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Disaster Risk Management online training seminar series 2023

In cooperation with Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre (DRMKC) and CONRIS network

CONRIS network


Modern society has faced a growing number of complex and interconnected challenges, from climate change, natural hazards, wars, to a range of anthropogenic industrial, economic and environmental threats. To obtain better understanding of how to analyse the risks, Disaster and Emergency Management course at Coventry University will host a series of 8 online training seminars between October and November 2023, with the support from the Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre (DRMKC) and the Cooperation Network of Risk, Safety and Security studies (CONRIS).

The training seminars series is embedded as part of the year 2 module ‘Risk’ at Coventry University, which will reflect on current application of risk assessment and explore the possibilities for understanding the complexity of the multiple hazard risks and their interventions. Participants will be given the opportunity to consider a variety of disaster risk management tools and strategies, from not only European perspectives but further reaching out to global context. The initiatives of solutions to risks of modern life can be seen as part of global citizenship development for students.

Detail programmes are listed in the table below. We welcome students and staff from CONRIS partner universities to participate in the seminars. Professionals and officers involved in risk management and civil protection are also welcome. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance if they have joined at least 6 seminars.

The recapped lecture notes can be found on the DRMKC learning corner website: https://drmkc.jrc.ec.europa.eu/knowledge/learning-corner

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Detailed programme

  Date Time Themes (proposed) Speakers Organization Download
1 03 Oct 2023 09.00-11.00 (UK)

10.00-12.00 (CET)
DRM training 1:  The DRM Knowledge Centre supporting EU policies Ian CLARK DRMKC Presentation part 1 

Presentation part 2 
2 10 Oct 2023 09.00-11.00 (UK)

10.00-12.00 (CET)
DRM training 2: INFORM Karmen POLJANSEK JRC - ISPRA Presentation 

3 17 Oct 2023 09.00-11.00 (UK)

10.00-12.00 (CET)
DRM training 3: Drought risk analysis methods Andrea TORETI JRC - ISPRA Presentation 
4 24 Oct 2023 09.00-11.00 (UK)

10.00-12.00 (CET)
DRM training 4: Coastal risks - assessment methodology based on the vulnerability index. Application to case studies in Portugal Ana Paula OLIVEIRA ISEC, Lisboa, Portugal Presentation 
5 31 Oct 2023 09.00-11.00 (UK)

10.00-12.00 (CET)
DRM training 5: How prioritisation of short term and long term humanitarian aid funding can be influenced by a number of climate change, disaster, socio-economic, political  elements Juha-Pekka JAPOLA DG ECHO Presentation 
6 07 Nov 2023 09.00-11.00 (UK)

10.00-12.00 (CET)
DRM training 6: Organisational resilience: how can we build it? Maria SYDNES UIT, Norway Presentation 
7 14 Nov 2023 09.00-11.00 (UK)

10.00-12.00 (CET)
DRM training 7: The use of biometrics for security purposes in view of the future European regulation on AI Xavier Dorado FERRER School of Prevention and Integral Safety and Security, UAB, Spain Presentation 
8 21 Nov 2023 09.00-11.00 (UK)

10.00-12.00 (CET)
DRM training 8: Psychosocial first aid after disasters Nils VANDENBROUCKE Vives, Belgium Presentation