Enhance your knowledge as a disaster risk management professional through these virtually facilitated and self-paced courses that draw on the latest global expertise and technology in learning.

Introduction to Gender and Disaster Risk Management

This e-learning course will help you understand how your DRM projects can equally benefit women and men by addressing: the concept of gender and how gender roles can affect women and men’s risk and resilience to natural hazards; how women and men manage, respond to and experience disasters differently due to gender roles and gender inequalities; and how these differences should be addressed in DRM projects...

Resilience and Disaster Risk Management Learning Lab

In partnership with the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), the World Bank has, over the past decade, emerged as a global leader in assessing exposure to hazards and addressing disaster risks. Drawing on our accumulated experience and expertise, these virtually facilitated and self-paced courses are designed to enhance your knowledge as a resilience and disaster risk management professional.

Post-Disaster Needs Assessment Online Training

The Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) is an internationally accepted methodology for determining the physical damages, economic losses, and costs of meeting recovery needs after a natural disaster through a government-led process. This compelling, interactive and sequential online e-Learning on PDNA consist of four modules.

Introduction to Disaster Risk Management (self-paced)

This introductory course familiarizes development practitioners with contemporary concepts and practices in disaster management and discusses the paradigm shift from re-active to pro-active approaches in this cross cutting field of development.

Decision Making under Deep Uncertainty

This course describes an innovative methodology to deal with these uncertainties: Decision Making under Deep Uncertainty, and how to use it to make robust decisions for long term investments in a changing world.

Introduction to the Open Data for Resilience Initiative

This short course provides an overview of the approach and toolset developed by the Open Data for Resilience Initiative, including tools for sharing geospatial data, community mapping, and more.

Introduction to Damage, Loss and Needs Assessment (DaLA)

Introductory Damage Loss and Needs Assessment course is a six modules course which reviews the conceptual framework of DaLA as well as the sectoral aspects of conducting an assessment.

Project-Specific Contingent Emergency Response Component (CERC)

This course provides an overview of project specific Contingent Emergency Response Components (CERCs) of WBG loans. The course presentations focus on the actions that should be taken by the borrower and the Bank when preparing, activating and implementing CERCs.

Risk and Opportunity: Managing Risk for Development

This is an extensive 22-part series of videos and podcasts that explore how humans manage and respond to risk, and the implications for development.


This e-learning course will explain how risk characteristics are identified, how this information is used to assess overall risk, and how this information is used to address risk.

Safe and Resilient Cities (self-paced)

The course exposes city officials and practitioners to cutting edge tools on vulnerability assessments, policies and programs, stock-taking and gaps analysis, and financial access.