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πŸ”” [FOCUS SPEAKER NΒ°9] CORE EU-funded Project Webinar #2 on Inclusive Resilience πŸ””

πŸ”” [FOCUS SPEAKER NΒ°9] CORE EU-funded Project Webinar #2 on Inclusive Resilience πŸ””

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πŸ”Ž FOCUS on Professor Dilanthi Amaratunga BSc, PhD, FHEA, FRICS, FRGS, CMgr FCMI (Head of Global Disaster Resilience Centre (The University of Huddersfield - CORE partner)), who will take the floor on "Gender Equality in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)".

πŸ‘‰ Disasters don’t discriminate, but people do. Due to existing socio-economic conditions, cultural beliefs and traditional practices, women are more likely to be disproportionately affected by disasters, including loss of life and livelihoods.

πŸ‘‰ Research reveals that disasters reinforce, perpetuate and increase gender inequality, making situations worse for women. The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 acknowledges the specific vulnerabilities of women in disasters, and also recognizes the indispensable role of women in risk reduction efforts.

πŸ‘‰ Women’s participation is important at all levels of disaster risk reduction. However,  the potential contributions that women can offer to the disaster risk reduction imperative around the world are often overlooked and female leadership in building community resilience to disasters is frequently disregarded.

πŸ‘‰ Women are still too often absent from the development and implementation of disaster risk reduction strategies and decision-making processes. To achieve greater parity in DRR-related actions including that of decision-making, concerted action is needed to provide capacity building and skills-enhancement opportunities to allow women to take an active and leading role in DRR.

πŸ‘‰ We need to reduce the barriers and ensure higher participation and leadership of women in the DRR.

πŸ‘‰ Professor Dilanthi Amaratunga BSc, PhD, FHEA, FRICS, FRGS, CMgr FCMI. is a leading international expert in disaster rick reduction and management with an extensive academic career.

πŸ‘‰ Currently she is leading The University of Huddersfield, UK’s Global Disaster Resilience Centre (https://lnkd.in/eJFMTsNC).β€―

πŸ‘‰ Sheβ€―is recognised for her career-long impact up until 2020, and is placed among the global top 2% of influential scientists, according to the report of β€œComposite Citation Metrics” by Elsevier BV Netherlands and Stanford University (USA), released in August 2021.β€―

πŸ‘‰ She has project managed to successful completion a large number of international research projects (over Β£ 20 million) generating significant research outputs and outcomes. She provides expert advice on disaster resilience to national and local governments and international agencies including the UNDRR.

πŸ‘‰ To date, she has produced over 500 publications, refereed papers, and reports, and has made over 100 keynote speeches in around 40 countries.

πŸ‘‰ Among many leadership roles, she is the joint chief editor of the International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment. She is a member of the European Commission and United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)’s European Science & Technology Advisory Group (ESTAG)β€―representing the UK, a Steering Committee member of the UK Frontiers of Development programme, aβ€―Steering Committee member of the @UK Alliance for Disaster Research, motivation of which is to bring together the UK’s rich and diverse disaster research community to facilitate collaboration and partnership.

πŸ‘‰ She is a Fellow of the ROYAL INSTITUTION OF CHARTERED SURVEYORS' BENEVOLENT FUND LIMITED (RICS), a Fellow of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, and a Fellow and a Chartered Manager of the Chartered Management Institute, UK

πŸ‘‰ Further details are viable at β€―www.dilanthiamaratunga.net.
πŸ”” [FOCUS SPEAKER NΒ°8] CORE EU-funded Project Webinar #2 on Inclusive Resilience πŸ””

πŸ”” [FOCUS SPEAKER NΒ°8] CORE EU-funded Project Webinar #2 on Inclusive Resilience πŸ””

[πŸ“REGISTER at https://lnkd.in/eFFPPyKN]

πŸ”ŽFOCUS on Consuelo Agnesi (Vice President CERPA Italia Onlus
(European Center for Research and Promotion of Accessibility)), who will take the floor on "Vulnerability and resilience in natural disaster: towards inclusive communication".

