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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.
ONLINE PARTICIPATORY DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT (PDRM) TRAINING 2021
Our forthcoming accredited 2021 PDRM program is running from the 26th July through to the 5th November 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.
Key Disaster Risk Management Diagrams & Issues
26 JULY - 13 AUGUST
PDRM WORKSHOP MODULES
The five modules covered in the 2021 PDRM workshops, are the following:
- Key Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Diagrams & Issues (26 July – 13 August)
- Humanitarian Practitioner Competencies & Standards. Participatory Project Management (16 August – 3 September)
- Risk Management (6-24 September)
- Complex Emergencies/Crises (27 September – 15 October)
- Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) & Climate Change (18 October – 5 November)
Participatory Tools, Practitioner Attributes/Competencies, & Project Management,
16 AUGUST - 3 SEPTEMBER
6 - 24 SEPTEMBER
Complex Emergencies, Conflict-related Situations, & Pandemics
27 SEPTEMBER - 15 OCTOBER
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) & Climate Change
18 OCTOBER - 5 NOVEMBER
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.
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.
Short Training Courses
TorqAid also offers Humanitarian Short Courses (SCs) on the following topics.
SC 1: Disaster Risk Management (DRM): Four key diagrams
SC2a: Humanitarian Practitioner Attitudes & Competences
SC2b: Humanitarian Standards & Codes of Conduct
SC2c: Participatory Project Management (PPM). Teaching Principles & Tips
SC3a: The Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) diagram and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR). The ISO 31000 Risk Management process.
SC3b: Covid-19 and Risk Management
SC3c: The Ten Seed Technique (TST) ranking tool. Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) in Vanuatu, Laos & Bangladesh
SC4a: Complex Emergencies/Crises, & update on the Afghanistan humanitarian situation
SC4b: The Rohingya refugee (Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Nationals) Case Study
SC4c: Humanitarian case studies for Syria & the Yemen
SC5a: Climate Change and the road to COP 26
Sc5b: The DRR diagram and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
See the link below for this humanitarian short course (SC) program.Download