Short Courses


The course focuses on strengthening community-based risk assessment capabilities in disaster-prone informal settlements. The course gives priority to assessing household and community risks using a range of participatory methods as well as other quantitative and spatial risk-related data. It is useful and relevant to disaster management practitioners working in at-risk communities, local councillors / political leaders. However, the course is equally important for development practitioners, as well as those concerned with capacity-building, poverty reduction or sustainable development.

Key Content Areas:

  • Role of CRA in development planning/ risk reduction
  • Principles, practice and ethics of CRA
  • Introduction to critical data sources for assessing risk
  • Capturing and mapping spatial data using GPS
  • Introduction to participatory CRA methods
  • Conducting a preliminary scoping exercise
  • Applied CRA: Fieldwork in an informal settlement
  • Effective analysis/consolidation of CRA findings
  • Effective communication of CRA findings

Important Information:

  • Course Cost: R7000.00 / +-USD 500.00
  • 40% reduction for registered SU students
  • Course duration: 5 days
  • Course instruction in English

For more information and a registration form, please contact: Mrs Patricia Zweig


Tel: +27 (0)21 808 9282;

Fax: +27 (0)21 882 -8469

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