Call for Papers and Presentations: EADI Disasters and Development Working Group
Call for papers and presentations by:
European Association of Development Institutes (EADI), in co-operation with the Master of Disaster Management Programme, Copenhagen School of Global Health, University of Copenhagen and Lund University.
Workshop: 21-22 June 2012
Deadline for abstracts: Friday 25 May 2012
The EADI Working Group on Development and Disasters will be holding its first workshop which will revolve around the Group’s thematic description:
Disasters are processes which take place within complex socio-cultural contexts. Thus the WG welcomes multi-disciplinarily and invites the participation of social and natural scientists and those working in humanitarian organizations who are interested in the broad range of issues that disasters involve. The WG is also concerned to promote the links between academics, practitioners and policy makers. It is especially concerned that the significance of disasters is increasing with climate change, but there is lack of clarity on how to link climate risks and adaptation with development processes. Given the importance of climate change, this will be a major concern, since it will both increase vulnerability to all types of hazards as well as increasing the frequency and/or intensity of climate hazards. However, the focus of the group is on all types of natural hazards, with climate change forming the background to a significant shift in the balance of types of disasters and complex linkages with development (since carbon-intensive development will increase climate change and climate hazards).
Thus the Working Group welcomes offers of papers and presentations on these and related issues. The emphasis will be on discussions as a basis for further research rather than polished papers. Of particular interest is the way in which Rio +20’s prioritization of Disaster Risk Reduction as a Sustainable Development Goal will affect research, policy and NGO activities.
Speakers will be invited from NGOs and Danida.
Deadline for abstracts: Friday 25th May
Copies of Abstracts and presentations should be sent by email to both of the Working Group’s co-conveners:
- Terry Cannon (Institute of Development Studies, Sussex) T.Cannon@ids.ac.uk
- Andrew Crabtree (Copenhagen Business School) email@example.com
Centre of Health and Society, University of Copenhagen.
The workshop is free, but does not cover any costs. Participants are advised to check out visit Copenhagen: http://www.visitcopenhagen.com/ concerning accommodation and visiting Copenhagen in general.