Disaster Management and the Role of NGOs (One-day Workshop) (DMA101-FA)
This class focuses on the disaster management cycles and the role of NGOs in the relief, recovery, mitigation and preparation. After a review of the background and state of disasters in the world today, we focus on approaches to dealing with diverse hazards in different contexts. The classes will include presentation, discussion and simulation activities. We will review methods used by different organizations to better understand ways for dealing with complex issues.
Sarajean Rossitto is a Tokyo-based nonprofit NGO consultant focusing on NGO skills development training, nonprofit project development, and social issue publication development. She spent 4 years coordinating bilateral exchange of nonprofit professionals between the US and Japan for Japan-US Community Exchange (JUCEE).
Sarajean also worked for 6 years with the Tokyo YMCA. She holds an undergraduate degree in sociology and a Master's in International Affairs with a Focus on human rights in East Asia from Columbia University.
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