Twenty-four (24) participants from government, non-government, private institutions, and international development organizations completed the six-week Comprehensive Disaster Risk Management Framework (CDRMF) online course which ran from January 19 to February 27, 2015.
The course’s top performers are Nouvie Aguirre from the Social Welfare Department of City Government of Makati, Philippines, Joanne Constantino from EMI, and Kristine Marie Torres from the Department of Local and Interior Government (DILG) – National Capital Region, Philippines.
The Best End-of-Course Projects (ECP) are awarded to Gregoire Dumas from the French Red Cross and Kristine Marie Torres of DILG NCR Philippines. Dumas’ ECP discussed the case of a major storm, Xynthia, in metropolitan France which marked some progress in France’s National Disaster Management System. Xynthia is a major depression that hit several European countries between the 26th of February and the first of March 2010. It had not a particular force (a maximum of 160 km/h winds) but was one of the deadliest in France because it combined with a major storm surge and high water levels (up to 1,5 m) causing important floods in coastal areas (source: Dumas, Greg. 2015. End-of-Course Project France Disaster Management System In The Light Of Xynthia Storm). While Torres’ ECP identified lessons from Tropical Storm Ondoy (International name: Ketsana) in light of the evaluation of the Philippine National Disaster Management System.
About the Comprehensive Disaster Risk Management Framework Course
The CDRMF course provides participants the fundamental knowledge on and understanding of disaster risk reduction and management. The course is being conducted by EMI in partnership with the Global Facility for Disaster Risk Reduction (GFDRR).
The course is supported by the Course Support Team (CST) which is composed of Dr. Marietta De Leon (Subject Matter Expert), Kristoffer John Dakis (Course Director), Ishtar Padao (Course Facilitator and Administrator).
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