DRL Programs

Yemen DRL Group

New Yemen DRL Participants

During a recent workshop in Jordan, Yemeni participants worked to conceptualize a DRL program to be launched in Yemen.

Somali DRL Fellows

DRL Somalia

IDFR worked with Benadir University in 2014 to launch the first DRL program in Somalia. Today the program has grown and has launched its graduate program that has seen tremendous growth and interest. Now the program is led by the Somali Disaster Resilience Institute and has expanded its graduate programming through a partnership with UPEACE and is now offering a PhD program in Peace, Governance and Development with specializations including a specialization focusing on DRL

yDRL Fellow Helps Students Prioritize Challenges

yDRL

The Young Disaster Resilience Leadership (yDRL) program is an outgrowth of our DRL program. In yDRL we also want to build human capacity in disaster vulnerable communities – more specifically the capacity of children, adolescents and youth. We believe that by supporting the development of these future leaders, and building resilience communities we can more effectively save lives and alleviate suffering. Even as we note they are our “future leaders” we believe that they in fact show leadership now.yDRL is carried out in partnership with volunteers from the private sector, civil society, academics and others. Volunteers are change agents and become yDRL Teaching Fellows.

DRL Fellows

The Disaster Resilience Leadership Network has:

– Fellows in 43 countries

– Established Disaster Resilience Leadership graduate-level programming in 7 countries

– Over 500 international members from  diverse fields and growing

DRL Fellows

IDFR has DRL Fellows from our flagship Disaster Resilience Leadership program that includes leaders from relevant line ministries, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the private sector and academia.

Additionally, in our Young Disaster Resilience Leadership (yDRL) program we have yDRL Teaching Fellows which include agribusiness entrepreneurs, kiosk owners, IT entrepreneurs, health pioneers, photographers, artists, vocational school/literacy center founders, forex traders, hoteliers,  academics and more. 

My opportunity as a yDRL teaching

fellow has taught me that no man

is an island. From the experiences

of children living in the refugee

settlements to the Teaching Fellows,

teamwork really makes the dream

work.

Rodney Kiggundu, yDRL TF

DRL Programs

Yemen DRL Group

New Yemen DRL Participants

During a recent workshop in Jordan, Yemeni participants worked to conceptualize a DRL program to be launched in Yemen.

Somali DRL Fellows

DRL Somalia

IDFR worked with Benadir University in 2014 to launch the first DRL program in Somalia. Today the program has grown and has launched its graduate program that has seen tremendous growth and interest. Now the program is led by the Somali Disaster Resilience Institute and has expanded its graduate programming through a partnership with UPEACE and is now offering a PhD program in Peace, Governance and Development with specializations including a specialization focusing on DRL

yDRL Fellow Helps Students Prioritize Challenges

yDRL

The Young Disaster Resilience Leadership (yDRL) program is an outgrowth of our DRL program. In yDRL we also want to build human capacity in disaster vulnerable communities – more specifically the capacity of children, adolescents and youth. We believe that by supporting the development of these future leaders, and building resilience communities we can more effectively save lives and alleviate suffering. Even as we note they are our “future leaders” we believe that they in fact show leadership now.yDRL is carried out in partnership with volunteers from the private sector, civil society, academics and others. Volunteers are change agents and become yDRL Teaching Fellows.

Rodney Kiggundu Painting yDRL art in Kyangwali

Rodney Kiggundu,

Visual artist, social entrepreneur, yDRL Teaching Fellow

“I am always motivated to inspire and engage youth in

self-discovery and productive ventures geared toward

self-discovery and productive ventures geared toward

connecting them to opportunities. I hold a Bachelor’s

degree in Industrial and Fine Art and am co-founder

and Director of Administrations at Streetlights

Uganda, a non-profit that focuses on empowering

and uplifting street children through art. Passionate

about using art for social change, I believe most

of life’s treasures come from the satisfaction that

comes from achieving your self-determined purpose

in life. And mine is using what I know to help uplift

others. Life has a multitude of opportunities for each

and every person, however old or young. Seeing the

zeal the children had to realize their inner leadership

potential is one thing that caught my eye during this

training. I believe we achieve more by doing more for

others without expecting anything in return. That’s

what makes life worthwhile.”

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