Moving from 2015 to 2030: Challenges and opportunities for higher education in developing resilience to disasters

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Abstract

In recent years, the higher education community has played an increasingly important role in moving disaster science from a responsive, primarily technical discipline, to a broad, multi-disciplinary movement that seeks to build societal resilience to disaster. This study sets out some of the key challenges and op-portunities for higher education towards tackling the challenges set out in the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 - 2030, which was adopted by 187 UN member states in March 2015.
The study brings together existing literature in the field, as well as the results of various analysis and study projects undertaken by a European network project.
Five key areas of focus are identified in working towards 2030: Link research, education and action; Integrate all hazards, stakeholders and disciplines; Collaborate regionally and globally; Facilitate policy dialogue, knowledge sharing and capacity development; Develop flexible and customisable education programmes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th International Conference of the Faculty of Architecture Research Unit
Subtitle of host publication"Making built environments responsive"
EditorsUpendra Rajapaksha
PublisherFaculty of Architecture: University of Moratuwa
Pages215-225
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9789559027539
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2015
Event8th Faculty of Architecture Research Unit International Conference: 'Making Built Environments Responsive' - Colombo, Sri Lanka
Duration: 11 Dec 201512 Dec 2015
Conference number: 8
https://www.mrt.ac.lk/foa/faru/documents/faru%20proceedings%202015.pdf (Link to Conference Proceedings)

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Conference8th Faculty of Architecture Research Unit International Conference
Abbreviated titleFARU
CountrySri Lanka
CityColombo
Period11/12/1512/12/15
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Haigh, R., & Amaratunga, D. (2015). Moving from 2015 to 2030: Challenges and opportunities for higher education in developing resilience to disasters. In U. Rajapaksha (Ed.), Proceedings of the 8th International Conference of the Faculty of Architecture Research Unit: "Making built environments responsive" (pp. 215-225). Faculty of Architecture: University of Moratuwa.