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  • Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters CRSCAD
    100 Morrissey Boulevard
    MA 02125-3393 Boston
    United States of America

    Email: adenrele.awotona@umb.edu
    Phone: +1 6172877116
    Website: http://www.umb.edu/crscad

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Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters (CRSCAD)

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http://www.umb.edu/crscad

The Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters is dedicated to raising awareness and possessing the expertise necessary for long-term sustainable reconstruction. CRSCAD truly encompasses the multidisciplinary approach to sustainability and disaster relief. Examples of disasters are...

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The Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters is dedicated to raising awareness and possessing the expertise necessary for long-term sustainable reconstruction.

CRSCAD truly encompasses the multidisciplinary approach to sustainability and disaster relief.

Examples of disasters are framed by: bad governance and poverty, environmental pollution, HIV/AIDS, wars and conflicts, severe weather-related events, earthquakes, large-scale attacks on civilian populations, technological catastrophes,and influenza pandemics.

We accomplish our mission, in part, by:

-Engaging in multidisciplinary, transdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary research activities
-Assisting local, national and international agencies as well as the victims of disasters to develop practical, sustainable and long-term solutions to the social, economic and environmental consequences of disasters
-Providing expert advice and training to communities which have been devastated by disasters
-Training post-disaster managers worldwide for the challenges of the 21st century through an 18-credit graduate certificate program and three, non-credit, professional development certificates, offered in conjunction with UMass Boston's College of Advancing and Professional Studies (CAPS)

Making disaster risk reduction a policy priority, institutional strengthening (HFA 1)

Capacity development, community-based DRR, economics of DRR, governance and urban risk & planning

Risk assessment and early warning systems (HFA 2)

GIS & mapping, information management and
risk identification & assessment

Education, information and public awareness (HFA 3)

Education, media and recovery

Reducing underlying risk factors (HFA 4)

Environment, gender, governance, health & health facilities,
social impacts & resilience, and vulnerable populations

Preparedness for effective response (HFA 5)

Capacity development, critical infrastructure, disaster risk management, governance and recovery

Other activities

-Organization of major, and highly successful, international conferences.
-Establishment and maintenance of collaborative relationships with academic institutions, community-based organizations, NGOs, Government and multilateral agencies, etc.
-Publication of books that address a variety of issues that focus on rebuilding sustainable communities

Disaster Risk Reduction Focal Point(s)

-Vulnerable communities
-Community resiliency
-Disaster preparedness
-Disaster mitigation
-Disaster recovery
-Post-disaster reconstruction

Websites

http://www.umb.edu/crscad
http://www.umb.edu/academics/caps/certificates/global-post-disaster
http://www.umb.edu/academics/caps/corporate/disaster-reconstruction
http://www.umb.edu/academics/caps/corporate/emergency_response
http://www.umb.edu/academics/caps/corporate/emergency_planning

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