First Stop for all students and staff working inside the BDU Disaster Response Science Masters Program
Welcome! Technical Instructions, Program and Course Information
This section is to explain the Bahir Dar University Master of Science Degree Program in Disaster Risk Science and Sustainable Development (DRSSD)
Semester 1 Course 1:DRS Conceptual Foundations
Course Professor: Lezlie Moriniere, Dr. Muluneh Yitayew, Tim Frankenberger
Course Objectives: Course 1 sets the stage for the entire Masters Program in Disaster Risk Science and Sustainable Development. In Module 1 you will master risk terminology, trends, frameworks, theory, models and management systems. Because Risk is a function of both Vulnerability and Shock, the following modules will focus on these two concepts. In Module 2 you will explore vulnerability through the concepts of livelihood, resilience, coping and adaptation. In Module 3 you will learn about all types of shocks: climate change, geophysical hazards (floods, landslides, drought, degradation, etc.), socio-conflict and health / pandemics. With each shock, both causes and consequences will be discussed alongside case studies.
Semester 1 Course 1: Political and Institutional Environment
Course Professor: Lezlie Moriniere, Dr. Muluneh Yitayew
Course Objectives: This course lays the foundation for a strong understanding of policy, standards and actors in the humanitarian arena. It will start with the international level, then move to the African and regional contexts. The last two thirds of the course will focus specifically on Ethiopia, ideally guided by national leaders and experts.
BDU Disaster Risk Science Masters Program
An Introduction to Sustainable Development: Theory and Practice
Course Professors:Tim Finan, Lezlie C. Morinière, Tim Frankenberger
The objective of this course is to provide a sophisticated understanding of the complex issues that surround sustainable development.