This course is part of the requirements for the Makerere University's Distance Certificate course in Humanitarian &Disaster Resilience Leadership

The major focus of this course is to strengthen leadership and resilience competencies of learners and to increase their effectiveness and involvement in disaster risk management. In line with the objectives outlined in the just concluded Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) and the new Sendai Framework for DRR, the certificate course on Disaster Resilience Leadership (DRL) aims to build local disaster resilience leadership competency through strengthening the capacity of existing disaster leaders at various levels and institutionalizing disaster resilience leadership programs. The goal of this capacity building initiative is to increase the disaster resilience of individuals and communities living in at-risk countries in the region.

This is part of the three months ‘certificate offered Makerere University and partner organizations involved in disaster risk reduction and management. The course promotes the sharing of knowledge, good practices and case studies not only by course facilitators, but also by fellow participants. During the course, online discussion is held to give participants opportunities to share their experiences, challenges and lessons learned from their practices to facilitate the highest learning outcome.

The course is based on the principle that interaction and discussion improves learning. Each module is structured with test material, case studies, exercises, discussion and course works that enable participants to practice and demonstrate the required skills. Materials corresponding with the module are distributed for each coming module and a number of video clips related to the key topics supplement the discussions.