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module 1 syllabusBenguet State University
OPEN UNIVERSITY
La Trinidad, Benguet 2601
First Semester 2014
Course Syllabus

Degree Program: Master of Arts on _______________________
Facilitator: Dr. Prudencio Ramos Asto – Visiting Lecturer
E-mail: prudencio_asto@yahoo.com
Subject: MA ___: Risk Disasters Assessment
Class Schedule: Once a week - every Saturday, 8:00pm to 12:00pm

I. Course Description:
The course covers a discussion of the preparation, hazard assessment, vulnerability and capacity assessment, climate change adaptation (CCA), contingency planning and community risk management plan and identify the different approaches of management.

II. Objectives: At the end of the course, students should:

1. Be able to discuss and analyze the preparation of risk disaster assessment.
2. Gain insights in appropriate approaches to hazard assessment of risk disasters assessment.
3. Discuss the different phase and skills required in management of risk disasters assessment.
4. Discuss the principles and methodologies on the vulnerability and capacity assessment in risk and disasters management.
5. Discuss the nature of risk disasters assessment in climate change adaptation (CCA).
6. Conduct of Risk Assessment on the contingency planning.
7. Conduct community risk management plan for critical facilities and infrastructure
8. Other programs or projects of similar nature and considered necessary

III. Methodology

Lectures, individual/group reflection, group sharing, individual/group reporting, simulation, case studies, educational tour (if time permits) film viewing and attendance to seminars, fora, symposium and dialogues.


IV. Course Requirements:

1. Six (6) reflection papers/case studies based on topics discussed or film viewed;
2. Individual and group report
3. Compilation of Reports (2 copies-hard bound)
4. Final examination

V. Topics :

Module 1: PREPARATION
Lesson 1: Level assessment of disaster risk is as good as it can be.
Lesson 2: Preparation must be done with the assessment team and the target community

Module 2: HAZARD ASSESSMENT
Lesson 1: To assess the nature and behavior of potential hazards in the community
Lesson 2: Add information from secondary sources into your hazard assessment
Lesson 3: -Strengthening community structures

Module 3: VULNERABILITY AND CAPACITY ASSESSMENT
Lesson 1: A disaster occurs when a hazard strikes a vulnerable community.
Lesson 2: In addition to vulnerabilities, a disaster-affected community will always possess capacities, at community, family or individual levels;
Lesson 3: Impact and vulnerability

Module 4: CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION (CCA)
Lesson 1: To empower National and Local governments, communities and development partners to respond to climate;
Lesson 2: Climate change adaptation options Together with the local community choose most appropriate adaptation options.
Lesson 3: Climate change risk screening for each ecological zone.

Module 5: CONTINGENCY PLANNING
Lesson 1: Context Analysis and Risk Assessment
Lesson 2: Risk Scenarios
Lesson 3: Role Allocation in Coordination of Response and Preparedness

Module 6. COMMUNITY RISK MANAGEMENT PLAN
Lesson 1: Preparedness Mitigation Advocacy


V1. Additional topics for enlightenment:

1. PREVENTION AND MITIGATION:
Projects and Activities under Prevention and Mitigation
1. Implement Community-Based Monitoring System with disaster risk reduction and management/CCA indicators
2. Review and integrate disaster risk reduction and management/ CCA into various environmental policies, plans, programs and projects
3. Development of tools on risk assessment
4. Other programs or projects of similar nature and considered necessary.

2. PREPAREDNESS
1. DISASTER PREPAREDNESS. The knowledge and capacities developed to effectively anticipate, respond to, and recover from the impacts of likely, imminent or current hazard events or conditions.
2. Projects and Activities under Disaster Preparedness.
Conduct of trainings and simulation exercise;
Development of IEC campaign and information sharing between LGUs/ communities and the NGO;
Development of Standard Operations Manual for Disaster Operation Centers;
Development and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures;
Development and institutionalization of early warning system;
Conduct of disaster risk reduction and management researches;
Conduct of multi-stakeholders dialogue;
Development and conduct of regular review of contingency plans;
Development of information and database generation;
Stockpiling of basic emergency supplies; and
Other programs or projects of similar nature and considered necessary.