πŸ‘‰ Inclusive and empathic communication, in all its declensions, is crucial today both in daily life and in emergency situations. Each of us has a personal way of communicating and in every meaning, even in silence, through touch, with a simple nod or in another language.

πŸ‘‰ Despite the presence of endless possibilities to convey any message, today people continue to always go through traditional channels such as voice and sound, thus leaving behind all the people who have specific needs or use unconventional channels for communication. 

πŸ‘‰ Before, during, and after natural disasters, the absence of effective communication that reaches everyone is not considered in every variable, and as a result, people become increasingly vulnerable.

πŸ‘‰ How can one ask for help or get information about a possible alert? How to relate to a vulnerable person in an emergency? These are some of the questions that can be answered in the experiences that will be shared.

πŸ‘‰ Deaf Architect, consultant, trainer & design activies in the field of Inclusive Design, inclusive safety, inclusive emergency & inclusive communication in all its forms. 

πŸ‘‰ She is member of the β€œObservatory on the safety and rescue of people with special needs” of the Italian National Fire and Rescue Service, Vice President CERPA Italia Onlus
(European Center for Research and Promotion of Accessibility) & lecturer at the Padua University

πŸ‘‰ She carries out research and design activities in the field of Universal Design, inclusive safety and inclusive communication in all its forms. In the particular focus of communication from planning to single intervention, she investigates ways and tools (multimodal, multisensory and multi-channel) systems to convey information in ordinary and emergency to everyone.

πŸ‘‰ She also studies the most effective strategies of relationship between rescuers and resilient community in an emergency. On these issues she has carried out training activities aimed at rescue operators (firefighters and civil protection) and conducted experiments and exercises.  

πŸ‘‰ On the same themes she has reported in technical-scientific conferences and is the author of scientific contributions and technical publications on the topics of reference.

πŸ‘‰ Since 2020 she collaborates with Soluzioni Emergenti, a start-up with special skills in inclusive design and inclusive safety management.

πŸ”” [FOCUS SPEAKER NΒ°7] CORE EU-funded Project Webinar #2 on Inclusive Resilience πŸ””

πŸ”” [FOCUS SPEAKER NΒ°7] CORE EU-funded Project Webinar #2 on Inclusive Resilience πŸ””

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πŸ”ŽFOCUS on Grigore Havarneanu (Coordinator of PROACTIVE_EU Project), who will take the floor on "Vulnerability in the CBRNe context".

The presentation will discuss vulnerability in a particular context which is a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and explosive (CBRNe) event and showcase how civil society (including vulnerable groups) is involved into CBRNe preparedness research in the H2020 project PROACTIVE_EU.

πŸ‘‰ Grigore Havarneanu (PhD) is a Traffic and Transport Psychologist with international experience as researcher, project manager and lecturer.

πŸ‘‰ He is currently Senior Research Advisor at the International Union of Railways in Paris, where he is involved in European research projects and leads EU-funded project proposals.

πŸ‘‰ He coordinates the PROACTIVE_EU project and conducts applied psychology and human factors research to improve the safety, security and resilience of land transport.


πŸ‘‰ Preparing railway stakeholders against CBRNe threats through better cooperation with security practitioners (Grigore Havarneanu, Laura Petersen, Andreas Arnold Danielle Carbon Thomas Goergen: https://lnkd.in/eMReFhAy!.

πŸ‘‰ Inclusive communication in times of crisis: lessons learned and recommendations from COVID-19 and other CBRNe incidents based on recent COVINFORM Project & PROACTIVE_EU findings (Grigore Havarneanu, Laura Petersen, Susan Anson, Diotima Bertel):  https://lnkd.in/eG2jKdpJ.

πŸ‘‰ More publications: https://lnkd.in/e2PdgN7T.