Certificate Course in Disaster Risk Management (DRM)

@ University of Colombo

This course helps in strengthening of the capacity of individuals to reduce the impact of disasters through enhancing their knowledge and skills to promote and adopt disaster reduction practices as an integral part of the development process at community, national, sub-regional and regional levels.

Course Objective

Objective of the course on Disaster Risk Management (DRM) is to provide an opportunity to those who are interested in Disaster Risk Management to obtain a broader understanding of the field and their by improving the quality of their profession. Participants from various disciplines to the programme will acquire a strategic overview of Disaster Risk Management. It provides a wide-ranging discourse on related issues and challenges in integrating DRM into the development process and other relevant fields.

Duration and Delivery Methods

The total course duration will be (80) eighty hours which includes eleven (11) modules including field visits. The maximum number participants per training program will be 60. The delivery methods will be PowerPointpresentations, classroom exercises, group discussions, field visits, hand book, leaflets, videos, simulations, group work and models studies. Evaluation - Presentation based on field visit.

Eligibility Criteria

The certificate course is intended to attract individuals who are involved in work relating to disaster management and relevant areas. The candidates who wish to apply for this course should have the following eligibility criteria.

  • Pass GCE Advance Level Examination OR
  • Pass the GCE Ordinary level Examination with experience in disaster management or relevant area

Specially relevant for Defense Forces and Police Department personal interested UN Peace Keeping programs and disaster management.


80 Hours

Course Level





Business Management

Contact Details

+94 11 2 581835, +9411 2 584695


94 , Cumaratunga Munidasa Mawatha , Colombo 03

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