3. RESPONSE,
1. DISASTER RESPONSE/ RELIEF
Provision of emergency services and public assistance DURING AND IMMEDIATELY AFTER a disaster.
2. Projects and Activities under Disaster RESPONSE
Provision of alternative livelihood relief or assistance;
Provision of tents and other temporary shelter facilities;
Provision of food subsistence or relief goods;
Other programs or projects of similar nature and considered necessary.

4. REHABILITATION AND RECOVERY
a. DISASTER REHABILITATION. Ability to restore normal level of functioning by rebuilding/ rehabilitating damaged infrastructure.
b. DISASTER RECOVERY- “ BUILD BACK BETTER”
Restoration and Improvement
c. Projects and Activities under Disaster Rehabilitation and Recovery-
Formulation of designs for the reconstruction of disaster-resilient houses;
Construction/ Rehabilitation of damaged infrastructure facilities and evacuation centers;
Conduct of trainings for social preparation of host communities and those that will be relocated;
Implementation of building code and promotion of green technology;
Conduct of post conflict analyses; and
Other programs or projects of similar nature and considered necessary

5. PROCUREMENT/ Acquisition of Disaster Equipment for Disaster Response and Rescue Activities
The LDRRMF may also be utilized to procure early warning systems; preparedness equipment; and other equipage for floods, earthquake, volcanic eruptions, landslide and other natural and man-made calamities.
The acquisition/availment of disaster risk reduction and management equipment, maybe done through rental/leasing from service provider of such items.
The procurement of supplies and equipment chargeable against the LDRRMF shall be subject to RA No. 9184 and its IRR.

VI. Grading System :

a. Class participation (individual sharing/reflection, 25%
(including attendance)
b. Individual/Group Reporting 25%
c. Quizzes, seminars, forum, film viewing, 20%
case studies , reflection papers
d. Final Examinations 30%
Total 100%

VII. References:

a. Books/Training Manuals

1. Community Early Warning Systems, Guiding Principles, International Federation for Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
2. Disaster and Emergency Preparedness: Guidance for the Schools. International Finance Corporations, World Bank Group, 2007.
3. Disasters, The Philippine Experience, Elena S. Almario, 1992.
4. REPUBLIC ACT NO. 1021. Republic of the Philippines, Department of National Defense, OFFICE OF CIVIL DEFENSE, National Disaster Management Center, Camp Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City, Philippines. 27 September 2010.
5. The “Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010”, Metro Manila, 27 July 2001.

b. Research Papers/Power-point presentations

1. Baguio City, Challenges and Best Practices.
2. Community- Based Disaster Risk Reduction, Good Practice, Kailali Disaster Risk Reduction Initiatives, April 2009.
3. Disaster Buster, A Disaster Preparedness Activity Book
4. Disaster Preparedness and Response Protocols for Local Governments, Office of Civil Defense, Cordillera Administrative Region, 2012.
5. Participating Disaster Risk Assessment, Training Pack and Assessment Tools.
6. Wellspring of Hope, Emerging Good Practice on Disaster Preparedness and Mitigation in Typhoon-Prone Philippine Region.

c. Recommended Websites:

1. Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disaster-Risk Reduction
2. Risk and Disaster Management
www.ehow.com/about -6647898-risk management.html.
3. What is Disaster Risk Reduction-UNISDR
www.unisdr.org/what-is drr.
4. Risk Assessment
www.ready.gov/risk-assessment
5. Risk reduction and emergency preparedness
www.who.int/hac/techguidance/preparedness/emergency.

Submitted By:

COL PRUDENCIO RAMOS ASTO (Ret) Ph.D.
Contact Numbers: 09993893773, 09276014949 &09322444072
Address: 046 Stonehills Village, Dontogan, Baguio City 2600
Email ad: prudencio_asto@yahoo.com
Landline: (074) 6199862

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