Introduction

Disaster research data indicates a strong trend towards an increase in disaster frequency and intensity further complicated by the compounding and cascading of historical and ongoing disaster events. The COVID-19 pandemic has provided sharp focus on this reality making disaster cycle management a requisite for business and organizational survival.

Core Value

Positioning businesses and organizations for contextual, data-driven planning and operationalization of disaster cycle management.

Course Overview

Disasters and their impacts on people, institutional systems, infrastructure both soft and hard as well as the environment can at a minimum be managed if not avoided in their entirety. However, historical disaster research data highlights a chronic pattern of lessons learned but not implemented or systematically assessed. Inadvertently this results in belated, reactive, and economically unsustainable response-based approaches to disasters whose outcomes include significant business failure brought about by inability to withstand and recover from disaster shocks.

Strathmore Business School is offering its inaugural disaster cycle management course offering perspectives and strategies for building disaster resilient human, physical, intellectual, and financial resources to counter these phenomena.

Programme Delivery

A broad-based panel of experts in disaster management, cybersecurity, international psychology, climate justice and equity, supply chain management and development strategy will provide an instructive learning and networking experience.  A systems approach, cognizant of the interconnected and interdependent interactions of the built, human and natural environments, will be the organizing framework for this course. Analysis and discussion will center on drivers and impacts of various disasters, disaster cycle management, and strategies for mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.

The panel will facilitate substantive evidence-based learning by examining practical case study analysis, developing hazard and disaster assessment models as well as business resilience and continuity planning within the context of a predictable disaster landscape. We will evaluate global intervening challenges and the significant vulnerability created by changing climate generated extreme events, infectious disease outbreaks, critical infrastructure breaches, cybersecurity, and terrorism.

Participant Takeaways

  • Presentations by and discussions with industry and government leaders/subject matter experts.
  • By the end of the course participants will have tools, knowledge and understanding to develop;
    • A comprehensive disaster profile.
    • Vulnerability assessment tools for your business or institution.
    • A template for developing a disaster mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery strategy.

Who Should Attend

This course is for public and private sector leaders involved in the imperative of building resilient systems for the 21st century.

  • Community Service Organization leadership.
  • Corporate executives, directors and staff from the businesses, hospitals, institutions of higher learning, etc
  • Local, national level government officials.
  • Business Continuity, risk reduction and emergency management practitioners.

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Key Details


Begins: 27th – 30th September 2022

Cost: Kshs. 65,000 or USD 650 

Mode of Delivery: Blended


For more information on the programme contact us on eeopenprograms@strathmore.edu or Geoffrey Ombati on gokora@strathmore.edu or call +254 (0) 713 878 524.