The APRU Multi-Hazards Program in collaboration with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is calling for research papers and case studies of “Non-Events” to share global success and investment in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in 2019.

Based on the Sendai Framework for DRR, invest in DRR for resilience is one of the four urgent concerns needs to be addressed. Funding agencies in both philanthropy and government need comprehensive success measures to make informed and trusted funding decisions. By sharing evidence-based “non-event” case successes, decision-makers have the basis in which to invest in disaster prevention policy.

There is an urgent need to “Invest in DRR for resilience” to create preventive measures for successful ‘non-events’. Funding agencies, in both philanthropy and government need more comprehensive success measures to make informed and trusted funding decisions, yet, standard methodologies cease to exist. By sharing “non-event” case successes, decision-makers have the basis in which to invest in disaster prevention policy.

The Multi-Hazards Program under the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) in collaboration with International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is calling for research papers and case studies of “Non-Events.” The effectiveness and value of DRR measures must be supported by scientific evidence and data.

Worth of Award

  • The top two research papers for the Disaster non events Research Papers will be recognized by APRU and IFRC and announced at the 2020 Asia Pacific Science and Technology Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on March 16-17, 2020.
  • The two papers will be considered for publishing in an international journal “Progress in Disaster Science” and will be promoted widely to highlight the research findings at regional and international levels.

Eligibility

The abstract for the Disaster non events Research Papers must include the following information:

  • Background
  • Type of event (e.g. flooding, heatwave, landslide, drought, earthquake, etc.) and what
    risks had been foreseen and acted upon?
  • What steps were taken to prevent the event from escalating into a disaster?
  • What are the consequences if one of the critical steps were missed?
  • What were the key lessons learned?
  • Abstracts should not exceed 2 pages.

How to Apply

  • Abstracts must be submitted in English to Dr Takako Izumi (Associate Professor, Tohoku University/APRU Multi-Hazards Program Director) at [email protected]
  • Selection will be conducted by APRU multi-hazards experts in collaboration with IFRC.
  • The authors of the shortlisted papers will be notified in 3 weeks after the deadline of the abstract. The authors will be asked to submit a full paper by December 20, 2019.

Deadline: Abstracts for the Disaster non events Research Papers should be submitted by July 30, 2019.

 

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