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Please note that there are two different conference venues:
June 14/15 - Century City Conference Centre
June 16 - Kirstenbosch Conference Centre (transportation available)
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Wednesday, June 14 • 18:00 - 20:00
Disaster Resilience Leadership Trained Practitioner: A Short Term Leadership Training Program Resulted in Tangible Leadership Actions in East Africa - Christine Muhumuza

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Disaster Resilience Leadership Trained Practitioner: A Short Term Leadership Training Program Resulted in Tangible Leadership Actions in East Africa
Presenter: Christine Muhumuza (MakSPH RAN, Uganda)
Co-Authors: Roy william Bazeyo, Roy William Mayega, Doreen Tuhehebwe 
Introduction: There is an increasing number and intensity of disaster incidents which impose an immeasurable scale of impacts to the population. However it has been observed that there is lack of effective leadership and adequate knowledge in disaster risk management (DRM) & resilience among ground level practitioners and first line responders. 
Methods: We tested how a capacity building program can support practitioners achieve tangible DRM leadership actions within their organizations of work. This was through a series of 5-day workshop that focused on 4 core pillars (Operations, Leadership and Human Factors, Climate change, and Analytics) and was attended by nominated DRL fellows.
Findings:  A total of 40 DRL fellows were trained from 6 Eastern Africa countries (Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia). Fellows came from organizations such as government ministries & agencies, NGOs, CSOs, academia, UN agencies, security forces and the private sector. Each DRL fellow implemented an action plan among others.   

Wednesday June 14, 2017 18:00 - 20:00
Century City Conference Centre Western Cape Town, South Africa