The first priority of the Sendai Framework Action Plan is related to “Understanding disaster risk”. This includes mainly addressing data, risk and vulnerability assessment, spreading of good practices, building knowledge and improving research and education. These actions should be promoted and supported by research policies and actions.
In this regard, this module examines the various phases of disaster management: prevention, preparedness, response and recovery. This module also explores in details the fundamental concepts of managing the risk of environmental hazards. A variety of management approaches to natural and human-induced hazards in both developing and developed countries will be introduced.
More specific, the module will impact and foster student’s understanding on:
- the fundamental concepts of preparedness, prevention, response and recovery as they relate to the management aspect of the disaster cycle in the framework of EU DRM policies;
- the fundamental concepts and approaches of managing the risk of environmental hazards
- the basic concepts of insurance and reinsurance in disaster management and the use of these instruments in EU;
- the management approaches for a number of specific environmental hazards in both EU and the Balkans
- the problems that may arise in policy issues and dimensions of disaster management in the framework of policy development for EU integration.
This Module is a compulsory course at the Department of Finance, Faculty of Economics, University of Tirana, and is offered to the students of the first year of the Master of Science in Risk Management during the second semester. It attributes 6 credits (ects) to students able to successfully complete it.