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UCL IRDR Guest Lecture on Conflict, Humanitarianism and Disaster Risk Reduc...
Mon 30 January 2017, 11:00 – 14:00 GMT
Join us for an interactive and lively discussion exploring the nature of conflict and how it can affect the application of disaster reduction and recovery activities in these areas. From personal experiences of Rwanda and Afghanistan guest lecturer, Matt Brittle, will present and lead discussions considering the human element and challenges to effectively apply aid, stability and disaster risk reduction for affected communities in hostile environments. Consideration will also be given to the often forgotten element - how to reduce risk to those delivering disaster relief in a conflict area. The 3-hour session will cover:
• Experiences of Rwanda 1994
• The nature of conflict and how it can affect the application of disaster reduction and recovery activities
• Coffee and networking
• Experiences of Afghanistan 2004
• Group exercise
Our guest lecturer, Matt Brittle, will draw upon his expertise, knowledge and personal experience built up over the past twenty years’ working in the security sector both for the military, in Northern Ireland, Macedonia, Albania, Belize, Rwanda and Afghanistan, and commercial organisations. Commercial roles have included head of an international security consultancy for WS Atkins and global roles for Honeywell and currently, Infrasafe.