5 February - 11 May 2018 (deadline for application: 8 May)
21 May - 24 August 2018 (deadline for application: 21 August)
3 September - 7 December
The University of Newcastle, CIFAL Newcastle and UNITAR are pleased to offer the Graduate Certificate in Disaster Risk Reduction to provide graduates and professionals with the knowledge to manage the DRR process across all sectors of society. Students of the program will learn fundamental disaster risk concepts and receive training in the use of the most globally adopted DRR tools and protocols, some of these through direct engagement with UNITAR resources. At the end of the programme, students will be capable of conducting disaster risk evaluations and guiding the subsequent development of disaster risk mitigation and management strategies for the organisation in which they work. This program will equip graduates to apply the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction to public, private, NGO and civil society organisations. The programme combines flexibility to study anywhere at any time as it is available both online and face-to-face on campus. Upon graduation, in addition to the university degree, students will receive UN co-certification from the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and the United Nations International Office for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR).