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

Type:
Meeting or Conference
Organizer:
Australian National University, Research School of Social Sciences) (ANU)
Date:
18-20 Sep 2013
Location:
Australia (Canberra)
Venue:
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.

Speakers:

  • 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.


Keywords

Themes:
Recovery, Governance, Disaster Risk Management, Social Impacts & Resilience, Vulnerable Populations
Countries:
Australia
The Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction will take place in 2015 The Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction will take place in 2015.
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