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1 This presentation has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. The contents are the sole responsibility of the Network consortium and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union. ANDROID Academic Network for Disaster Resilience to Optimise EducatIonal Development Professor Richard Haigh & Professor Dilanthi Amaratunga Global Disaster Resilience Centre, University of Huddersfield, UK Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction 14 – 18 March 2015 | Sendai, Japan

2 What is ANDROID?

3 Mission Promote co-operation and innovation among European Higher Education Institutes (HEI) to increase society’s resilience to disasters Start and funding October 2011, funded via the EU Erasmus Academic networks scheme under their Lifelong Learning programme What is ANDROID?

4 European founding partners Austria University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences Bulgaria Mining and Geology University Republic of Croatia University of Split Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts Cyprus Fredrick University Cyprus Meteorological Service Czech Republic VSB-Technical University of Ostrava Czech Technical University Denmark IT University of Copenhagen Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland Technical University of Denmark Estonia Tallinn University of Technology Finland Aalto University France Grenoble Institute of Technology Germany Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Freie University of Berlin United Nations University Institute of Socioeconomic and Cultural International Analysis Greece University of Thessaly Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Iceland University of Iceland Ireland National University of Ireland Italy Catholic University of Sacred Heart Milan Università degli Studi della Tuscia Global Risk Forum Politecnico di Milano University Italian National Agency for New Technologies Universita’ di Ferrara Latvia Riga Technical University Lithuania Vilnius Gediminas Technical University Malta University of Malta The Netherlands Deltares Radboud University Nijmegen Utrecht University Norway Centre for International Climate and Environmental Research Norwegian Geotechnical Institute Poland Rzeszow University of Technology Adam Mickiewicz University Portugal University of Aveiro Technical University of Lisbon University of Coimbra National Laboratory for Civil Engineering Romania Technical University of Civil Engineering of Romania University of Architecture and Urban Planning Slovenia University of Ljubljana City of Ljubljana, Municipal Administration Spain Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Institute of Geomatics Sweden Lund University Mid Sweden University Switzerland United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Turkey Bosphorus University Firat University United Kingdom Northumbria University Queen’s University Belfast Heriot Watt University Oxford Brookes University University of Huddersfield University of Brighton Kingston University Liverpool John Moores University University of Salford

5 Global founding partners Australia RMIT University Canada University of York Sri Lanka University of Moratuwa ANDROID has 3 non-European / ‘third country’ / ‘international’ partners

6 2011 – 2015 operational plan Seeks to raise awareness and promote a common understanding among stakeholders of the importance of disaster resilience education and the essential role of European HEIs in improving society’s ability to become more resilient to hazard threats Develop network infrastructure Promote multi- and inter- disciplinary working Develop open educational resources Develop a European education roadmap for disaster resilience

7 Multi-stakeholder - Dan Lewis, Chief, Urban Risk Reduction Unit; Head, City Resilience Profiling Programme at UN Habitat Multi-disciplinary – bringing together scientists from diverse disciplinary backgrounds Strong links to UNISDR, Margareta Wahlstrom opened the 3rd Annual Conference Global links - Prof Janaka Ruwanpura, Vice- Provost International, University of Calgary Linking science and policy – Greater Manchester signing up to the Making Cities Resilient campaign Capacity building of early career researchers - Four virtual and residential doctoral schools The network in action

8 What have we achieved? Seeks to raise awareness and promote a common understanding among stakeholders of the importance of disaster resilience education and the essential role of European HEIs in improving society’s ability to become more resilient to hazard threats Network board Network secretariat Terms of reference Quality plan Stakeholder board Website Newsletter Sustainability plan Multi- disciplinary doctoral school Multi- disciplinary and inter-sectoral conferences Symposia and workshops Survey reports Recorded presentations Conference procedia Research papers Survey of innovative inter- disciplinary working Survey of European HE Survey of European public administrators Research special interest groups Develop network infrastructure Promote multi- and inter- disciplinary working Develop open educational resources Develop a European education roadmap for disaster resilience

9 Roadmap for European education in developing societal resilience to disasters Roadmap Existing capacity Skill requirements Research gaps Disaster Resilience Education policy WP5 WP6 WP7

10 Challenges facing higher education Context Diverse disciplinary base and fragmentation Growing recognition of the field and importance of subject Research Growing knowledge base that is difficult to navigate Insufficient link to policy and action Lack of multi- and inter- disciplinary research Fragmented funding and lack of coordination Education Viability and quality of existing programmes Need and interest in potential students – linkages to future job markets Need for a balance between theory and field experiences

11 Roadmap – key issues to emerge Strengthen the link between education, research and action by developing: A problem-solving approach to research that integrates all hazards and disciplines – A multi-disciplinary approach – A multi-stakeholder approach – Address problems from the field and calibrate solutions to the local context Open access to improve the quality of education as well as facilitate policy dialogue, knowledge sharing and capacity building Coordination mechanisms for science that avoid duplication of effort and integrate funding An aggregator of knowledge to improve access and focus on quality Flexible and customisable programmes to improve professional capacities

12 E-newsletter 6 issues are available for download from Each issue includes: – Reports from ANDROID activities and events – Information about ANDROID publications – Latest research from ANDROID partners – Updates from UNISDR and the International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment – Future plans

13 Plans for the future Influence global, regional and national policy agendas, drawing upon work completed in 2011 – 2015 workplan Secure core network funding for post-2015 workplan: e.g., EU COST programme Develop scientific proposals: Targeting EU funding calls including Horizon 2020 (€80 billion) and Erasmus+ (€14.7 billion), national and third sector funding Linking to global HE networks 13

14 This presentation has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. The contents are the sole responsibility of the Network consortium and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union. Contact information: Professor Richard Haigh


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