- 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.
Event feeGeneral 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.
- Recovery, Governance, Disaster Risk Management, Social Impacts & Social Resilience, Vulnerable Populations