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#SO-04-12 Disaster Interventions and the Need for Evaluation, Accountability and Learning

  • Categories Society
  • Duration 13h
  • Total Enrolled 5
  • Last Update November 12, 2020

About Course

Coventry University

Description

Evaluate the need for accountability and its importance to disaster management

Disasters and armed conflicts cause severe long-term consequences around the world. Addressing public and civil accountability can help reduce the effects of these disasters.

On this course, you will have the opportunity to consider disaster interventions by looking at the organisations involved and the people who work in them, and what they do to deliver effective, professional interventions in disaster risk reduction and humanitarian situations.

What topics will you cover?

  • Discuss how organisational processes and practices outside of disaster intervention organisations might be used to improve interventions
  • Introduce governance as a set of interconnected organisational systems, processes and external architecture for implementing projects
  • Use a fictional example to investigate what it takes to provide an effective, efficient and appropriate intervention

Who will you learn with?

El Parker

Principal Lecturer in Disaster Management, 18 years experience working internationally and in the UK. Teaching and research interests in risk, resilience, climate change and community engagement

 

 

Who developed the course?

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Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

What Will I Learn?

  • Describe the historical evolution of monitoring, evaluation and accountability
  • Explain and define accountability in disaster management
  • Experiment with relevant accountability tools and mechanisms
  • Identify why we need accountability in disaster management

Topics for this course

14 Lessons13h

Welcome to the course?

Let’s begin with the big question: what does evaluation and learning have to do with disaster interventions?
The big question00:02:46
Welcome to the course

Trends in disaster intervention strategies?

Here we’re going to explore the history of disaster interventions, current priorities and strategic approaches, and debate whether further change is needed.

Evaluating effectiveness?

In order to assess whether any intervention is effective, we need to be clear about what the intervention is aiming to achieve.

Monitoring, accountability and evaluation in disaster interventions?

We’re now going to look at case studies of disaster interventions, to see what challenges can be identified and how they might be tackled by improvements in the monitoring, accountability and evaluation approach.

Student Feedback

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It was a great course to talk with us about how we can use organizational processes and practices outside of disaster intervention organizations to improve intervention.

The course asks us to look at the organizations involved and the people working in them, and how they can provide effective, professional interventions to consider disaster interventions in disaster risk reduction and humanitarian situations. That's a great way to do it, not bad.

The course asks us to look at the organizations involved and the people working in them, and how they can provide effective, professional interventions to consider disaster interventions in disaster risk reduction and humanitarian situations. That's a great way to do it, not bad.

2020 has been an extraordinary year, with COVID-19 and all the riots that have made me feel that the need to assess accountability and its importance to disaster management has been really well presented.

$49

Material Includes

  • Official Certificate

Target Audience

  • This course is for anyone looking to learn more about monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning in disaster management. It is ideal for learners from an academic or professional background in humanitarian disaster management, as well as policymakers, researchers, and students.