‘Challenges for the New World’ by: ADN’s Junior Champion, Arkoneil Ghosh

Challenges for the New World By: ADN’s Junior Champion, Arkoneil Ghosh COVID-19 doesn’t seem to be controllable and we are learning to get ourselves prepared to survive in this new world. The news of Bollywood stars being tested positive doesn’t…

‘A Reflection on My PhD Fieldwork Experience Kalimpong district, India’ by ADN’s Intern and previous Administrator, Peter McGowran

A Reflection on My PhD Fieldwork Experience Kalimpong district, India By: Peter McGowran   Last year I took on a short-term administrator role with the ADN. Since May 2019 when the role officially finished, I have undertaken my PhD fieldwork in Kalimpong…

‘Reflective Short Piece on the Situation in India’ by ADN’s Junior Champion, Arkoneil Ghosh

Reflective Short Piece on the Situation in India: From Coronavirus to Locust Attack to Cyclones   By: ADN’s Junior Champion, Arkoneil Ghosh   “While India as a nation continues to fight Coronavirus, here comes the Locust attack, which has destroyed…

‘Project NHS Hero Inspiration Wall – Royal Free Hospital ICU’ by Intern for the IPPF-funded project on Reproductive Health, Nima Roy

Project NHS Hero Inspiration Wall – Royal Free Hospital ICU By: Nima Roy “Art is something that makes you breathe with a different kind of happiness.” – Anni Albers 4 weeks, 1,500+ pieces of art, 2 graffiti murals and many…

‘COVID-19 in The Netherlands: Both a Biological Disaster and an Economic Disaster’ by ADN’s Knowledge Exchange Officer, Jos Bal

COVID-19 in The Netherlands: Both a Biological Disaster and an Economic Disaster By: Mr Jos Bal, ADN’s Knowledge Exchange Officer The coronavirus (COVID-19) is still spreading globally. Currently, in the world, there have been almost 5 million confirmed COVID-19 cases…

‘Is Odisha leading to fight against COVID-19?’ by ADN’s Affiliates, Dr. Jalandhar Pradhan, Mr. Niranjan Bariyar and Dr. Madhulika Sahoo

Is Odisha leading the fight against COVID-19? By: Dr. Jalandhar Pradhan*, Mr. Niranjan Bariyar and Dr. Madhulika Sahoo The first case of COVID-19 outbreak was reported in India on 30 January 2020 in Kerala, while Odisha, an eastern state of…

‘COVID-19: A Social Response to an Anti-Social Virus’ by ADN’s Media and Communications Manager, Matthew Merry

COVID-19: A Social Response to an Anti-Social Virus By: Matthew Merry The current COVID-19 crisis has seen an unprecedented wave of governmental restrictions that would be more at home in an apocalyptic film than in the 21st Century. The main…

Belize COVID-19 Update from ADN’s Regional Coordinator, Daniel Mendez

Belize COVID-19 Update By: Daniel Mendez COVID-19 continues to cause major health, economic, social and psychological impacts across the Americas. As of 10 May 2020, there were 1,702,451 confirmed cases, with 101,874 reported deaths (PAHO, 2020). In the Central American…

Personal Reflective Blog on COVID-19, by ADN’s Affiliate, Silvia Zanini

Personal Reflective Blog By: Silvia Zanini, ADN’s Affiliate based in New Zealand I am an Italian living in New Zealand, a chartered management accountant, with a degree in Economics and Commerce from the University of Turin, Italy, and a MsC…

Social distancing a learning experience! Written by ADN’s Intern, Meharaj Bano

Meharaj Bano, ADN’s Intern and BBA Student at Vellore Institute of Technology University in India, has written a personal and reflective piece, titled ‘Social distancing a learning experience!’. It is very well written and provides an interesting insight. Please read…

Understanding Social Distance, Written by our Regional Coordinator in India, Dr Madhulika Sahoo

Understanding Social Distance By: Dr Madhulika Sahoo India’s outbreak of the novel Coronavirus has affected more than 100s of people from 17 different states. As of the 17th of April 2020, about 452 deaths and 13,835 infected cases have been…

COVID-19 Overview in Africa from our Regional Coordinator in Nigeria, Dr Azukaego Nnaji

COVID-19 Overview in Africa By: Dr Azukaego Nnaji Corona virus disease discovered in Wuhan china in 2019 commonly called COVID-19 is the current pandemic that has brought the entire world to a standstill at the moment. In world history, various…

Reflective Brief from ADN’s Solution Exchange Officer, Jos Bal

Reflective Brief from ADN’s Solution Exchange Officer, Jos Bal A reflective brief comes from our Solution Exchange Officer, Jos Bal. Jos is currently a policy advisor in the Zuid-Holland Zuid Safety Region in The Netherlands. Jos is also a volunteer…

ADN’s President Meets the Youngest Innovator in Mumbai, India

ADN’s President Meets the Youngest Innovator in Mumbai, India By: Dr. Nibedita Ray-Bennett On the 11th of January 2020, I met Arkoneil Ghosh via Skype, assisted by his mum Rini Sinha Ghosh. Arkoneil is our ADN’s Junior Champion based in Mumbai,…

Newsletter No.1: Full Letter from the Editor-in-Chief

Dear readers and the ADN community,   Welcome to our first newsletter for the Avoidable Deaths Network (ADN). ADN is a global membership network, dedicated to finding theoretical and practical solutions to reducing deaths from disasters.   The newsletter will…

The Paradox of Similar Disaster Events Causing Different Impacts

The Paradox of Similar Disaster Events Causing Different Impacts: The Case of Tropical Cyclones Idai and Fani By: Samuel Akera It has become common knowledge that disaster often repeats itself. In the course of my professional life I have witnessed…

Reflections from the 2019 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, Geneva, Switzerland

Reflections from the 2019 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, Geneva, Switzerland By: Pamela Komujuni Every two years Members of the United Nations, including Governments, non-government stakeholders, the private sector, academia and civil society, gather together at the Global Platform…

Project – Improving the Quality and Availability of Reproductive Health in Disasters

October 2015 to July 2018 – Improving the Quality and Availability of Reproductive Health in Disasters in Belkuchi Upazila, Bangladesh The world is facing stronger and longer disasters, protracted complex emergencies, conflicts and epidemics. These humanitarian crises can expose weakness…

Supporting Victims of Overseas Terrorism: Advice for Local Areas

In the United Kingdom, the Home Office Victims of Terrorism Unit have developed an information pack, which outlines the support available to people who have been affected by the Sri Lanka terror attacks. All Local Resilience Forums across the country…

Book on ‘Avoidable Deaths: A Systems Failure Approach to Disaster Risk Management’

Book on ‘Avoidable Deaths: A Systems Failure Approach to Disaster Risk Management’ By: Nibedita Ray-Bennett   Ray-Bennett’s book ‘Avoidable Deaths: A Systems Failure Approach to Disaster Risk Management’ , published in 2018, addresses one of the most pressing questions of…