International Masters Course

The Center offers a International Master Courses on Disaster Risk Management twice in a year. 

  • Its given twice a year 
  • The first course was given from April 22 - May 3, 2013.
  • The second course will be given from July 15 - 26, 2013. 
  • It is designed for senior level disaster, relief and development managers of Government Ministries/Agencies, Universities and other interested organizations.

This is a 12 days course and it covers an analysis of various Disaster Management and Disaster Risk Management operational framework.  It highlights philosophy, principles, and practices of Disaster Risk Reduction.  Emphasis will be given on risk assessment and tools especially on climate change adaptation, risk reduction planning, implementation and monitoring, evaluation and learning.   The course will use the participant’s experiences especially on their best practices in facilitating community resilience and provide active learning environment.  This course will also emphasizing on facilitating and teaching skills.


  • Proficient in English
  • University degree with minimum five years experience in the field
  • Women are encouraged to apply
  • Willing to be part of the trainers pool of the center

The course will accept not more than 25 participants

Course Participants 

The participants who are to benefit from the course are:

  • Senior officers on Disaster Risk Management 
  • Senior managers in UN Agencies, NGOs and etc.
  • Senior Academicians and Researchers who have the knowledge and experience in DRM and CC

Course Fee

The standard course fee of US$1,500 including training materials, food and accommodation.


Interested persons can apply as individuals although preferences will be given to those sponsored by organizations.

The application can be submitted through email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or you can apply online following this link.

Course Venue

College of Natural Science, Addis Ababa University

Arat Kilo campus

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Contact person

Ato Kassahun Bedada

Tel: +251-911-338612

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Postal Mail Address

African Center for Disaster Risk Management 

College of Natural Sciences, Addis Ababa University

P.O.Box 1176, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


Apply Now! for the second course which will start on July 15, 2013. 




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