Symposium

Symposium on Integrating Disaster Risk Management with Emergency Services and Defence to Reduce Avoidable Disaster Deaths

This page contains the Description, Timetable, Partners and Speakers’ Biographies for this Symposium.


Description

On the 10th of December 2021, the full-day Symposium on Integrating Disaster Risk Management with Emergency Services and Defence to Reduce Avoidable Disaster Deaths will be held. The aim of this Symposium is:

To focus on bringing together emergency services and defence in the Caribbean region (e.g., from the Army, Navy, Fire Services, etc.) and to cover the voices of the responders in reducing avoidable disaster deaths, and what lessons can be learned to improve practice.


Timetable

The Symposium will last 7 hours with a lunch break in between. The timetable and details of the sessions will be provided soon.


Partners

The Symposium is being organised and supported by numerous partners. The details of this partners will be shared soon.


Interns Who Are Part of the Organisation Team

Julian CoetzeeIn his current career at Ascot & Fitch Insurance Brokers, Julian takes on challenging responsibilities such as helping organizations adopt suitable risk management approaches and if required, helping clients to obtain the most appropriate financial risk transfer contracts. He is a master analyst, professional relationship engineer, and a skillful negotiator. His impressive, varied, twenty years plus working career allows him to understand organizational needs, and help an organization to adopt the most appropriate strategies. This is achieved while maintaining objectivity in an ever-changing global environment. In addition to five years in the insurance industry, Julian is also an MSc student of Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management at the University of Leicester.

Rwittambhara Kashyap – A recent graduate  with a Bachelors degree in Social Sciences from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India (2020). Currently, she is working as an Intern for the ADN, and is also leading the project: ADN Eastern Belt in India. She has field experience in diverse social projects under the livelihood sector. Previously, she worked as an intern at the International Planned Parenthood Federation South Asia Region.  She wrote a research report probing into the status of women within Neo-Vaishnavism in Assam, India, which is sub-themed under Gender and Religion. Her research interest is to explore beyond the univocal interpretations of gender, development, and human rights theories.

 Racheal Nantume – A trained civil engineer with experience in contract and project management, design, construction supervision and maintenance of buildings, roads, bridges and structures. Graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree from Makerere University, Uganda. A commonwealth scholar pursuing a Masters of Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management at the University of Leicester, with the goal of contributing to making communities more resilient and sustainable especially in the current climate change environment.

Lauren Macleod – Graduated from the University of Strathclyde with a BA (Hons) in International Business with Hospitality and Tourism Management. Her research focused on SME tour operator internationalisation in emerging economies. Since then, she has gained experience in digital marketing, website management, event management, digital ad sales, fundraising and venue accessibility. Currently, she is studying a MSc in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management at the University of Leicester, with Spanish and Thai languages to start a career in disaster risk reduction.

Alice O Sullivan Currently, she is studying for her MSc in Risk, Crisis, and Disaster Management with the University of Leicester. She holds a BA (hons) in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from the Technological University Dublin. Alice works in logistics and production for Irish state broadcaster RTÉ.

 

Abdullahi Omuya Umar – An Aerodrome Fire Chief and ACI/ICAO Airport Safety Professional (ASP) at the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria. He has over a decade and half years of experience in the aviation ecosystem. Currently, he is the Technical Assistant to the Airport Manager of Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Ikeja, Nigeria. He is also a postgraduate student in MSc Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management at the University of Leicester.


Speakers’ Biographies

TBC