Welcome to the portal on Self Study Programme of the National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM), Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. This is an initiatives for technology enhanced learning in the field of disaster management for promoting sensitization, awareness and preparedness for disaster risk reduction among the general public as well as different key stakeholders who are responsible for managing disasters.
This self study programme can be accessed by anyone from anywhere at any time for learning at your own pace and convenience.
The SSP would help in mainstreaming and integrating disaster risk reduction through improvement in the knowledge and information base in the subject. The courses provide excellent opportunities to learn about the Disaster Management by self motivation, particularly for those who are not able to attend face to face class room trainings.
At present, the Self Study Programme has 10 different courses. These courses are Basics of Disaster Management, Community based disaster risk management, School Safety, Disaster Health care management, Guide to Civil defense volunteers; Industrial Chemical DM, Floods Risk Management, Cyclones Risk Management, Earthquake RM and Landslides RM. The training materials in the courses have been categorized into various chapters in the form of audio-visual presentations.
You can access the course by clicking on the “register here” link at the home page, as new use. Fill your profile details and submit it. After submission, you will receive confirmation on your email id. Confirm the registration on the link sent to your mail. After this, you can login with your username and password. Once you are logged in, you can click on any of the courses of your interest and go through the chapters of the course.
Hope that this web based self study programme will serve its purpose in enhancing your understanding for disaster risk reduction. Best wishes and Good Luck
I extend a warm welcome to dear friends, colleagues and learners who had completed and also those who have and are likely to join the e-based program launched by NIDM in a self learning mode.
NIDM, a statutory body under Disaster Management Act 2005, has been conducting various programmes on capacity building since its inception in the direction of fulfilling its mandate and addressing the issue of mainstreaming disaster risk reduction into development by building capacities of civil servants, ministries/ departments of Centre and State Governments, NGOs, private sector and civil society. Despite all these efforts, NIDM was not able to reach out to all stakeholders.
In order to enhance its reach to sensitize people about disaster management, NIDM adopted to launch online self study and web-based courses. Through self study mode, NIDM has launched courses on different aspects of disaster management and people from every corner of the country have been joining these courses and getting sensitized. This sensitization has also contributed in reducing the impact of disasters as community at large is being made aware through these courses.
Recently, in the year 2015 Sendai declaration, under Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR), has also emphasized on understanding risk and use of technology in risk reduction activities. These courses are addressing these two priorities of SFDRR.
The uniqueness of this program is that participants are getting exposed to different contents through a very easy learning process, listening to videos from experts in their respective fields. To further enhance the capacity, a self evaluation mechanism is inbuilt in these courses, which enables the participants to monitor their own progress.
Thus the objective of these courses is to enhance the information, enhance the knowledge and enhance the skills to not only save oneself but also help others to be safe.
Thank you very much to all.
National Institute of Disaster Management(NIDM)
The National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) has been constituted under the Disaster Management Act 2005 with the nodal national responsibility for human resource development, capacity building, training, research, documentation and policy advocacy in the field of disaster management.
Self Study Programme(SSP)
NIDM offers self-study courses for general public as well as government officials and other stakeholders who have role and responsibility of managing disasters. The courses under the programme could be accessed by anyone from anywhere in the country as per his/her convenience in flexi time free of cost. The aim of these courses is to create interest and raise the level of knowledge, skill and awareness on disaster management.
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