📅11 days until CORE EU-funded Project Webinar 2 - Designing an inclusive resilience: The full consideration of vulnerability before, during & after disasters, to be held next October 3, 2022, from 13h00 to 16h00 CEST.
📝REGISTER at https://lnkd.in/eFFPPyKN
🔎 FOCUS on Dr. SOFIA KARMA (Teaching Laboratory Staff of National Technical University of Athens & Research Associate at European Centre for Forest Fires (ECFF), Conseil de l'Europe), who will take the floor on "Inclusive Community Engagement in Disaster Risk Management: How active participation of vulnerable groups in disaster preparedness & response could strengthen disaster resilience".
📚 ABSTRACT 📚
👉 The frequency of disastrous events has significantly increased the recent years; the so-called “climate crisis” has intensified the risks, affecting the level of social, financial & environmental impacts. Considering also the factors of urbanization & the designed build environments with no disaster risk reduction-wise criteria, the “disaster prone” areas & vulnerabilities are increased.
👉 In that context, it seems that investments in prevention, response & recovery are crucial but it can be proved not enough if the communities aren’t considered also as a vivid and active part of the disaster management cycle with inclusive criteria.
👉 You will discover some key aspects on how involvement of vulnerable groups in disaster preparedness and response could increase the coping capacity & strengthen disaster resilience of communities as a whole.
👉 The importance of having a broader concept on vulnerability, before-during-after disasters, the need of an inclusive social & safety culture, the gravity of running universal designed simulation drills for training, as well as the significance of a people-centered approach & local participation, are some of the key issues to be discussed.
👉 In that framework, indicative experiences & work prepared by the ECFF (Conseil de l'Europe) on relevant topics would be shared among the participants.
💡 BIOGRAPHY 💡
👉 SOFIA KARMA is Dr. Chemical Engineer & Teaching Laboratory Staff at the National Technical University of Athens. She is active for over 15 years in the area of field chemical analysis, advanced chemical sensors & state-of -the art analytical methods for health, safety & environmental applications.
👉 She is consultant at the EUR-OPA Major Hazards Agreement in the area of Disaster Risk Reduction & scientific responsible of the ECFF that runs under the aegis of the Conseil de l'Europe.
👉 She has participated in the GAR 2019 (Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction) published by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR).
👉 Her research encompasses forest fires & smoke impact assessment on the population focusing on vulnerable groups, fire safety engineering, disaster resilience & inclusive disaster risk management.