IRGC Session on Essential Technology Deployment at 2014 Tech4Dev

 

The UNESCO Chair in Technologies for Development hosted by the Cooperation and Development Center (CODEV) hosted the third International Conference on Technologies for Development: What is Essential? at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland on 4-6 June 2014. More information about the conference.

In the context of this conference, IRGC hosted a session entitled “Developing Appropriate Contexts for Successful Deployment of Essential Technologies for Disaster Risk Reduction”. The session featured the following speakers:

  • Xu Jianhua, Peking University (China), Risk Perception in Natural Disaster Management
  • Figueroa Raul, Carnegie Mellon University (United States), Reducing the Risk of Building Collapse Catastrophes through Technology and Policy
  • Edralin Monica, Local Emergency Assessment and Response Network (Philippines), The Local Emergency Assessment and Response Network: Capacity-Building and Collaboration for Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency Response
  • Hossain Md Khalid, RMIT University (Australia), Deployment of Biotechnology for Climate Change Adaptation and the Risk of Maladaptation in Bangladesh: An Agricultural Seed Industry Perspective
  • Tiwari Prakash C., Kumaon University Nainital (India), Urban Growth and Assessment of its Natural and Socio-economic Risks in High Mountain Ecosystems: A Geospatial Framework for Institutionalizing Urban Risk Management in Himalaya