Disaster Management BY rajN6089 The role of “students” in any capacity is to learn as much as they can about the subject at hand. In the case of disaster management, this is a very wide open field. A student should learn causes of disasters and figure out ways to reduce the risk of an catastrophe from happening in the first place. Here is what wikipedia has to say about disaster management: Emergency management (or disaster management) is the discipline of dealing with and avoiding risks.
It is a discipline that involves preparing, supporting, and rebuilding society when natural or human-made disasters occur. In general, any Emergency anagement is the continuous process by which all individuals, groups, and communities manage hazards in an effort to avoid or ameliorate the impact of disasters resulting from the hazards. Actions taken depend in part on perceptions of risk of those exposed.
Effective emergency management relies on thorough integration of emergency plans at all levels of government and non-government involvement.
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Activities at each level (individual, group, community) affect the other levels. It is common to place the responsibility for governmental emergency management with the institutions for civil defense or within the conventional tructure of the emergency services. In the private sector, emergency management is sometimes referred to as business continuity planning. Students can help in rehabilitation and resettlement of victims * They can spread awareness through rallies in streets * Volunteer in the information centres and form associations for the Disaster-Day * Provide the victims with basic needs * Preventing disasters at home – stopping building fires due to petty reasons like a short circuit Master’s Programs (International Programs) Disaster Management Policy Program Natural disasters create human tragedy and crippling economic loss, hampering evelopment wherever they occur.
Due to recent urbanization in developing countries, the poor are settled in buildings and areas that are vulnerable to natural disasters. Thus, these disasters can severely impair efforts to alleviate poverty in developing countries. In order to reduce the impacts of natural disasters, well- balanced risk management before, during, and after disasters must be done in multi- disciplinary ways.
To meet this need, disaster management experts must be fostered through professional education and training so that they can develop appropriate disaster management policies and techniques for local conditions, and can ommunicate with local people to raise awareness in communities.
In order to enhance the capacity of professionals in developing countries to cope with natural disasters, GRIPS offers a master’s degree program in Disaster Management Policy. Earthquake Engineering (“SEE) of the Building Research Institute (BRI), the International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management (‘CHARM) of the Public Works Research Institute (PWRI), and the Japan International Cooperation Agency OICA).
Through the Program, students: * Acquire knowledge in the fields of seismology, earthquake engineering, tsunami disaster mitigation, and water-related isasters as well as basic knowledge necessary for disaster risk management; * Learn the theories on which disaster management policies are based and study Japanese policies and systems; and * Through a problem-solving approach, gain the capability to develop appropriate technologies and policies specific to local conditions.
The United Nations designated the years 2005-2014 as the Decade for Education and Sustainable Development, led by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization