18 April 2012

Towards a research partnership in disaster management and resilience symposium

RMIT and the University of Salford Centre for Disaster Resilience is hosting a one-day symposium on 29 November. International research linkages are increasingly becoming important in securing competitive grants and demonstrating global impact. This one-day research symposium will enable the sharing of disaster and resilience research and is an opportunity to develop a strong research partnership between our institutions.

Event details


Towards a research partnership in disaster management and resilience symposium






RMIT City Campus
Emily McPherson Building, Level 3
Cnr Russell and Victoria Streets

Global Cities Research Institute


Please send all enquiries to gayle.seddon@rmit.edu.au.

Symposium themes

Themes of mutual research interest at RMIT and the Salford Centre for Disaster Resilience Centre include:

  • Capacity building for mitigation and reconstruction
  • Project management for post disaster reconstruction
  • Community engagement to build disaster resilience
  • Resilience and adaptive capacity
  • Disaster risk reduction
  • Risk management and sustainability
  • Settlement infrastructure and shelter
  • Stakeholder management
  • Post disaster waste management
  • Extreme weather events and coping strategies
  • Community engagement and participation in reconstruction
  • Role of women in mitigating and managing disasters
  • Protection and empowerment of women and other vulnerable groups
  • Social impact of reconstruction
  • Post-disaster livelihood development
  • Development and construction
  • Knowledge management and integration
  • Public policy, governance & procurement
  • Business

Deadline call for papers: 31 October 2012

Please submit your name and the title and abstract of a paper may wish to present to:

Papers with oral presentations to be 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes discussion.

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