Disaster Dialogue: Gender in Disaster Risk Reduction
|Dates:||10 December 2015|
|Times:||17:30 - 19:30|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, University staff|
|Speaker:||JC Gaillard, Maureen Fordham, Bernard Manyena|
The Disaster Dialogue series, hosted by HCRI, is a regular multi-disciplinary forum that responds to the urgent challenges posed by disaster events, including their interface with climate change and sustainable development. It provides an opportunity for the disaster scholars, practitioners and students to dialogue and exchange ideas on the about the state-of-the-art research on disaster risk reduction and resilience capacity development.
Understanding the resilience of ‘vulnerable’ social groups to disasters continues to attract debate across theory, policy and practice. This seminar with JC Gaillard and Maureen Fordham will explore the role of gender and indigenous people knowledge and systems in dealing with vulnerability and resilience to disasters, drawing linkages to power relations, cultures, marginality and social exclusion.
Register for this event: https://disaster-dialogue-10dec.eventbrite.co.uk
Role: Associate Professor
Organisation: School of Environment, The University of Auckland
Biography: JC Gaillard is Associate Professor at The University of Auckland in New Zealand. JC trained as a geographer with particular interest in disaster risk reduction in Asia and the Pacific. His present work focuses on developing participatory tools for DRR and in involving ‘marginalised’ groups in disaster-related activities with an emphasis on ethnic minorities, gender minorities, prisoners and homeless people. JC also collaborates in participatory mapping and community-based disaster risk reduction activities with local governments and civil society organisations.
Role: Professor of Gender and Disaster Resilience
Organisation: Northumbria University
Biography: Maureen has been researching disasters since 1988. She has a particular interest in marginalized and, so-called, vulnerable groups in disaster including women and children in particular. She was a founding member of the Gender and Disaster Network in 1997 and is the coordinator of its website www.gdnonline.org and activities. She is a frequent participant in gender and disaster policy level meetings within the UN system as well as nationally and internationally. She works closely with various NGOs such as Plan International and the Huairou Commission. She has edited, and is on the editorial boards of, international disaster-related journals. She is the Scientific Coordinator of the four-year, EU project emBRACE – Building Resilience Amongst Communities in Europe www.embrace-eu.org. She is affiliated with Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, and University College London Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction in the UK, and Massey University in Wellington, New Zealand.
Role: Lecturer in International Disaster Management
Organisation: The Humanitarian & Conflict Response Institute (HCRI)
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