Disability-inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction (DiDRR): It is Our Responsibility

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Disability-inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction (DiDRR): It is Our Responsibility

last update on: 12/08/2023


This online course is about incorporating disability perspectives into all phases of disaster risk reduction: prevention; preparedness, response, and recovery. 

We call this: Disability-inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction (DiDRR).



This course is designed for disaster risk reduction (DRR) policy makers and professionals both at the central and local levels.  DRR policy makers and professionals are major change agents in DiDRR.  DRR policy makers at the central level can develop DRR laws, policies, and systems with vision.  DRR policy makers at the local level can translate the vision into practice with detailed policies and actions.  

Of course, we welcome other stakeholders such as disability policy makers, organizations of persons with disabilities (OPDs), disability advocates and their allies to promote DiDRR.



By the end of the course, you should achieve:


  1. Renewed thinking on disability;
  2. Increased awareness and understanding of the importance of DiDRR;
  3. Examples, references, and resources helpful to implement DiDRR; And hopefully,
  4. Commitment to implementing DiDRR!



The course will take you approximately 2.5 hours to complete.



Select ‘Start Course’ to begin.

Note: Your progress is being saved. In order to complete the course, you are required to view the lessons in sequential order. 

This course provides an accessible experience and is optimized for screen readers.

At the end of the course, you will get a certificate issued by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).

All course takers should be able to download their quiz results and worksheets as well as resources and glossary of terms.

The annex lists resources and shares a glossary of terms. 

You can download your worksheets and action plan and all the resources so that even after the completion of the course, you can use them as your companion to pursue further actions on DiDRR.



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