IFRC-TISS Online Certificate Course

Mumbai: The International Federation of Red Cross and Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) jointly invited applications for admission to on-line Certificate Course in Disaster Management.
This online Certificate Course in Disaster Management is designed to address existing practice-knowledge gaps by equipping humanitarian professionals with the right blend of academic knowledge and practical expertise, to enable them to reduce vulnerabilities and risks from hazards, while building the resilience of nations and communities to disasters.
The one-year certificate course is an introductory level foundational course of 22 credits covering:
Introduction to Development
Humanitarian Principles, Laws and Standards in Disaster Management
Introduction to Hazards, Vulnerabilities and Disasters
Information Communication and Geo-Informatics Technologies in Disaster Management
Disaster Risk Reduction and Development Planning
Disaster Response and Recovery
Who Can Apply?
The programme is meant for a wide variety of learners-practitioners in disaster management globally, IFRC and National Society volunteers and staff at all levels and others interested in disaster management and humanitarian response
Entry Requirements
Applicants should have at least a Second Class Bachelor?s Degree or the overseas equivalent, although each application is judged on its own merits and exceptions to this entry requirement may be made. Applicants who do not have a Bachelor?s Degree or the overseas equivalent may apply if they demonstrate (via a personal statement) that they can communicate clearly, are highly motivated, and have experience of prior learning.
Candidates from developing countries and those working in the humanitarian field will receive priority. Up to 50 qualified participants will be selected to participate in each course.
Ability to work on a computer with a reasonable level of access to the Internet.
Application can be submitted at http://www.tiss.edu/admissions-2013/apply-now-2
Application Timeline
Application Process closes on 29th August 2014.
The last date for bursary application is 15th August 2014.
Cohort III will start on 22nd September 2014.
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