In an increasingly interconnected, globalized and complex world, where the importance of
multilateral dialogue and cooperation is ever growing, the demand from major stakeholders
in international relations for training and capacity development in the field of multilateral
diplomacy is constantly rising.
Over the past decade, UNITAR has been actively engaged in supporting governments and
other actors by transferring knowledge and know-how on the practices, policies and
procedures of the multilateral working environment and the United Nations intergovernmental
machinery as well as on contemporary diplomacy-related topics.
In the rapid dynamic change happening in all technical and administrative areas, crises have
become one of the challenges that face many organizations. When a crisis occurs, it
becomes crucial in the journey of any institution and must be addressed effectively through a
successful crisis management approach. With climate change having a global impact on
environment, expectations are higher for many crises and natural disasters to come,
requiring the ability to plan, predict and anticipate future disasters and projected risks. The
need arises to prepare contingency plans and to train people on implementing them, hence
risks and crises can be successfully and wisely managed.
The ”Professional Diploma: Certified Expert in Risks and Crisis Management and Control”,
previously offered exclusively by HBMSU, will be developed into a joint HBMSU-UNITAR
version of the Programme, in which UNITAR would take over the delivery of two modules in
English, to produce a co-designed training activity with the overall aim to increase the
awareness and understanding of students of the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University
(HBMSU) on managing risks, crises, and disasters.
Building upon the success of previous UNITAR-HBMSU Programmes, such as the
International Leaders Programme, the Professional Diploma aims to further solidify the
existing partnership between UNITAR and HBMSU and will extend their offered portfolio to
the field of crisis management.Overall Goal
The training aims to develop skills of students of the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart
University in managing risks, crises, and disasters, focusing on providing the knowledge on
how to address and manage them to ensure continuous activities and operations of
organizations while avoiding the effects of crises. The secondary purpose of this joint venture
is to make the diploma more applicable from an international perspective, by adding
components in the English language.
The training can be delivered either online, via Zoom, or in-person, in Geneva, Switzerland.
Annex II of this Agreement includes budgets for both options, to be selected at HBMSU’s
The programme addresses the needs of a group of a maximum of 25 students of the
Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU). The Professional Diploma will target
students and junior to mid-career professionals from the public and private sector.
Module 1: Integrated Emergency, Crisis and Disaster
Module 2: Management with results and leading with
challenges in dealing with crises
Module 3: Future Post-Covid19, What are the Challenges,
Opportunities and Management Approaches?
Module 4: Strategic risk and crisis management and the
culture of Organizational excellence
Module 5: Management of emergency, crisis, and disaster
Module 6: Development of alternative plans and initiatives in
Module 7: A practical graduation project
Refund terms and conditions:
Participants who wish to cancel their registration in this program are eligible to get a refund of the paid fees as per the following deadlines:
- If the request for Refund is received 1 week prior to the start of the course: Refund amount will be 100%
- If the request for Refund is received less than 1 week to 48 hours prior to the start of the course: Refund amount will be 50%
- If the request for Refund is received within 48 hours prior to the start of the course: Refund amount will be 0%