Excerpt from course description

Crisis Management and Logistics


Crisis management, also called emergency - , disaster -, and/or risk management, depending on the context, is more important than ever. Political instability and climate change are among drivers that increase the number of manmade and natural disasters globally, affecting increasing numbers of people and creating more economic damage. The aim of this course is to provide students with tools, knowledge and understanding, enabling them to work with developing and implementing sustainable disaster preparedness and response in various contexts. In particular the course relate to SDGs 3, 6, 9, 16 and 17. The course will be a meeting arena for different actors involved including municipal, governmental and non-governmental institutions and organizations, civil protection and military forces, commercial companies and financial institutions. It covers both national and international contexts. A major aspect of any disaster preparedness, response, and recovery is the organizing of supply chains to secure provisions. Accordingly, the course will put specific emphasis on the logistics of disaster and crisis management.

Course content

Module 1: The arena

Module 2: The preparing

Module 3: The doing


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