Buiding capacity to bolster resilience within communities

We have designed our materials to be highly beneficial by being thorough, informative and practical.

Our courses are specially designed for managers, officers or staff responsible for organisational policy, project planning, implementation monitoring and evaluation of development or disaster management programmes.

Training Facilities


BRC Trust Course Offering

Disaster Risk Management
Disaster Preparedness & Response
Disaster Vulnerability & Risk Assessment
Disaster Impact Assessment
Project Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation
Cash Transfer Programming in Disaster Response
The Sphere Project Training

Short Courses
  • Disaster Preparedness and Response
  • Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Disaster Vulnerability and Risk Assessment
  • Disaster Impact Assessment
  • Project Cycle ¬†Management
  • Project Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Cash Transfer Programming in Disaster Response
  • The Sphere Project
  • Humanitarian Accountability Partnerships
  • Community Based Psycho-social Support
  • Leadership

Our Courses

Detailed list of all our courses on offer

Disaster Risk Management

The course comprehensively covers all the major issues of disaster management namely hazard, vulnerability, capacity and disaster risk analysis; disaster risk reduction frameworks covering conceptual, policy and legal frameworks at international and national levels; DRR strategies for mainstreaming into development programming; and participatory rural appraisal tools for disaster risk assessment

Disaster Vulnerability and Risk Assessment

This course covers hazard identification and analysis, vulnerability and capacity assessment and disaster risk analysis and mapping including GIS

Disaster Preparedness and Response

It is imperative for all players in humanitarian/ emergency response to be equipped with knowledge on how to prepare and respond effectively to disasters in order to minimise losses.

This can be achieved through:

  1. An awareness of hazards and the probability of their occurrence;
  2. Expert knowledge of traditional and modern early warning systems for slow on-set and rapid onset disasters, scenario and contingency planning;
  3. Setting up structures and resources for emergency response;
  4. Planning and budgeting of emergency response programmes;
  5. Familiarising with humanitarian accountability principles and standards encapsulated in the Core Humanitarian Standard

Project Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation

It covers:

  1. Key aspects of project design, planning, implementation,  and monitoring and evaluation
  2. The logical framework and how it can translated into a concise and transparent budget and a simple work plan
  3. Use of the logical framework to design an effective monitoring and evaluation system for tracking and reporting results for individual organizations
  4. Understanding best practices and techniques for project planning, monitoring
    and evaluation for efficient and effective project implementation

The Sphere Project Training

The course covers:

  1. The humanitarian charter, protection principles and internationally accepted SPHERE minimum standards for humanitarian response,
  2. The use of the SPHERE handbook,
  3. Identification of areas for concern (according to SPHERE standards) within local communities and proposal strategies to address these challenges,
  4. Awareness amongst the disaster management professionals and thereby motivate all humanitarian players to authorize and actively support the application of the SPHERE standards in disaster response.

Disaster Impact Assessment

The importance of knowing losses incurred as a result of disasters is crucial for planning of recovery, rehabilitation and development programmes. This course covers various methods of measuring economic, financial, social, environmental losses caused by disasters.

Cash Transfer Programming in Disaster Response

Delivering aid to disaster affected populations has taken a slow shift from in-kind distributions to cash based transfers. However, cash based transfers may not be appropriate for all situations. Furthermore, cash based transfers can take the form of electronic vouchers, mobile money transfers, paper vouchers of cash. Choosing on the most suitable modality for the situation will require the expert knowledge and skill delivered through this course.