1. At the successful completion of the course, the participants would be able to: 
    • Understand the basic concepts of disaster, its management and disaster risk reduction and Sustainable Development
    • Be able to critically discuss current global and national Disaster issues
    • Be able to link Sendai Framework with Pandemics
    • Be more informed on the recent policies on Disaster Risk reduction and Disaster management
    • Frame Decisions in the light of International agreements-Sustainable development Goals (SDGs)
    • Demonstrate the ability to work constructively in a team and communicate effectively with people from other disciplines


Disasters are hitting the globe like never before. The anthropogenic contributions is making the matter further worse. The various dimensions of Disasters and related issues are linked with each other. The course aims to improve the understanding of cause and effect relationships to offer options to help reduce risks and vulnerabilities and increase resilience. It explores the intimidations involving, natural and manmade hazards pose to human and the like. The module supports policy and decision makers with authoritative research and information.


The module of Disaster and Sustainable Development is an inclusive package working on different dimensions of Disaster and its management and further weaving it with sustainable development .It deals with the basic concepts of Disaster, disaster management and disaster risk reduction. Climate Change and Sustainable development and their linkages which helps in building insights for the subject as a whole.



The course/stream is unique because it covers important topics on the Indian Adivasi/ Tribes mainly on the thematic issues of “Development Challenges in Tribal Areas and Aspirational Districts”. This course also updates the knowledge about good public policy development for the social and economic Inclusion of the Tribals.



  1. Basics of Disaster Management – Hazard, Vulnerability, Risk, Disaster and Development

-Hazard, Risk, Vulnerability Analysis (HRVA) and its relationship with capacity

– Difference between Hazard and Disaster


  1. Disaster Management Act 2005, NDMA, SDMA, DDMA, NDRF, NIDM, Disaster Management Cycle

-Role and responsibilities of NDMA, SDMA and DDMA

-NDRF, a unique force

– Disaster Management Cycle- Different phases of disasters


  1. Disaster Management Plan (National, State and District Disaster Management Plan)

-Linkage of National plan with State and District plans

-How to make a plan and significance of plan


  1. Paradigm shift from relief towards Disaster Preparedness and Mitigation-International Strategy in DRR

-International Decade for Disaster Risk Reduction (1990-1999)

-Yokohama Conference 1994

-Hyogo Framework 1995-2015

– Sendai Framework 2015-2030


  1. Natural Disasters in India- Floods, Drought, Cyclone, Earthquake, Landslide, Forest Fire, etc (34)

-Hydro-Meteorological , Geological ,disasters with examples of recent Indian disasters

– Man-made disasters


  1. Urban Risk Reduction- Urban Flooding

-Hazards and urban planning

-Recent floods in metro- cities and their impact


  1. Odisha Super Cyclone 1999- A case study

-Cyclone formation

-Unique disaster which gave importance of preparedness and mitigation, paradigm shift in DM


  1. Reconstruction and Rehabilitation- Built Back Better (A case of Sikkim reconstruction after earthquake in 2011)

-Participative, In-situ, Disaster resistant features

-Reconstruction as capacity building exercise


  1. National Policy on Disaster Management 2009- Group Discussion

-Basic elements of policy

-Need of policy change after covid 19


  1. Climate Change and DRR- Linkage between SDGs and DRR

-Unprecedented events and climate change

-How SDGs are related to Disaster Risk Reduction

Faculty Contact

Prof. Vinod K. Sharma