EU Creates Academic Network for Disaster Resilience

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Inspired by UNISDR’s flagship 'Making Cities Resilient' campaign, the European Commission’s Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency is to boost disaster preparedness in European cities by turning higher education institutes into “reliable partners to reduce society’s vulnerability to hazards.”

The newly-funded €790,000 project, called the Academic Network for Disaster Resilience to Optimise Educational Development (ANDROID), will run for three years and is led by two experts from the University of Salford in the United Kingdom – Dilanthi Amaratunga, head of the school’s Centre for Disaster Resilience, and Richard Haigh, Director of the Centre’s Disaster Mitigation and Reconstruction programme.

Period14 Mar 2012

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