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 natural disasters, protracted complex emergencies, conflicts and epidemics. These humanitarian crises can expose…

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…