Bushfires: Response, Relief and Resilience Course - The University of Newcastle

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Discover strategies in preparing for, responding to and recovering from bushfire natural disasters from the world's leading minds.

Why join the course?

The increasing impact of climate change is exacerbating the risk factors of natural disasters such as bushfires/wildfires, therefore individuals and organisations must learn to respond to emergencies, survive and recover from humanitarian crises that are beyond their current expertise.

Challenges and lessons learned from disaster recovery globally suggest that there is a need for individuals and community leaders to understand more about fire disasters. The causes, mitigation, seeking help and longer-term recovery. By the end of this course, you will gain knowledge on bushfire hazards and causes, propensity to spread, impacts and what we can do to recover quickly.

This course is significant for individuals and the public interested in gaining knowledge about reducing their vulnerability to bushfires, effective coping strategies in the aftermath of a bushfire event and building resilience in the face of future disasters.

What topics will you cover?

  • Identify drivers of bushfire risks.
  • Assess the various mechanisms through which bushfires attack.
  • Explore the impact of bushfires from multiple perspectives.
  • Explore essentials for bushfire resilience and benefits of community-led bushfire recovery.
  • Identify coping strategies for affected people and effective coping strategies.

When would you like to start?

Most FutureLearn courses run multiple times. Every run of a course has a set start date but you can join it and work through it after it starts. 

  • Available now

Who is the course for?

The course is relevant for individuals and communities looking at gaining an understanding of bushfire risk reduction and resilience.

Who developed the course?

The University of Newcastle Australia

The University of Newcastle is a world-class university distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence. Ranked in Australia’s Top 10 universities, and 197th in the world (QS rankings, 2021).

UNITAR

The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) provides innovative learning solutions to individuals, organisations and institutions to enhance global decision-making and support country-level action for shaping a better future.

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Last updated Sep 2020

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