Professional development in disaster management with an international focus

Serving the learning needs of disaster/emergency management professionals in the developing world since 1982, the University of Wisconsin-Disaster Management Center (UWDMC) has worked closely with experts recognized for their field experience to develop disaster management training activities with a practical emphasis. The center’s goal is to help improve the emergency management performance of non-governmental organizations, local and national governments, and international organizations, through a comprehensive professional development program in international disaster management.

Distance learning approach

Self-study course modules that address a variety of disaster management topics are available for download in a pdf format. With an emphasis on the international and developing world, we offer courses addressing a wide range of topics, including:

  • Disaster preparedness
  • Disaster risk reduction
  • Refugee emergencies
  • Management, communication, and training
  • Disasters and development

Take individual courses or register for a comprehensive program

Register for individual courses addressing a particular need. Or broaden and deepen your knowledge by participating in a diploma program that integrates and recognizes learning from UWDMC courses, field experiences, and training from other sources.