory Tools & Project Management (15 March – 2 April)
  3. Risk Management (5-23 April)
  4. Complex Emergencies, Conflict-related Situations, & Pandemics (26 April – 14 May)
  5. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) & Climate Change (17 May – 4 June)

MODULE 2

Humanitarian Practitioner Attributes/Competencies, Participatory Tools & Project Management,

15 MARCH - 2 APRIL

MODULE 3

Risk Management

5 - 23 APRIL

MODULE 4

Complex Emergencies, Conflict-related Situations, & Pandemics

26 APRIL - 14 MAY

MODULE 5

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) & Climate Change

17 MAY - 4 JUNE

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 Training Courses

TorqAid also offers seven Short Courses (SCs), with this material covered in various modules of the PDRM.

SC 1:  The Disaster Risk Management Cycle (DRMC) and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) diagrams, and their application to floods & tropical storms, earthquakes/tsunamis, and drought

SC2:   Australian bushfires & psychosocial support in times of disaster

SC3:   The Rohingya humanitarian situation in Bangladesh

SC4:   The Ten Seed Technique (TST) ranking tool

SC5:  Covid-19 and risk management

SC6:  The DRR diagram and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

SC7:  Aspirations for, and challenges to, meanigful positive progress this year relating to climate change

See the link below for this short course information.

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