Past Events

Avoidable Deaths Network

29-30 March 2020 – ADN’s National Workshop and Roundtable Discussion in India

On 29-30 March, the ADN will hold a national workshop in India with the ADN – India office. The purpose of this workshop will be to engage with key stakeholders to launch the research themes and other activities for the ADN – India office.


13-14 January 2020 – ICDEM 2020 Conference

The ICDEM 2020: International Conference on Disaster and Emergency Management will be held on 13-14 January 2020 in Zurich, Switzerland. For more information, please click here.


7 November 2019 – Reproductive Health in Disasters – ESRC Festival of Social Science

On Thursday, 7 November 2019, the event on REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH IN DISASTERS, as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, will be held  from 12.00pm to 3.00pm. The location of the event is in the Engineering Lecture Theatre 2 at the University of Leicester. ADN’s President, Dr Nibedita Ray-Bennett will be holding the event. It is free and open to all to attend. For more information, please see the flyer on the right or contact us.


17 May 2019 – The ADN at the 2019 Global Platform for DRR in Geneva- Putting the Sendai Framework’s Global Target One into Action

On Friday, the 17th of May at 2pm, our co-President, Dr. Nibedita Ray-Bennett, will present on the IGNITE Stage at the 2019 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Geneva. Her talk is entitled: Avoidable Deaths: Putting the Sendai Framework’s Global Target One into Action. If you’re attending the GPDRR, please do attend.

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16 May 2019 – Launch of New Words Into Action Guides

On the 16th of May at 11am, three new Words into Action guides will be launched at the IGNITE Stage at the 2019 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction. Words into Action guides are where risk reduction theory is translated into practical, ground-truthed approaches to reducing risk in an array of situations and sectors. The guides cover a range of topics and are authored by teams of experts and practitioners from a range of organisations, drawing from a wide body of knowledge and backed up with experience. The guides include perspectives from around the world: connecting initiatives with best practice ideas from other compelling settings.

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13-17 May 2019 – Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

2019 GP home page This is a biennial multi-stakeholder forum established by the UN General Assembly to review progress, share knowledge and discuss the latest developments and trends in reducing disaster risk. This year will be the sixth session of the Global Platform and the overall theme is: Resilience Dividend: Towards Sustainable and Inclusive Societies. To register for the Global Platform or to receive more information, please click here.


25 April 2019 – Launch of the Project Report in Dhaka

As part of the research project, entitled: “Exploring the Opportunities and Challenges around Reproductive Health in Disasters in Bangladesh”, an event will be held in Dhaka to officially launch the project’s final report. This event will be held on the 25th of April 2019 from 09:00-12:00 at the Department of Geography and Environment, University of Dhaka, Nilkhet Rd, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh. Funded by the International Planned Parenthood Federation’s (IPPF) ‘Innovation Programme’ and IPPF-South Asia Region Office’s ‘SPRINT Initiative’, this research project studied how to improve the quality and availability of post-abortion care during a flood. Speakers at this event are Dr. Nibedita S. Ray-Bennett from the University of Leicester and Md. Maqbul Bhuiyna from Data Management Aid, Bangladesh. Additionally, the event will be chaired by Professor Hafiza Khatun, Director for the University of Dhaka’s Disaster Research Training and Management Center (DRTMC). The expert panel members will consist of Professor AQM Mahbub from the University of Dhaka and Dr. Md. Mahbub Hossain, Upazila Health Family Planning Officer of Belkuchi Upazila. To access the final report, please click here.