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15 January 2020 – Job Opening at the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

There is a job opening for a ‘Disaster Risk Reduction Policy Expert’ at the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction. They are looking for a consultant to support UNDRR and the UN DRR Focal Points’ Group task team for a period of three months. The position in home-based. If interested, please click here for the job advert, which contains more information.

21 December 2019 – ADN’s First Newsletter

The Avoidable Deaths Network (ADN) is proud to announce that we have published our first newsletter. All members will have received it by email but it can also be found here.

18 December 2019 – Official Launch of the ADN – India Office

We are thrilled to let announce that the ADN – India office was officially launched on 18 December 2019. Ms. Neelam Mkhijani, the Country Director Childfund, and Dr. Ambika Prasad Nanda, head CSR Odisha of Tata Steel were the guest of honor for the event. Special thanks to our regional coordinator, Mr Dilip Pattanaik for his perseverance to set up the first ADN Office in Odisha. ADN welcome interns, researchers and practitioners from India and beyond to undertake research, network and advocate avoidable deaths in Odisha.


16 December 2019 – Job vacancy for ADN Networking Officer

The ADN has a vacancy for the position of ‘Networking Officer’ at University of Leicester. If interested, please apply by 1 January 2020. For details, please see the following link:

3 December 2019 – Presentation by ADN’s President at UCL

On the 3rd of December 2019, Dr Nibedita Ray-Bennett presented her research ‘RHCC Intervention: Strengthening the delivery of reproductive health care during floods in Bangladesh’ at the University College London’s Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (IRDR).


8 November 2019 – ADN’s First Stakeholders Meeting

We are very pleased to let you know that we have successfully conducted our first stakeholders meeting for the Avoidable Deaths Network on the 8th of November 2019 at the University of Leicester. The meeting was attended by our two regional coordinators from India and Uganda, Mr Dillip Pattanaik and Ms Pamela Komujuni Kalule, respectively. The meeting was also attended by a number of stakeholders, including: Dr Ataur Rahman and Nimisha Goswami (International Planned Parenthood Federation-South Asia Region Office), Major Simon Oxley (Ministry of Defence), Maqbul Bhuiyna (Data Management Aid), Dr Ambika Prasad Nanda (TISCO), David Wales (National Fire Council Service Rep) – among others. We will be organising national level workshops in India, Bangladesh and Uganda. We will extend our invitation to the ADN community nearer to the date.


7 November 2019 – Showcased Research at the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences

Funded by ESRC and ESRC-Impact Acceleration Account, Dr Nibedita Ray-Bennett successfully organised and showcased her research project ‘Reproductive Health in Disasters’ at the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences on 7 November 2019 at the University of Leicester. The event was attended by Dr. Ataur Rahman (International Planned Parenthood Federation-South Asia Region Office (IPPF-SAR), Bangkok), Mrs Nimisha Goswami (IPPF-SAR, New Delhi), Dr. Fariha Haseen (Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Bangladesh), Mr. Maqbul Bhuiyna (Data Management Aid, Bangladesh), Mr Steve Glovinsky (Ex UNDP, USA), and Dr Eva Luksaite (Keele University).

October 2019 – Award of Leicester’s GCRF and Tiger Team Funding

The ADN team has been awarded Leicester’s GCRF and Tiger Team Funding to develop research and networking themes in the ADN HUBS in India, Bangladesh and Uganda.