- Code EMDV8123
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Crawford School of Public Policy
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject Environmental Management & Development
- Areas of interest Geography, Human Ecology, Anthropology, Development Studies, Science
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
The course examines the connection between natural hazard events and disaster occurrences in the Asia-Pacific and other world regions. It highlights the importance of assessing the vulnerabilities to natural hazards of different communities in countries that are disaster-prone. The topics that are explored are as follows: a) socio-economic and political systems that cause variations on how people deal with, and are affected by, disasters that are brought about by natural hazard events; b) how natural hazards impinge on everyday life of people and their communities; c) the concepts of vulnerability, risk and resilience; d) how societal goals and priorities influence the vulnerability of different groups to hazard events; and, e) the importance of addressing livelihood concerns and access to resources in adapting to short- and long-term impacts of natural hazards.
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