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Emergency Preparedness


About This Course

Upon completion of this eLearning curriculum, learners can use new insight to complement their experience in preparing, responding and creating resilience against emergencies as a community-based organization. Thus, it allows learners to use this course as a ‘thinking process’ to devise their own solutions to challenges faced in our changing environment and disasters.


This is an introductory course, so no previous knowledge or training is necessary.

What you’ll learn

  • Identify emergencies and disasters and their types
  • Discuss key principles for planning
  • Implement actions as community-based organizations to support persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) and other key populations
  • Assess personal preparedness level
  • Identify and implement steps for engaging community during emergencies or disasters
  • Explain social vulnerability and how such is exacerbated during emergencies or disasters
  • Develop a plan for emergencies

Course author

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Dr. Minerva Anita Pinelo

Dr. Minerva Anita Pinelo holds a Master of Arts in Teaching from Georgia College and obtained her doctorate diploma in organizational leadership from Nova Southeastern University.

She has worked in various capacities in governmental, private, and non-governmental sectors in Belize. She started her career in 2001, as a higher education practitioner at Sacred Heart Junior College where she gained experience in pedagogy, curriculum review, project management, policy and procedure writing and communications.

As a human resources specialist, she completed training needs analysis, and developed curricula to build competencies in both soft and technical skills. Dr. Pinelo also contributed significantly to workforce development through leadership capacity building, employee engagement, instructional design and wellness. In 2016, Dr. Pinelo launched her company Right Insights with a vision to support learning and development through effective content strategy and relevant instructional design.

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I suitable to take this course?

This is an introductory course, so no previous knowledge or training is necessary. Although it is focused on people living with HIV, any groups and individuals can benefit from this training.

Are there going to be Zoom sessions?

No, this re-run of the course doesn't provide Zoom sessions.