There is high demand for Disaster Resilience Leadership and Criminologists in Higher Education. There is no national institution currently offering dedicated program in DRR/DRM and in Criminology, Penology and Police Science either at the undergraduate or graduate levels, let alone Disaster Resilient Leadership studies. There is the lack of current benchmarks in Disaster Resilience Leadership and in Criminologists. There are very few existing impact analyses and guidelines of what the need is in the area of Leadership gaps in both broad areas.

Hopefully, with increased capacity, the graduates would be expected to begin a “snowball” effect of influencing their peers in contributing to and informing the development of other practitioners. There is therefore the need to fill this gap with the programs proposed by ISDES with an established history of supporting linkages between universities and the public and private sectors.