DRR Summer School: Learn with DRR pioneers

Organizer(s) Oxford Brookes University


The DRR Summer School 2023 brings together key pioneers and practitioners. Be part of this year’s summer school and learn from top UK academics Ian Davis, Terry Cannon, David Alexander, Maureen Fordham, and John Twigg.

Disasters are on a climate-fuelled rise. Even in the most optimistic scenario of the IPCC, we will face growing humanitarian challenges. The world will need top expertise to stem the tide — professionals who know and reflect on the lessons learned in the past, and who are passionate about developing them into innovative solutions for the future. And as the recent earthquakes in Syria and Turkiye have shown, geophysical risks remain a major cause of disaster mortality.

At this year’s DRR Summer School, we are fortunate to have five pioneers from the early days of DRR. Ian Davis, Terry Cannon, David Alexander, Maureen Fordham, and John Twigg have all substantially contributed to the development and improvement of DRR, and are considered key influencers. They will share their insights from decades of research and practice with a group of DRR students and practitioners.

Come and join us over five days this July. Debate, learn and reflect, and work in small teams to develop solutions to practical challenges. The class will be no bigger than 40 participants, so there is ample room for networking, interaction, and deliberation.

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