Avoidable Deaths Network

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ADN is a diverse, dynamic, inclusive and innovative global membership network dedicated to avoiding human deaths from natural hazards, naturally triggered technological hazards and human-made disasters in low- and middle-income countries.

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This paper identifies the number of disasters, disaster deaths and people affected by disasters in the 25 countries of the Caribbean region by reviewing 20-years of data.
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Five Japanese school students in uniform.
In 2020, led by ADN President Dr Hideyuki Shiroshita, 5th-grade pupils from Izumiotsu City published Tsunami DRR newspaper, conducted mock drills for city residents, and developed a tsunami Augmented Reality to indicate tsunami risk.
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Research findings suggest that the Government of Bangladesh should undertake long-term planning to reduce landslide disasters in the hill districts.
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Mission

The Avoidable Deaths Network (ADN) is a diverse, dynamic, inclusive and innovative global membership network dedicated to avoiding human deaths from natural hazards, naturally triggered technological hazards and human-made disasters in low- and middle-income countries.

The ADN is led by the Universities of Leicester and Kansai, in collaboration with Chittagong University, Delhi University, the University of the West Indies, Right Insights, International Planned Parenthood Federation, UNDP-Nairobi, Orissa State Volunteers and Social Workers Association, Albida International LLC, Equal Asia Foundation, MARS Practitioners Network and the All India Disaster Management Institute.

The network seeks to provide a dynamic forum for experts, practitioners, researchers and organisational partners to identify and promote theoretical and practical solutions to reducing ‘avoidable deaths’.

The ADN was founded by Dr. Nibedita S. Ray-Bennett (Associate Professor in Risk Management, University of Leicester) and Dr. Hideyuki Shiroshita (Associate Professor in Disaster Education, Kansai University) in 2018. The network is inspired by Dr. Ray-Bennett’s research monograph on Avoidable Deaths: A Soft-Systems Approach to Disaster Risk Management (Springer Nature, 2017). Dr. Ray-Bennett and Dr. Shiroshita met at Northumbria University’s Disaster and Development Centre in 2007. Since then, they have collaborated on a number of research projects.

Voluntary Commitments

The Sendai Framework Commitments (SFVC) online platform serves to incentivize stakeholders to inform the public about their work, to provide a vehicle for sharing commitments and initiatives and for motivation toward the implementation of the Sendai Framework. In turn, UNDRR can monitor and take stock of the progress and impact.

Avoidable Deaths Network is involved in the following commitments:

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ADN provides a dynamic forum for experts, practitioners, researchers and organisational partners to identify and promote theoretical and practical solutions to reducing avoidable disaster

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