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14 Mar 2017 description
report TorqAid

Enclosed here is the TorqAid Toolkit. This includes a number of useful materials and articles for both the development and humanitarian practitioner. This includes an invaluable humanitarian/development bibliography and agency directory; the Disaster Risk Management (DRM) framework around which TorqAid’s DRM training is based; and useful articles on the Project Management Cycle (PMC), participatory tools such as the Ten Seed Technique (TST) and Seasonal Calendar, and twelve teaching tips (Teach like a Champion!).

08 Feb 2016 description
report TorqAid

The seven key diagrams highlighted in this article illustrate clearly the main initiatives which are required for effective Disaster Risk Management (DRM). The also clearly describe some of the main initiatives which took place following the March 2015 Tropical Cyclone (TC) Pam in Vanuatu, as well as the 2015/16 el Nino-related drought. The key strengths of each of these diagrams are summarised in the pages below.

08 Feb 2016 description
infographic TorqAid

The seven key diagrams highlighted in this article illustrate clearly the main initiatives which are required for effective Disaster Risk Management (DRM). The key strengths of each of these diagrams are summarised in the pages below. Together, these illustrations are designed to assist humanitarian and development practitioners in using these tools to respond to hazards such as tropical cyclones; drought; heavy storms and flooding; earthquakes; tsunamis; bushfires.

21 Sep 2015 description
report TorqAid

Overview

Summarised on the following pages are links to a number of useful resources for the community development (CD) and humanitarian practitioner. The details of these of these are tabulated below, and this information has been compiled by Mr Chris Piper, the CEO of TorqAid – www.torqaid.com .

General Resources (ie useful for both the CD and humanitarian practitioner)

o Bimonthly AARTG.

o Useful Participatory Toolkit, including the Ten Seed Technique (TST) and Seasonal Calendar.

28 May 2015 description
infographic TorqAid

The four key diagrams highlighted in this article illustrate clearly the main initiatives which are required for effective disaster risk management (DRM).

28 May 2015 description
report TorqAid

WDR Disaster-related Statistics

  • The best source of disaster-related information can be found in the annual Red Cross World Disasters Report (WDR). Tables 1 and 2 below are drawn from the 2014 Red Cross World Disasters Report (WDR)
  • Disasters here include both ‘natural’ (eg drought) and ‘technological’ (eg industrial accident) hazards, with WDR giving a breakdown into different sub-groups and types

  • These figures exclude;

26 Dec 2014 description
report TorqAid

Overview

Summarised on the following pages are links to a number of useful resources for the community development (CD) and humanitarian practitioner. The details of these of these are tabulated below, and this information has been compiled by Mr Chris Piper, the CEO of TorqAid – www.torqaid.com .

General (ie useful for both CD and humanitarian practitioners)

  • Bimonthly AARTG.
  • The Ten Seed Technique (TST)/Seasonal Calendar.
  • 12 key teaching tips
26 Dec 2014 description
report TorqAid

TorqAid – www.torqaid.com argues that the following Guiding Principles provide a useful, practical framework for effective humanitarian or disaster risk management (DRM) work1.

Five Key Attributes (5KAs) of the Humanitarian or DRM Practitioner2
Effective humanitarian response is more an Art Form than a Science, and ideally requires: