The philosophy of the Centre for Disaster Risk Management and Development Studies is to train students so that they acquire knowledge which will lead to changes in attitude to hazards, vulnerabilities and disasters that the community confronts on daily basis. At the end of the training, students are expected to acquire the values and basic skills that facilitate addressing of problems at flash points while reducing the vulnerability of communities to both the physical and the social environments as they affect humanity.
To become a Centre of Excellence in disaster risk management and sustainable development through training, research, community services and public awareness creation.
To produce graduates that will help transmit knowledge of disaster risk management to the populace with the view to achieving sustainable development.
The Centre has three Units namely: training, workshops and outreach; information, policy advocacy and communication as well as research and development
The Centre for Disaster Risk Management and Development Studies is a multidisciplinary Centre that runs two programmes; namely, Masters in Disaster Risk Management (MDM) and Postgraduate Diploma in Disaster Risk Management (PDM).
Staff Strength and Development
As a multidisciplinary Centre, the staff strength for running the programme is enormous. Therefore, most academic staff are tapped from all the departments of the University.
The Centre for Disaster Risk Management and Development Studies is presently accommodated in a comfortable building dedicated to it and has the facilities for effective performance. The Centre has sixteen offices for staff, one seminar/conference room, three lecture theatres, one e-library and dedicated shelves at the Centre for Arid Zone Studies (CAZS) Library.