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.
Notices and Announcements
DMISA Constitution 2018, as amended
DMISA’s role as SAQA-approved professional body for Disaster Management in South Africa required some changes to the Institute’s Constitution. The process to change the Constitution, as well as what changes were proposed and accepted, are described here.
DMISA invites proposals from auditors for 2019/2020 Financial Year
Qualified financial professionals or firms are invited to submit proposals for the auditing function for DMISA for the 2019/2020 financial year. Please contact the office for further information.
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.
DMISA is inviting applications for registration as Disaster Management Professional, Practitioner, Associate and Technician. Download the application forms with detailed instructions from the Professionalisation Portal.
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: