Community disaster recovery
Understanding and sharing experiences in relation to emerging co-created strategies for reducing vulnerability and enhancing adaptation and resilience in Latin American communities.
An interdisciplinary and international workshop
Many LMICs in Latin America are repeatedly facing the consequences of major disasters such as:
- Volcanic eruptions
The proposed activity is aimed at understanding and sharing experiences in relation to emerging co-created strategies for reducing vulnerability and enhancing adaptation and resilience in Latin American communities.
Our focus is on those programmes and approaches that result from a horizontal dialogue between communities and researchers, engaged in a variety of forms of knowledge exchange. We seek to leverage these knowledge exchange activities by harnessing the insights of practitioners, policy makers, academics and students in Latin America and in the UK, who are involved in work addressing risk, resilience and adaptation experiences in collaboration with local communities.
Keynote speakers will share their expertise during a two day interdisciplinary workshop between the 24thand 25thof June 2019. A range of hazards and disasters will be the discussion focus, seeking strategies and solutions with a community-focused agenda. Participants will include representatives of institutions involved in developing policy and guidance, NGOs working with affected communities, as well as academics.
Through this activity we expect to achieve further development of an inter-disciplinary research partnership and continue collaboration for research and capacity building. The identification of potential research agendas that are jointly developed by UK and Latin American-based academic and non-academic institutions. Finally, the identification of potential drivers as well as challenges in the development of a long-term collaborative capacity building or research programme.
We have confirmed the following speakers:
- Dr Marcelo Lagos, from the Tsunami Laboratory Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
- Dr Laís Pinto de Carvalho, environmental psychologist specialized in the psychosocial dimension in post-disaster reconstruction processes, Chile
- Dr María Eugenia Ibarraran, author of the book "Distributional Impacts of Climate Change and Disasters" from Universidad Iberoamerica Puebla, Mexico.
- Alain De Remes La Brely, from CIDE 'Centro de Investigació y docencia económica' ( Research and economics teaching centre) and 'Plan for Mexico City'.
- Alexa Zamora, social activist focused on human rights, LGBTI, gender and youth programes from Nicaragua.
- Irving Lagos, from the 'Instituto de Investigación y Gestión Social' (Social Research Institute) in Nicaragua
- Dr Carolina García Londoño, expert on alert systems, planning and nature based solutions for landslides in Colombia.
- Carlos Velasquez, from Comuna 8, Colombia.
- Dr Patricia Mothes, from 'Instituto Geofisico, Escuela Politecnica Nacional' (Geophysical Institute, National Polytechnic School) of Ecuador.