DMISAThe Disaster Management Institute of Southern Africa
The Professionalisation Portal is now active, it provides resources for those interested in professional registration in Disaster Management.
The Disaster Management institute of Southern Africa (DMISA) was founded in 1985 and still maintains its position as the premium professional association for Disaster Management professionals and associated disciplines in Southern Africa. DMISA is the SAQA-approved professional body for Disaster Management in South Africa and manages the SAQA-approved Disaster Management Professional (PrDM), Disaster Management Practitioner (DMPc), Disaster Management Associate (DMA) and Disaster Management Technician (DMT) designation.
Continuous Professional Development
Registered professionals must maintain their status through a system of continuous professional development (CPD) points. Access information about continuous professional development opportunities, processes and documentation.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Professional registration requirements include qualifications and experience. In some cases persons may have considerable experience but have not yet had the opportunity to acquire the required qualifications. In such cases RPL provides an opportunity for persons with applicable experience to also register professionally.
DMISA supports the Disaster Management / Disaster Risk Reduction community of practice
DMISA is committed to providing learning, networking and alignment opportunities for the Disaster Management / Disaster Risk Reduction community of practice in Southern Africa. We encourage interaction between practitioners, researchers, legislators, stakeholders and leadership across Southern Africa to build capacity and resilience, reduce risk, and improve our common understanding of disaster risk. Our common goal is to reduce the impact of disasters on society and to build future ready sustainable communities.
The following links may be useful to our members and the general community of practice:
Disaster Risk Reduction in Southern Africa
This SADC website provides a platform for sharing of information on Disaster Risk Reduction / Disaster Management, and provides learning opportunities for DRR practitioners and other stakeholders.