Livelihoods and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)

The Disaster Risk Reduction Program at Florida International University (FIU) with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) has developed a short course on Livelihoods and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).

The course supports and augments the Hyogo Framework for Action by promoting a paradigm shift in which DRR is viewed as a continuum of pre- and post-shock activities devoted to preparation, response, recovery, and rehabilitation. The objective of the four module course is to help stakeholders understand how to increase disaster resilience for vulnerable populations by integrating development and DRR program approaches. Resilient communities will be better able to anticipate, mitigate, adapt to, and recover from shocks and stressors.

The target audience for this course is individuals at various levels in the public sector, private agencies, non-governmental and international organizations who have DRR responsibilities. Emphasis is on the Latin American and Caribbean context, while also exploring other regions’ experiences.