Welcome to the ADN
The Avoidable Deaths Network (ADN) is a diverse, dynamic, inclusive and innovative global membership network dedicated to avoiding human deaths from natural hazards, naturally triggered technological hazards and human-made disasters in low- and middle-income countries.
The ADN’s mission is: to provide a dynamic forum for experts, practitioners, researchers and organisational partners to identify and promote theoretical and practical solutions to reducing avoidable deaths.
The ADN is led by the Universities of Leicester and Kansai. The ADN was founded by Dr. Nibedita S. Ray-Bennett (Associate Professor in Risk Management, University of Leicester) and Dr. Hideyuki Shiroshita (Associate Professor in Disaster Education, Kansai University) in 2018, and was officially launched at the Global Alliance of Disaster Research Institutes (GADRI) in Kyoto on the 12th of March 2019.
The ADN is inspired by Dr. Nibedita S. Ray-Bennett’s monograph on Avoidable Deaths: A Soft-Systems Approach to Disaster Risk Management (Springer Nature, 2017). Dr. Nibedita S. Ray-Bennett and Dr. Hideyuki Shiroshita met at Northumbria University’s Disaster and Development Centre (DDC) in 2007. Since then, they have collaborated in a number of research projects.
26 April – ADN’s Special Session on Good Practices in Disaster Risk Governance will be held in collaboration with Doers in India [Cancelled].
12 March – ADN celebrated its second birthday.
8 March – ADN’s President, Dr Nibedita Ray-Bennett concluded the Stakeholders’ Workshop for for the project Developing a Protocol for a Low-Budget Reproductive Health Kit/s during Disasters and Crises.
4 March – ADN’s Special Session on Disaster Risk Management – Discourses from Asia and Latin America was held in collaboration with the University of Management and Technology in Pakistan.
ADN’s Members from Around the World