DMISA

The Disaster Management Institute of Southern Africa

Community of Practitioners

DMISA is the professional body for Disaster Management in Southern Africa and the home of Disaster Management practitioners where they can share, learn, network and align in a safe and sociable environment with peers who are faced with similar challenges and opportunities.

Community

Learning Opportunities

DMISA supports our members through providing learning opportunities such as the annual DMISA Disaster Risk Reduction Conference.

Learn

Professional Development

DMISA is the SAQA-recognised professional body for Disaster Management in South Africa and supports the Disaster Management profession in Southern Africa with opportunities for professional registration, recognition of prior learning for professional registration, and continuous professional development.

Develop

Alignment

DMISA creates platforms and opportunities for sharing and spreading international best practice in Disaster Management.

Align

Disaster Risk Reduction 2018: Mobilising Future Ready Resilience

19-20 September 2018, aha Kopanong Hotel & Conference Centre, Benoni, Gauteng Province, South Africa

Sustainably reducing disaster risk and disaster impact, today and tomorrow.

DRR 2018 will focus on reducing direct disaster economic losses, aligning with the UNISDR Sendai 7 Campaign’s 2018 Target 3 priority.

The Professionalisation Portal is now active, it provides resources for those interested in professional registration in Disaster Management.

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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.

Professional Registration

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.

Register

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.

Develop

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.

Recognition

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

SADC DRR

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.

SADC DRR