International conference on the demography of disasters: Implications for future policy on development and resilience

Meeting or Conference
Australian National University, Research School of Social Sciences) (ANU)
18-20 Sep 2013
Australia (Canberra)
Common Room, University House, Australian National University

By exploring how mortality caused by natural disasters impacts on women, men, children, the elderly and people with disabilities, the conference aims:

  • To contribute to more cost-effective government policies on disaster mitigation, preparedness and recovery for vulnerable populations;
  • To make the latest cultural and cross-cultural research on disaster mitigation, preparedness and recovery available to representatives from disaster impacted countries with a view to this material being incorporated in public policy;
  • To enable disaster risk reduction practitioners among civil society groups who have daily operational interaction with disaster-impacted communities to come together to share their knowledge and experience with a view to opening dialogue on improved approaches to development and resilience among vulnerable, often poverty-stricken, populations;
  • To explore how access to social capital in family and kinship networks, land and assets influence survival rates and adaptive behaviors after a disaster; and
  • To examine the impact of migration into and out of disaster-affected areas and what are the long-term socio-economic impacts of these migration flows on individuals and population groups.


  • Professor Elizabeth Frankenberg, Duke University, North Carolina
  • Professor Susan Cutter, University of South Carolina
  • Professor Mark Pelling, King's College, London
  • Professor Douglas Paton, University of Tasmania
  • Professor Josifina Natividad, University of The Philippines
  • Professor Yang Chenggang, Population Research Institute, Chengdu, China
  • Professor Ken Miichi, Iwate Prefectural University, Japan.

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Event fee

General registration: until August 1 - $175, after August 1 - $195; ANU staff: $50; Students: $20; Conference dinner: $30

What is included in the event fee

Conference includes: welcome reception at University House on Wednesday, September 18th, morning and afternoon teas, and lunches.

How to register

Please register online.

Deadlien to register is 17 September 2013.


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