Third Academic Summit on Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience
Strengthening the Links between Academics and Practitioners
Co-sponsored by UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction and the Institute of Civil Protection and Emergency Management. Convened by Prof David Alexander, UCL IRDR
Venue: Gustave Tuck Theatre, Second Floor, South Wing, University College London, Gower Street London WC1E 6BT (entrance at UCL South Junction)
Wednesday 24th June 2015, 09:30 - 17:30
- Making academic research more useful to practitioners
- Improving communication between academics and practitioners
- Training, teaching and exercising challenges
- Bridging the gaps with integrated research
At this event, the academic network discussed in previous summits will be inaugurated and illustrated in a short demonstration.
The summit is an opportunity for academics and practitioners to get together and share information, knowledge and expertise. Its main purpose is to debate the most important issues that academics face as they collaborate in order to make disaster risk reduction and resilience a thriving discipline that serves the needs of users and society.
The summit is free to attend, but participants are asked to register so that the size of the audience can be estimated. We look forward to welcoming to the summit researchers, students, practitioners, policy makers and all who have an interest in research, teaching, training and service in disaster risk reduction and resilience. This will be an interactive event, not a mere series of presentations, and we expect that the debate will be lively and informative.
More details can be found here: www.ucl.ac.uk/rdr/events-news-publication/academic-summit-2015
On the following day, UCL IRDR will hold its Fifth Annual Conference. More details here: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/rdr/events-news-publication/irdr-5th-annual-conference
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UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction
Reducing the impact of disasters globally presents a colossal challenge that requires coordinated and collaborative action. The UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (IRDR) brings together the wealth of knowledge and expertise across the university, and through research, teaching, public engagement and knowledge exchange aims to improve the understanding of risk and overcome the barriers to increasing resilience to disasters.