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|UoG - University of Greenwich (Month 1-21)
The Natural Resources Institute is based at the Medway Campus of the Greenwich University, in Chatham (about 50km east of London). It has a staff of about 60 scientists and social scientists specialized in various aspects of the natural and social environments of developing and transition countries. Specialist groups deal with agriculture, forestry, livestock, and pest management. There is a knowledge base related to hazards especially related to drought, environmental management, and the analysis of social vulnerability.
|Team Leader: Mr. Terry Cannon|
|UoN - Northumbria University
The Disaster and Development Centre focuses on the link between disaster management and sustainable development through research, teaching and learning, internationally, regionally and locally. This process involves building resilience by addressing disasters and complex emergencies in an interdisciplinary manner and guided by the needs of civil society and institutions to approach vulnerability reduction, hazard prevention and disaster mitigation. The Disaster and Development Centre explores the association of sustainable development with improved human security through disaster avoidance, risk management and all theoretical and practical ways in which resilience is achieved at the personal, community and institutional levels.
|Team Leader, Social Working Group Leader and European Coordinator: Dr. Maureen Fordham|
|FIOH - Tyoeterveyslaitos Finnish Institute of Occupational Health
FIOH is a multidisciplinary research and specialist institute on occupational health and safety. The Institute’s expertise is wide-ranging and includes such topics as physical, chemical, biological and physiological exposures, psychosocial issues, accident prevention, occupational safety and health management. In addition to research projects, the FIOH is engaged in major action programs which include research components, dissemination of information, training and expert services. Current key action programs include, among others, Human Aspects of Work in the Information Society, Changing Social and Health Care Work, Youth and Work, and Support for Occupational Safety Activities.
|Team Leader: Dr. Kai Salvolainen|
|JU - Jadavpur University
During its 50 years of existence, JU has been able to establish itself as one of the first research and teaching universities in India. Jadavpur University helps students not only to develop their skills, performances and knowledge in their specific area, but also tries to build up as sense of self-confidence. The Department of Economics of Jadavpur University is renowned for its high quality teaching and research in a range of fields, including development economics, energy, environment, population economics, women’s studies, international trade, finance, regional and quantitative economics. The Department also carries out research in assessing economic impacts of natural disasters and identifying integrated approaches for the development of coping strategies. Furthermore, it is involved in research on migration taking into consideration essential socio-economic factors that determine these migration processes.
|Team Leader: Dr. Debesh Chakraborty|
|UoD - University of Delhi
The Department of Anthropology at University of Delhi was founded in 1947 and has evolved into one of the foremost centres of anthropological teaching and research in the world. Today, the department boasts 10 laboratories (both general and specialized), numerous lecture halls, a specialized library and an ethnographic museum. In addition to its 22 permanent members, the faculty engages numerous research associates, research fellows and scholars, and has attracted numerous visiting academics from other faculties around the world.
|Team Leader and Asian Coordinator: Dr. Pooran (P.C.) Joshi|
|HSPH - Hanoi School of Public Health
The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) conducts disaster management research, with a particular focus on the public health aspects of disasters in order to contribute to the protection of people from adverse health impacts of such events. The DDM has long been involved in disaster management activities in Vietnam and works closely with the Vietnamese Ministry of Health in the development of training and research related to health management in disasters. In addition, The DDM is actively involved in public health projects including the development and delivery of training in reproductive health management and field research aimed at informing national health policies.
|Team Leader: Dr. La Ngoc Quang|
|UoI - University of Indonesia
Health Research Center for Crisis and Disaster (HRCCD), Faculty of Public Health, University of Indonesia is a new research center founded in August 2006. This center focuses its activities on conducting research, training & community services closely related to the management of health problems due to crisis and disaster in Indonesia. Up to now, the center has conducted several training in health emergency research studies in determining certain health problems in several areas throughout Indonesia.
|Team Leader: Dr. Mondastri "Maqo" Korib Sudaryo|
|XU - Xavier University
The Research Institute for Mindanao Culture, as a research arm of Xavier University, aims the pursuit of high quality social sciences to advance the development of the Philippines in general and Mindanao in particular. Their researches represent a wide range of social science disciplines: epidemiology, sociology, demography, anthropology, economics and political science. The Research Institute for Mindanao Culture has successfully completed more than 400 researches on various topics including health, nutrition medical and epidemiological research.
|Team Leader: Dr. Sharon Linog|
|ISDR - International Strategy for Disaster Reduction
The ISDR of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs strives to improve societies’ resilience to natural hazards and related technological and environmental disasters, in order to reduce environmental, human, economic and social losses. The ISDR acts as the focal point in the UN System to promote links and synergies between, and the coordination of, disaster reduction activities in the socio-economic, humanitarian and development fields, as well as to support policy integration. It serves as an international information clearinghouse on disaster reduction, developing awareness campaigns and producing articles, journals, and other publications and promotional materials related to disaster reduction.
