Fundamentals of Disaster Risk Financing

Estimated cost: R501 - R1000
Field Of Study: Risk
Department Name: Research Alliance for Disaster and Risk Reduction


Financial protection policies and instruments support governments in becoming effective risk managers and help protect lives, livelihoods, investments and development progress. Establishing such mechanisms before disasters happen leverages market risk capital and strengthens governments¿ ability to respond timeously. Early action supported by pre-planned financing not only saves lives but also reduces costs. This course aims to develop a shared understanding of the impact of disasters on countries, districts, municipalities, and society at large. Participants will take a fresh look at the fundamentals of public finance, humanitarian finance, and insurance as they relate to such disasters. The course will enable participants to understand and apply disaster risk finance tools and principles within their own contexts. It will provide practical examples of how to strengthen financial resilience.

Entry Requirement: Grade 12/Matric Certificate
Certificate Type: Competence
Delivery Mode: Online
Duration: 1 day
Presentation Language: English
Contact Person Name: PJ Zweig
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Contact Person Phone: (021) 8089282
Latest Year Offered: 2020