Previous Speakers for ADN’s Special Sessions

4 December 2021 – Special Session on Let’s Talk About Avoidable Deaths: Views from Multiple Sectors

Professor Prabhat Jha from the University of Toronto and the Centre for Global Health Research at St. Michael’s Hospital presented on ‘Avoidable Mortality in India: Lessons from the Million Death Study’

Mr Gowri Shankar from Kalinga Centre for Rainforest Ecology (KCRE), and Kalinga Foundation presented on ‘Deaths in the Snakebite Capital of the World: India’

Mr Gatkuoth Simon Kai from African Union Commission presented on ‘Progress on the Implementation of the Africa Programme of Action (PoA) for the Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) 2015-2030’

Ms Ashley Wolfington from the International Planned Parenthood Federation presented on ‘Using the MISP to reduce excess mortality and morbidity in humanitarian crisis’

Dr. Afsana Alamgir Khan from the National Malaria Elimination and Aedes Transmission Disease Control Program, Bangladesh presented on ‘Avoidable Malaria Deaths in Bangladesh in 2020’


5 February 2021 – Special Session on Responding to Domestic Fires and Coastal Flooding: Lessons from UK, India and Cambodia

Dr Nibedita Ray-Bennett from the University of Leicester presented on ‘Principles of Disaster Response: Lessons from Odisha, India’

Mr David Wales from SharedAim presented on ‘The UK Fire and Rescue Service – an overview and research insights’

Dr Amaka Adekoya presented on ‘Factors affecting Fire Emergency Response in Nigeria; the TCIF Perspective’

Mrs Denise Corsel from the University of Leicester presented on ‘Lessons from the Livelihood-Based Flood Response in Cambodia’


4 March 2021 – Special Session on Disaster Risk Management – Discourses from Asia and Latin America

Dr Hideyuki Shiroshita from Kansai University presented on ‘Implementation of Disaster Risk Education for Tsunami Hazard in Osaka, Japan’

Dr Holmes Páez from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana presented on ‘Disasters, Reconstructions and Climate Change in Colombia  and Latin America’

Dr Richard Kotter from Northumbria University presented on ‘Thinking Service Design for Improvements in Emergency Preparedness and Response: Cases from Pakistan (Lahore, Punjab and Azad Jammu and Kashmir, AJK) and the International Emergency Team UK