DM.03 Disaster Management Facilitation Training of Trainers

Indonesia at Risk

Increasing disaster risk in Indonesia is widely recognized. Indonesia is prone to the impacts of earthquakes along its 5000 km coastal line, hundreds of volcanoes, landslides and flooding, as well as storms, terrorism, social conflict and food insecurity. Since 2004, Indonesia’s losses have totaled over US$ 14 billion, affected more than two million people and caused hundreds of thousands of deaths. However, the risks that communities in Indonesia face can be reduced through effective training in disaster risks reduction and disaster management

IDEP trainings directly contribute to Indonesia’s efforts under HFA, providing clear benefits to those that are serious about disaster management

Indonesia’s commitment to disaster risk reduction

In January 2005, together with 168 countries, Indonesia made a full commitment to implement the International blueprint for disaster risk reduction for 2005-2015 called the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA).

The agreed priorities for action for 2005-2015 are:

  • Ensure a strong institutional basis for risk reduction
  • Monitor disaster risks and enhance early warning
  • Build a culture of safety and resilience through education
  • Reduce the underlying risk factors
  • Strengthen disaster preparedness for effective response

About this training

This intensive 12-day workshop builds disaster management facilitation skills. It includes opportunities to practice disaster management facilitation in communities

This training’s modules include:

  • The principles of effective Disaster Management facilitation
  • Overview of community disaster advocacy
  • Mainstreaming disaster preparedness in communities
  • How to train communities in disaster management
  • Community risk assessment
  • Effective and creative facilitation of DM trainings
  • Introduction to DRR education programs

At the completion of this workshop, participants will:

  • The principles of effective Disaster Management facilitation
  • How to implement Community Disaster Management trainings
  • Able to design Community Disaster Management trainings
  • Motivated to implement disaster management trainings in local community
  • Able to facilitate community disaster preparedness/management trainings
  • Able to teach others how to deliver effective disaster management trainings

IDEP trainings provide you with

Expert trainers: IDEP’s emergency response unit responds to disasters Indonesia wide, working with a network of partners throughout the country. The team has assisted in capacity building disaster risk reduction programs in Bali, Simeulue, NTT, NTB, Aceh and Timor Leste. Our clients and training participants include OXFAM, IOM, SurfAid International, the UN, Care International and others.

Effective training methodology: Participants will be involved in a dynamic and effective learning environment. IDEP trainers use a range of tried and tested techniques, discussion groups, practice sessions, simulations and teamwork activities. Participants should prepare demographic information and maps of their working area prior to joining the workshop, so the training can focus on real life contexts that are relevant and practical to their working areas

Comprehensive reference materials: IDEP publishes the nationally acclaimed Community Based Disaster Management educational toolkit. This kit includes: a CBDM resource manual, self-help handbook, community education films and related public awareness campaign materials.

As part of this training each participant will receive Indonesian versions of the following materials for use in their areas.
  • Community Based Disaster Management Manual
  • Community Based Disaster Management Resource Book
  • Samples of CBDM public education comic books
  • Disaster Management Facilitator Resources DVD Rom
  • ‘Let’s Get Prepared’ CBDM videos DVD
  • IDEP's Disaster Management Facilitator's Handbook
Materials received at time of registering at the training location
Click here to go to a page with a slide show of excerpts of these materials.Disaster Related Resources


At the completion of the training, participants that have successfully completed 90% or more of the entire course will receive a certificate of participation for the training.

Training costs

For trainings held at the IDEP Training Center the training costs per participant includes:
  • The workshop training fees
  • Resources and training materials provided
  • Accommodation cost in shared room facilities
  • Snacks, tea and coffee during break times
  • 3 meals per day (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
For training costs details for all IDEP training please see the IDEP training costs page. Please note: IDEP sponsors three subsidized positions for community participants at each workshop conducted. Where an organization wishes to book out an entire training (minimum 15 places), discounts may apply. Contact us for more details.

For training held on-location at your site, you cover costs for

  • The workshop training fees
  • Costs for IDEP's trainers to travel to and from your location
  • Accommodation and food costs for IDEP trainer's while on site
  • Resources and training materials provided
  • All local costs for training location, participants' food, travel and accommodation as needed
Click here to download a complete flyer with the training application form and more detailed information about this training.

Place and time of the training

For scheduled events of this workshop at the IDEP Training Center in Ubud Bali please go to the schedule of trainings page. For all trainings held at the IDEP Training Center participants will be provided accommodation in simple shared room facilities.

To make an inquiry about hosting this training in your area, contact us to discuss options.

Who this training is for

NGOs, government workers, professionals and individuals. By participating in this training you will build skills to assist communities in your working area to decrease risks, increase resilience and be better prepared to manage disaster. IDEP sponsors three subsidized positions for community participants at each workshop conducted.

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