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  • UCL IRDR 7th Annual Conference - Conference theme: Global Challenges in Disaster Risk Reduction and Response Institute for Risk & Disaster Reduction
    University College London


    Date: 21 Jun 2017
    Country: United Kingdom
    City/State: Lonon
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UCL IRDR 7th Annual Conference - Conference theme: Global Challenges in Disaster Risk Reduction and Response

MAIN ORGANIZER(S): University College London (UCL)

MAIN HOST(S): Institute for Risk & Disaster Reduction (IRDR)

Type: Meeting or Conference Date: 21 Jun 2017 Location: United Kingdom (Lonon) Venue: UCL Roberts G06 and Roberts Foyer

Conference theme: Global Challenges in Disaster Risk Reduction and Response

Wednesday 21st June 2017 

We welcome researchers, practitioners, NGOs, city professionals and the interested public to a day of thought-provoking discussions where our in-house and guest experts will present the latest research and issues in risk and disaster reduction, through a combination of talks, panel discussion, conversation, and poster presentations. 

Annual Conference Sessions

  1. Safer Communities through Safer Schools and Digital Health (talks)
  2. Gender Responsive Disaster Risk Reduction – Rhetoric or Action? (in Conversation)
  3. Global Challenges and Advances in Disaster Risk Reduction (posters)
  4. Disaster law, rights, and altruism

Keynote Address: Emergency Medical Response in Conflict Areas

Speakers

  • Professor Maureen Fordham
  • Dr Karen da Costa, UCL Laws
  • Ms Marie Aronsson-Storrier, University of Reading
  • Dr Andreea Molnar, Lancaster University
  • Dr Christophe Belperron, Save the Children
  • Professor Dina D'Ayala, UCL CEGE
  • Professor Lessandro Estelito O. Garciano, DLSU, Manilla, Philippines
  • Dr. Benjamin Abo

Keynote: André Heller Pérache, Head of Programmes, MSF UK

Timetable

09:00 – 09:30 Registration

09:30 – 11:00 Safer Communities through Safer Schools and Digital Health (talks)

11:30 – 13:00 Panel discussion on Disaster Law and Human Rights

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch break

14:30 – 15:30 Keynote address on disaster relief operations

15:30 – 16:00 coffee

16:00 – 17:00 In Conversation with Maureen Fordham on gender responsive disaster risk reduction – rhetoric or action?

17:00 – 17:30 Poster introductions

17:30 – 20:00 Reception and Poster Presentations

The event is free to attend, but you need to register on Eventbrite 

Event website: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/rdr/events-news-publication/annual_conference_2017



 
 

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