GEOG 49-Theories and Analytical Methods for Integrated Disaster Risk Reduction (IDRR)


This course will introduce students to concepts of environmental health, disaster events, and disaster profiling in urban Ghana. It is intended to equip students with a deeper understanding of concepts on environmental health and disaster risk reduction, thus enhancing their ability to appreciate and apply the appropriate methods and tools in assessing EH and DRR in urban Ghana. The course will cover the following topics: Environment and Health Linkages, disaster incidence and prevention, disaster preparedness and mitigation, notions and perceptions around disaster management, the global context of IEH and DRR and an introduction to the tools and methods for assessing urban vulnerability and climate change.