๐Ÿ”” [FOCUS SPEAKER Nยฐ3] CORE Webinar #2 on Inclusive Resilience ๐Ÿ””

๐Ÿ“…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.

๐Ÿ“REGISTER at https://lnkd.in/eFFPPyKN


 ๐Ÿ”Ž 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".



๐Ÿ‘‰ The frequency of disastrous events has significantly increased the recent years; the so-called โ€œclimate crisisโ€ 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 โ€œdisaster proneโ€ areas & vulnerabilities are increased.

๐Ÿ‘‰ In that context, it seems that investments in prevention, response & recovery are crucial but it can be proved not enough if the communities arenโ€™t considered also as a vivid and active part of the disaster management cycle with inclusive criteria.

๐Ÿ‘‰ 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.

๐Ÿ‘‰ 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.

๐Ÿ‘‰ In that framework, indicative experiences & work prepared by the ECFF (Conseil de l'Europe) on relevant topics would be shared among the participants.



๐Ÿ‘‰ 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.

๐Ÿ‘‰ 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.

๐Ÿ‘‰ 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).

๐Ÿ‘‰ Her research encompasses forest fires & smoke impact assessment on the population focusing on vulnerable groups, fire safety engineering, disaster resilience & inclusive disaster risk management.