CONSULTANCY

ACDS offers a wide range of professional consultancy services to address the growing need on the African continent

Consultancies include
  • Establishing disaster risk management structures (local, provincial and national);
  • Setting up disaster management centres;
  • Establishing a volunteer base;
  • Developing disaster management prevention, preparedness and contingency plans;
  • Compiling disaster risk management policies;
  • Compiling disaster management operating procedures;
  • Risk and vulnerability assessments;
  • Community assessments;
  • Setting up information and early warning systems;
  • Co-ordinating and managing developmental projects;
  • Sustainable livelihoods assessments; and
  • Disaster management skills and competency based assessments.
Previous Projects
  • Training in Disaster Planning – Western Cape Government
  • State Tender DPLG 06/2002 – Training in Basic Disaster Risk Management in five provinces (15 courses offered)
  • Training in Disaster Planning – North-West Provincial Government
  • Training in Disaster Planning – North-West Provincial Government
  • Training in Basic and Advanced Disaster Risk Management – KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Department of Health
  • Compiling of the Disaster Management Framework and Standard Operating Procedure Guide for the Boland District Municipality (2002-2003)
  • Assessing the Institutional Capacity to offer Disaster Management Training, Ethiopia
  • UN/ISDR International Fellowship Course in disaster risk reduction and development
  • UN/ISDR International Fellowship Course in disaster risk reduction and development
  • Chemical and Biological Hazards. Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia (presented in Dubai, UAE)
  • Disaster risk management in practice (4 week course): Amathole District Municipality
  • Disaster risk management in practice (4 week course): O.R. Tambo District Municipality
  • Development of the Disaster Risk Assessment Terms of Reference for the Amathole District Municipality
  • Introduction to disaster risk management: Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality
  • Councillors training in disaster risk management: Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality
  • Compiling the Disaster Management Plan and structures for the Bojanala Platinum District Municipality (2003 – 2005).
  • UN/ISDR International Fellowship Course in disaster risk reduction and development
  • Compiling the disaster management Plan and Framework for the Richtersveld Local Municipality (2004 – 2005).
  • Compiling the Disaster Management Plan and structures for the Hibiscus Coast Municipality (2004 – 2005).
  • Compiling the Disaster Management Plan and structures for the Potchefstroom Municipality (2004 – 2005).
  • Disaster management plans development course: Gauteng Provincial Government
  • Disaster management plans development course: Zululand Local Municipality
  • Disaster management plans development course. City of Johannesburg
  • Schools Awareness Programme. Development for the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality. (2005-2006).
  • Introduction to disaster risk management. Sedibeng District Municipality
  • Development of the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality Disaster Risk Management Framework
  • Development of the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality Disaster Risk Management Plan (Level 1)
  • Conducting a scientific disaster risk assessment for the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality
  • The development of a Disaster Risk Management Plan, hazard, risk and vulnerability assessment and institutional capacities. Bophirima District Municipality
  • Development of a Level 1 Disaster Risk Management Plan for the Fezile Dabe District Municipality. (2007-2008).
  • Finalisation of the North-West Provincial Disaster Risk Management Policy Framework
  • Six research projects into Disaster Risk Reduction in the South African context. National Disaster Management Centre. South Africa
  • Views from the Frontline. Regional Coordinating Organisation for Southern Africa. Global Network of Civil Society  Organisation for Disaster Reduction. (2008/9).
  • Gap assessment in contingency planning for the North-West Provincial Government in term of the 2010 FIFA SWC
  • Updating of the Cape Winelands District Municipality Disaster Risk Management Policy Framework
  • Implementation of the Disaster Management Act 5 of 2002 for the Dr. Kenneth Kaunda District Municipality. (2008-2010).