The world has witnessed a considerable increase in the frequency of natural disasters over the last four decades. The OIC Member States are no exception; in fact, they even experienced a relatively steeper upward trend in the frequency of natural disasters. Similarly, the world, and especially the OIC region, has witnessed a considerable frequency of man-made disasters.

Disasters hinder economic and social development process by destructing fixed assets, damaging productive capacities and market access, demolishing transport, health, communications and energy infrastructure, and causing death, impairment and forced displacement. Previous socioeconomic vulnerabilities may worsen the impact of a natural disaster and violent conflict, resulting in an instant increase in poverty and deprivation and making the process of recovery more difficult.

Viewing the risks of disasters (both natural and man-made) as barriers to sustainable development necessitates the inclusion of a disaster risk management strategy as an indispensable and integral part of the overall development strategy. Therefore, disaster management is considered as one of the top priority areas of cooperation of the OIC and its Member States. Against this backdrop and in line with the request of the 38th Session of the Islamic Commission for Economic, Cultural and Social Affairs (ICECS), which was held on 31 March–2 April 2015 in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, SESRIC has launched the Disaster Risk Management Capacity Building Programme (DRM-CaB) in 2015.

Questionnaire and Terms of Reference (ToR) Files

SESRIC urges all national disaster risk management institutions in the OIC Member States to participate in the Disaster Risk Management Capacity Building Programme. The valuable participation of national institutions will help SESRIC to effectively plan and implement capacity building training activities, which will play an important role in the improvement of human capital in the OIC Member States.

The national disaster risk management institutions in the OIC Member States are highly welcomed to download the related questionnaire available, in the three official languages of the OIC, from the links below:

►   Download the Questionnaire (English) (Arabic) (French)

The Terms of Reference need to be completed by the beneficiary institutions of the OIC Member States to identify the exact scope of the requested capacity building activities. The files can be downloaded from the links below:

►   Terms of Reference for Training Courses (English) (Arabic) (French)
►   Terms of Reference for Training Workshops (English) (Arabic) (French)
►   Terms of Reference for Study Visits (English) (Arabic) (French)

Register as an Expert

If you wish to be included in the Roster of Experts of the SESRIC Capacity Building Programmes (ROSCAB), please complete and submit the online registration form.

Please Click Here to access the ROSCAB registration page.

Main Subjects:
Enhancing Disaster Preparedness Damage and Needs Assessment Methodology Early Recovery Planning
Long-term Recovery and Reconstruction Coordination of Disaster Relief and Aid Flow Early Warning Systems
Risk Management of Specific Hazards Strengthening Disaster Risk Governance Investing in Disaster Risk Reduction for Resilience


Implemented Activities
Venue Date Information
Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye 20-21 December 2023 Training Course on ‘Strengthening Information Management Systems for Effective Disaster-Risk Reduction (DRR) in OIC Countries’
Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye 28-30 March 2022 SESRIC Organised a Training Course on ‘Disaster Risk Identification and Risk Assessment’ for the benefit of OIC African French-Speaking Member Countries
Baku Azerbaijan 24-25 November 2015 Training Course on ‘‘Early Warning Systems (Multi-Hazard)’’