This Wednesday (May 16th) at King’s College in central London, I’ll be hosting the first in a series of Gendering Risk & Risk Management seminars.
The event will take place in the Pyramid Room at the Department of Geography within King’s College London - admission is free and open to all.
Doors will open at 5.30pm - drinks and nibbles will be provided.
The seminar will begin at 6pm and end at 8pm.
The Pyramid Room
King’s College London
The aim of this initial seminar is to ignite debate on the broader subject of the impact of gender on risk studies.
It will be chaired by Dr Kate Maclean of King’s College London, who will also act as discussant.
- Dr Maureen Fordham, Enterprise Fellow Principal Lecturer in Disaster Management, Northumbria University
- Kevin Blanchard MA, Environmental Policy Advisor, DECC (organiser)
- Andrew Pearlman, Specialist, Disaster Risk Reduction seeking work within DRM, Climate Change and Programme Management in Africa and Asia (cancelled due to change in work commitments)
For more information on this seminar series, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
RSVP on Facebook, follow @GenderingRisk on Twitter, or join the Gender Risk group on LinkedIn.
Development: Aid to developing countries falls because of global recession
Gendering Risk and Risk Management
16 May 2012 – 6pm to 8pm, Pyramid Room, Dept of Geography, King’s College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS
The aim of this seminar is to ignite debate on the broader subject of the impact of gender on risk studies. Despite assumptions to the contrary, risk perception in relation to natural disasters is varied and highlights some interesting ways risk communication can be adapted to ensure that gender is actively considered when creating emergency plans etc. There is a lack of gendered focus emergency planners and government currently give to flood risk reduction. This event will look primarily at disaster risk reduction techniques, risk communication strategies and emergency management from a gendered perspective.
The seminar will be chaired by Dr Kate Maclean, King’s College London, who will also act as discussant. The speakers are:
Dr Maureen Fordham, Enterprise Fellow Principal Lecturer in Disaster Management, Northumbria University
After receiving my PhD in 1992, I remained at Middlesex University Flood Hazard Research Centre where I became the Centre Manager. In 1995 I went to Anglia Ruskin University where my last post was as Head of Geography. I have 20 years experience of delivering training on various aspects of disaster and environmental management. I am committed to disseminating research-based knowledge to wider audiences and as part of that role I have designed and manage a number of websites. I am a founder member (1997) and coordinator of the Gender and Disaster Network (www.gdnonline.org). I am the co-founder and co-editor (with Ben Wisner) of the disaster website Radix – Radical Interpretations of Disaster (www.radixonline.org), which was stimulated by concerns following the 2001 earthquakes in El Salvador and Gujarat.
Andrew Pearlman, Specialist, Disaster Risk Reduction seeking work within DRM, Climate Change and Programme Management in Africa and Asia
I am a Specialist in International Project Management for Disaster Risk Management, Resilience and Climate Adaptation. Having worked in multiple contexts I have a comprehensive understanding of preparedness and resilience issues within the humanitarian sector and extensive programme management and field experience working with national government, the UN and INGOs. My work has also covered livelihoods, strategy development, training and youth engagement.
My focus has always been on those who have been most marginalised and neglected within development and humanitarian contexts and I believe passionately in a participatory approaches and the importance of humanitarian accountability.
Kevin Blanchard, Environmental Policy Advisor
I am currently working for the Department of Energy and Climate Change on the emissions trading system currently being implemented by the European Union. My dissertation on flooding, risk perception and gender carried out for my Masters in Environment, Politics and Globalisation at King’s College London has acted as a catalyst for me developing this series of seminars.
I am now able to confirm the date & venue for my upcoming FREE event on gender and risk.
The seminar will take place on 16 May 2012 - 18:00 to 20:00 at King’s College London - Strand Campus.
I am begining to get a real idea of the scale of interest in risk communication/ management and it’s effect on gender. I have also encountered considerable frustration at the general lack of gender consideration in current emergency/ risks management strategies and I am hoping my seminar will tap into that interest and be a success.
Please stay tuned to this website and my twitter @floodriskgender for further details and updates on speakers, topics and general information.
Thank you for your time.
Thailand seeks flood prevention measures of 2011 flooding
The Thai floods and the Thai governments budget for 2012 - A missed opportunity? -
Interesting article in The Diplomat that suggests the Thai government has missed out on an opportunity to develop better flood defence and warning strategies and instead opted for several “populist handouts that could have been put to better use”.
The article highlights a familiar problem found throughout both developed and developing nations. The threat of climate change and the subsequent effects are often overshadowed by populist moves to benefit the governing party in the short term.
Developing economies to come to the rescue? -
Amazing article. The FT has learned that developing economies such as China and Brazil are considering pumping hundreds of billions of dollars into the International Monetary Fund in order to solve the EuroZone debt crisis.
This would be a monumental turning point in global economic and political power structures. No longer would Europe be able to ignore China’s and other BRIC nations growing influence.
My dissertation featured in Risk Management Professional -
My paper has been featured in the Risk Management Professional magazine. <
Massive thanks to Tom Bovingdon for showing an interest in my work.
Flooding in Thailand. -
Floods have submerged the ancient capital of Ayutthaya, forcing an emergency evacuation of hospitals in the region.
How has the main stream media missed this?