Multi-hazard Risk Assessment Workshop

INTRODUCTION

This course deals with the procedures to collect, analyze and evaluate spatial information for risk assessment from natural and human-induced hazards (such as geological hazard, hydro-meteorological hazards, environmental hazards and technological hazards). The course will guide you through the entire process of risk assessment, on the basis of a case study of a city exposed to multiple hazards, in a developing country (Risk City).  Also, a number of case studies are used from Europe (Italy, France), China, and Georgia. 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

At the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • understand the concepts of hazard assessment, elements at risk mapping, vulnerability assessment, and risk assessment;
  • formulate the spatial data requirements for risk assessment; 
  • generate an elements at risk data base using GIS;
  • formulate the requirements of hazard data and methods;
  • apply various methods for vulnerability assessment;
  • generate risk maps using qualitative and quantitative methods;
  • have insight in how a risk assessment could be carried out in your own situation; 

DURATION

8 Days

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

 

The training is intended for professionals working in development areas mostly.

COURSE CONTENT

Module 1: Introduction to risk assessment

  • Theory: Introduction to disaster risk management and risk assessment. 
  • Exercise:  Generation of a hazard profile using disaster databases; Introduction to ILWIS, and introduction to the RiskCity dataset. Learn the various hazard problems by evaluating high-resolution images 

Module 2: Obtaining spatial data for risk assessment

  • Theory: Presentation of data requirements for the various types of hazards. Sources of spatial data.
  • Exercises: Defining spatial data requirements for risk assessment; Internet search for information on risk assessment; acquiring free and low-cost data; generating three-dimensional image data using Google Earth; stereo image interpretation

Module 3: Hazard Assessment

  • Theory: Hazard types; Main concepts of hazard assessment; Frequency magnitude – relationships
  • Exercises: Frequency assessment; Selection of hazard assessment example (flooding, landslides, earthquakes, technological hazards, volcanic hazards etc)

 Module 4: Elements of risk assessment

  • Theory: Types of elements at risk; classification of buildings, infrastructure, lifelines, critical facilities; population information; a collection of elements at risk information.
  • Exercise: Generating elements at risk database from scratch; Generating elements at risk database using available data (building footprint map, census data, and LiDAR) 

Module 5: Vulnerability assessment

  • Theory: Types of vulnerability; social vulnerability; physical vulnerability; methods for vulnerability assessment; participatory GIS; Spatial Multi-Criteria Evaluation
  • Exercises: Defining vulnerability curves; Spatial Multicriteria evaluation for vulnerability assessment

Module 6: Risk assessment

  • Theory: Loss estimation models; HAZUS; qualitative risk assessment; QRA; basics of flood risk, seismic risk, landslide and technological risk assessment;
  • Exercises: Creating risk curves; Selection of risk assessment method: flooding, earthquakes, landslides, technological.

Module 7: Risk Management

  • Theory: Risk evaluation; risk governance; risk communication; cost-benefit analysis; Using risk information for emergency planning; spatial planning, and Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Exercises: Multi-hazard risk assessment for buildings; assessing economic losses; Cost benefit analysis

Module 8: Final project and examination

  • Discussion: How to do such a study in your area?
  • Final Project: Selection of project topic related to risk assessment and its use in risk management

GENERAL NOTES

·       This course is delivered by our seasoned trainers who have vast experience as expert professionals in the respective fields of practice. The course is taught through a mix of practical activities, theory, group works and case studies.

·       Training manuals and additional reference materials are provided to the participants.

·       Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be issued with a certificate.

·       We can also do this as tailor-made course to meet organization-wide needs. Contact us to find out more: training@skillsforafrica.org

·        The training will be conducted at SKILLS FOR AFRICA TRAINING INSTITUTE IN NAIROBI KENYA.

·       The training fee covers tuition fees, training materials, lunch and training venue. Accommodation and airport transfer are arranged for our participants upon request.

·       Payment should be sent to our bank account before start of training and proof of payment sent to: training@skillsforafrica.org

Course Schedule
Dates Fees Location Apply
10/10/2022-14/10/2022 $ 1200

Physical Class

Online Class
14/11/2022-18/11/2022 $ 1200

Physical Class

Online Class
12/12/2022-16/12/2022 $ 1200

Physical Class

Online Class
09/01/2023-13/01/2023 $ 1200

Physical Class

Online Class
06/02/2023-10/02/2023 $ 1200

Physical Class

Online Class
06/03/2023-10/03/2023 $ 1200

Physical Class

Online Class
03/04/2023-07/04/2023 $ 1200

Physical Class

Online Class
01/05/2023-05/05/2023 $ 1200

Physical Class

Online Class
05/06/2023-09/06/2023 $ 1200

Physical Class

Online Class
03/07/2023-07/07/2023 $ 1200

Physical Class

Online Class
07/08/2023-11/08/2023 $ 1200

Physical Class

Online Class
04/09/2023-08/09/2023 $ 1200

Physical Class

Online Class
02/10/2023-06/10/2023 $ 1200

Physical Class

Online Class
06/11/2023-10/11/2023 $ 1200

Physical Class

Online Class
04/12/2023-08/12/2023 $ 1200

Physical Class

Online Class