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As part of its social mission, which is to raise local awareness of disaster risk management and assessment, An-Najah National University, recently offered a two-credit-hour free elective ‎course titled: "Risk Assessment and Management". The course will be given by ‎ Prof. Jalal Dabeek, Director of the Urban Planning and Disaster Risk Reduction Center at the University and the Engineering Union Head in Palestine.


The course aims to develop students' knowledge and skills in risk ‎assessment and management to deal with natural and unnatural ‎disasters.

 The course also covers several topics most important are: categories of hazards and emergencies, disaster characteristics, pandemics, epidemic diseases, Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 – 2030, the ‎importance and role of national and international legislation in risk ‎management, and the relationship between sustainable development goals(SDGs) ‎and disaster risk management and reduction. ‎‎

It includes the application of accident theories in the analysis of ‎accident causation, accident investigation techniques, inspections and ‎audits, and practical approaches to risk assessment and management, ‎including disaster and emergency planning. ‎

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to ‎examine features of risk/safety management systems, use a case study ‎approach to accident investigation and reporting, and design and ‎implement a disaster management plan as well as examine various ‎approaches to safety auditing, to be able to make appropriate choices. ‎

Throughout the course, examples of natural and unnatural disasters ‎are drawn from the world, enabling students to consolidate theoretical ‎and practical knowledge of risk assessment and management. ‎


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