|Team Leader: Dr. Helen Molin-Valdez and Dr. Reid Basher|
|EVAP - Evaplan (Month 1-12)
With its continuing close ties with the prestigious University of Heidelberg, Evaplan represents a broad source of knowledge and expertise within such fields as training and continuing education, curriculum development, operational research, planning and evaluation, health politics and health systems development, scientific support of interventions in international technical cooperation and health in disaster and post-conflict situations. With the ongoing international reforms of health and social systems and the inherent challenges they present, the University of Heidelberg strives for active participation in the discourse on the conceptual and policy changes in international health. The company has therefore developed key competencies for supporting complex change processes through the provision of appropriate instruments and technical and methodological expertise.
|Team Leader: Dr. Michael Marx|
|SWECO - SWECO Grøner
SWECO Grøner is a private Norwegian multidiscipline company providing consulting services in the energy, water and environment, construction and civil engineering, area planning and transportation and technical installations sectors. SWECO Grøner has expertise in environmental planning, including environmental economics and assessment of environmental effects for use in cost benefit analysis. SWECO Grøner provides a full range of consulting and design services in the domestic and international market.
|Team Leader: Dr. Kristin Magnussen|
|VHAI - Voluntary Health Association of India
VHAI is a non-profit, registered society formed in the year 1970. It is a federation of 24 State Voluntary Health Associations, linking together more than 4000 health care institutions and grassroots level community health programs spread across India. VHAI’s primary objective is to make health a reality for the people of India by promoting community health, social justice and human rights related to the provision and distribution of health services in the country. The Government of India recognizes VHAI as an institution of national importance.
|Team Leader: Dr. Alok Mukhopadhyay|
|CDRC - Citizen's Disaster Response Center
The CDRC is a non-governmental organisation based in the Philippines that has pioneered and continues to promote community-based disaster management since 1984. CDRC has developed a nationwide network of regional centers and local organizations through which it operates to deliver assistance to the most affected, least served and most vulnerable sectors of the populace through preparedness and mitigation, emergency relief, and rehabilitation programs. CDRC is registered as a non-profit, non-stock social development agency and is licensed and accredited to implement relief, rehabilitation, preparedness and mitigation programs. In addition, the CDRC is committed to partnership development, research, advocacy and public information activities.
|Team Leader: Mrs. Lourdes Louella Escandor|
|HNI - Healthnet TPO
HealthNetTPO is a non-profit organisation established in 1992 by the international NGO, Médecins sans Frontières, in an effort to close the gap between humanitarian relief and structural support to health sector recovery. HealthNet TPO is a merger between HealthNet International (HNI) and Transcultural Psychosocial Organisation (TPO). HealthNetTPO currently operates in 12 countries, providing expert advice and support for rebuilding and restructuring health systems. In addition, HealthNetTPO conducts research in social, epidemiological and medical fields with the aim of contributing to improved responses to chronic crises around the world.
|Team Leader: Dr. Ivan Komproe|
|UKL-HD - University Hospital Heidelberg
Heidelberg University is the oldest university in Germany. The first medical lectures were held here in 1388. Today Heidelberg University Hospital is one of the largest and most prestigious medical centers in Germany and the whole of Europe. The reputation of Heidelberg as a medical center is based on excellent patient care, research and teaching: optimal care of patients, science for patients and imparting medical knowledge.
|Team Leader: Dr. Michael Marx|
|HCE - Hue College of Economics, University of Hue
Founded in 1957, Hue University is a major academic hub for Central Vietnam. Recognized as a prestigious training and research institution for all of Vietnam, and proud of its unique academic tradition, Hue University has commissioned philosophies in keeping with the challenge of the new millennium. Hue College of Economicsis under the University of Hue and administered by the Ministry of Education and Training and other state agencies. It is a legal entity with its own seal and bank account. HCE has the following functions: To offer undergraduate and postgraduate programs as well as short-term training courses in wide-ranging fields of economics and management; To conduct research in economics and management; and to provide services in training, research and consultancy.
|Team Leader: Dr. Tuan Tran|
|UNIFI - Università degli Studi di Firenze
The University of Florence is a university of 60,000 students with facilities in various parts of the capital city of Tuscany Region, Italy. CESPRO is one of the University's officially designated Centres of Excellence. It is an interdisciplinary unit dedicated to the study of hazards, risks, disasters and emergency response.
|Team Leader: Prof. David Alexander|