ADN Special Sessions

The ADN’s First Special Session, Let’s Talk About Avoidable Deaths: Views from Multiple Perspectives was launched at the ‘International Conference on Geographical Science for Resilient Communities, Ecosystems and Livelihoods under Global Environmental Change’ (G.O.R.I.L.L.A) on 4 December 2020 in collaboration with Makerere University, Uganda. Please click here for more information and to listen to the recording of this Special Session.

In 2021, the ADN will organise several Special Sessions all around the world (please see them below). If you would like to see who were our past speakers for previous Special Sessions, please click here.

The aims of these Special Sessions are:

  1. To raise awareness on the concept of avoidable deaths by engaging with multi-disciplinary experts and researchers;
  2. To explore the multi-disciplinary appeal and application of avoidable deaths caused by the natural world (e.g. snake bites) and human-made systems (e.g. premature deaths and maternal deaths during disasters);
  3. To raise awareness on the first two global targets of the UN’s ‘Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction’, which are geared towards reducing disaster deaths and the number of people affected by disasters by 2030;
  4. To identify the challenges and opportunities of reducing disaster deaths through the concept of avoidable deaths; and
  5. To promote state and non-state collaborations through North-South, South-South and triangular cooperation to advance the agenda of avoidable deaths in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, especially for Targets 1.5, 3.8, 11.5 and 13.1.

ADN’s Upcoming Special Sessions

Details of the speakers for the upcoming special sessions will be released through the ADN Bulletin in December 2021:

28 January 2022: Special session on ‘Reducing Avoidable Disaster Deaths Through Effective Mitigation Measures’, facilitated by the School of Environment, University of Tehran, Iran.

25 March 2022: Special session on ‘The Role of Risk Transfer in Reducing Avoidable Deaths’, facilitated by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and Right Insight.

29 April 2022: Special session on ‘Exclusion and Avoidable Disaster Deaths’, facilitated by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and Right Insight.

27 May 2022: Special session on ‘Indirect Disaster Deaths’, facilitated by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and Right Insight.

 


ADN’s Past Special Sessions:

16 June 2021: Reducing Deaths and Injuries from Residential Fire through Human Perspectives. This Session was held at 11 AM – 1 PM GMT. The speakers were Dr Christian Morgner, Mrs Gill Kernick and Mr Phil Murphy. This was an open session facilitated by Shared Aim. For more information and see the video recording of the session, please click here. To see the results surveys, please click here.


7 May 2021: Let’s Talk About Silent Deaths. This Session was held at 11 AM GMT. The speakers were Dr Ritu Mahendru, Mr Hari Krishna, Mr Ashis Biswas and Mr Kumar Shubham. This was an open session. To download the flyer for this event, please click here. For more information on this session, please click here. To see the results surveys, please click here.


4 March 2021: Disaster Risk Management – Discourses from Asia and Latin America. This Session was held at 9.30 AM GMT. The speakers are Dr Hideyuki Shiroshita, Dr Holmes Páez and Dr Richard Kotter. This was a closed Session facilitated by the University of Management and Technology, Pakistan for the Center for Disaster Management. To download the flyer for this event, please click here.

During this Special Session, two poll surveys were held; one at the start of the session and one towards the end in order to analyse the immediate impact of this Special Session. Additionally, after the Special Session took place, all participants were requested to provide feedback through an online survey. To see the results and analysis of these surveys, please click here.


5 February 2021: Responding to Domestic Fires and Coastal Flooding: Lessons from UK, India and Cambodia. This Session was held at 11 AM GMT. The speakers were Dr Nibedita Ray-Bennett, Mr David Wales, Dr Amaka Adekoya and Mrs Denise Corsel. This was a closed Session facilitated by Disaster Alert for the Nigeria Red Cross, the Nigerian Fire Service and the National Emergency Management Agency. To download the flyer for this event, please click here. To watch the recording of this session, please click here.

During this Special Session, two poll surveys were held; one at the start of the session and one towards the end in order to analyse the immediate impact of this Special Session. Additionally, after the Special Session took place, all participants were requested to provide feedback through an online survey. To see the results and analysis of these surveys, please click here.