This conference theme tackles the vital issue of what governments and institutions need to do before and after disasters. What more should be done in the planning process to build capacity and resilience? What more can be improved in the response to disasters that will help to ensure the safety and wellbeing of those affected?
Over these two days we will bring together a range of perspectives from across disciplines to address multiple hazards, their associated risks and discuss how to plan for a resilient future. We will consider multiple forms of resilience building – including hazard mapping, spatial planning, early warning systems and policy change – as well as opportunities to improve the initial emergency response and subsequent rebuilding of communities and infrastructure.
12th October 2022
14:00 - 19:15 (BST)
Hybrid (Zoom) Workshop
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"The Future of Cash Assistance & the Future of Humanitarian Aid to People on the Move"
Dr Lauren Martin & Dr Hanna Ruszczyk, Durham University GLiTCH project.
14:00 – 14.05 Welcome & Introductions from Dr Carly Beckerman, Executive Director (Interim), IHRR
14:05 – 14:50 Keynote speaker
Dr Martina Tazzioli
“The automated gate let me go out, but I feel in prison”: rethinking control over refugees through and beyond technological disruptions
14:50 – 15:00 Break
15:00 – 16:00 Where can digital cash assistance lead us?
Digital cash assistance has become mainstreamed as the main modality of humanitarian assistance. In this session we ask panellists: What do you think are the sources of tension and opportunities in the next three – five years for the sector regarding digitalisation, cash and the localisation agenda? What do you find exciting and what do you worry about?
Karen Peachey, CALP Network
Hanna Mattinen, UNHCR
Marvin Parvez, Community World Service Asia/Alliance for empowering partnership (A4EP)
Liz Hendry, Norwegian Refugee Council
16:00 – 16:15 break
16:15 – 17:15 What does a post humanitarian future look like?
We question the complexities, the shadows that prevent us from seeing and listening to possibilities where we can create a better future, a post humanitarian future where the power dynamics are more equitable and just. Recent advances in humanitarian aid are being facilitated by technology and digital connectivity (i.e., digital cash and biometric data). Where this may lead the sector and its relationships with beneficiaries, with national governments, with organisations and with the private sector is being explored. Six years after the Grand Bargain, there are possibilities for multiple futures. In this session, we ask our panellists: How do you define a post humanitarian future? What do you think the (post) humanitarian future looks like?
Juliet Parker, ALNAP
Dr Kathryn Taetzsch, World Vision
Patrick Saez, ODI Humanitarian Policy Group
Dr Will Plowright, Durham University
Dr Bina D’Costa, Australian National University
17:15 – 17:30 break
17:30 – 17:35 Introduction from Professor Karen O’Brien, VC
17:35 – 18:30 Keynote Lecture
Mr David Shukman
Reporting from the climate frontlines
18:30 – 19:15 Drinks reception
19:15 Dinner (invited guests only)
13th October 2022
10:00 - 18:00 (BST)
10:00 – 10:15 Welcome by Dr Carly Beckerman (Interim) Executive Director, IHRR
10:15 – 11:00 Keynote Lecture
Mr Colin McQuistan, Practical Action
11:00 – 11:30 Building Resilience – Chair Dr Sim Reaney, Co-Director, IHRR
Dr Sim Reaney – Building a hyper-local, community driven, flood early warning system
Professor Julian Williams & Professor Frank Krauss – JUNE - open-source individual-based epidemics model
11:30 – 11:45 Break
11.45 – 12.15 Lightening Talks – Professor David Toll, Co-Director, IHRR
Mr Ivo Pink, PhD Student, IHRR - Predicting future floods from climate ensembles
Dr Aaron Neill, PDRA, IHRR – Tracing source areas of hydrological hazards to optimise spatially-targeted mitigation: A multi-agent approach
Dr Rebekah Harries, PDRA, IHRR - Impact of climate change on catchment connectivity and sediment mobility
Ms Ellen Robson, PDRA, IHRR - Slope stability in lower-income countries
12:15 - 13:00 Keynote Lecture
Apiniti Jotisankasa, Kasetsart University, Thailand
“Bio-slope engineering: a community-led nature-based solution for sustainable slopes in Thailand”
13:00 - 13:45 Lunch
13:45 - 14:45 Event Response - Chair Dr Carly Beckerman, (Interim) Executive Director, IHRR
Dr Elizabeth Kahn, SGIA - Human Rights, Social Structure & Security
Dr Hanna Ruszczyk, Geography - Changing architecture of urban governance
Ms Laura Dobson, Civil Contingencies Officer, Durham County Council – Building community resilience since Storm Arwen
14:45 – 15:30 Keynote Lecture
Professor Bruce Malamud, Kings College London
Challenges facing our understanding of natural hazards: A natural hazard community perspective
15:30 – 15:45 Break
15:45 - 16:15 After Disasters Network – Chair Dr Carly Beckerman, (Interim) Executive Director, IHRR
Mrs Kate Cochrane, Professor in Practice, IHRR – After Disasters – building a Network to support what happens next
Mr Neil Denton, Professor in Practice, IHRR - Sea walls won't save us, building bridges might
16:15 – 16:45 Panel Discussion and reflections. Chaired by Dr Carly Beckerman, (Interim) Executive Director, IHRR
16:45 - 17:00 Closing note from Dr Carly Beckerman, (Interim) Executive Director, IHRR
17:00 - 18:00 Drinks reception
18:30 Conference dinner (invited guests only)
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