ORGANIZER(S): Information and Research for Reconstruction (i-Rec)
HOST(S): York University
Type: Meeting or Conference Date: 01 - 02 Jun 2017 Location: Canada (Toronto) Venue: York University
The main goal of i-Rec conferences is to contribute to disaster reconstruction and recovery knowledge and its applications in disaster impacted populations through interdisciplinary research and information sharing with various stakeholders. The 2017 i-Rec conference seeks to understand how disaster recovery and reconstruction knowledge and practice can contribute to the recovery and reconstruction of displaced and refugee populations.
In particular, the conference seeks to push the boundaries of knowledge on recovery and reconstruction and develop new areas of inquiry that help to solve the complex problems related to forced displacement. The conference is expressly designed to bring researchers, practitioners, and policy makers together to collaborate in moving this critical issue forward, and to bring it to the attention of decision makers faced with the realities of forced displacement.
According to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the total number of people forcibly displaced worldwide in 2015 reached a total of 65.3 million. An estimated 12.4 million of these were newly displaced in 2015 as a result of conflict or persecution. Many of these displaced populations may never be able to go back and rebuild their houses, communities, and businesses. Therefore, it is important that recovery and reconstruction professionals, researchers, and policymakers examine how displaced populations can rebuild their life in new locations and recover from disasters that have impacted their lives, livelihoods, and communities. Therefore, the main theme of this year's symposium, Reconstruction and Recovery for Displaced Populations and Refugees reflects the need to better understand the multidimensionality and complexity of population displacement and the role that reconstruction and recovery knowledge and practice can play in this regard.
Abstracts and session proposals are accepted for the main theme and the following tracks:
Abstracts related to other areas of post-disaster recovery and reconstructions are also welcomed.
We invite researchers and practitioners to submit 300-400 word abstracts, by February 15, 2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org following the abstract format found on the related page. Abstracts and session proposals should include:
All abstracts will be reviewed by the i-Rec 2017 Scientific Committee and accepted abstracts will either be given a space in the programme for oral presentation or within a round-table session or invited to submit a poster. All authors whose abstracts have been accepted for presentation are invited to provide an extended abstract or a FULL paper of maximum 7000 words to be published in i-Rec 2017 peer reviewed conference proceedings. Formatting guidelines will be provided. All accepted abstracts will be published on the i-Rec website.
Every two years, i-Rec organizes an international student competition of architectural and urban solutions for post-disaster reconstruction and disaster prevention. Participating projects must address: architectural and urban design, logistics and process-related solutions. The students are therefore encouraged to think about both the products and the processes of intervention. The interested participant may visit the related page.
Event website: http://adersim.info.yorku.ca/irec2017/
Short URL: http://www.preventionweb.net/go/50647