Call for participants to an international workshop on: LOCALISING STRATEGIES FOR MAKING CITIES RESILIENT TO DISASTERS

Under the British Council’s Researcher Links scheme offered within the Newton Fund, we will be holding an international workshop on Localising Strategies for Making Cities Resilient to Disasters. The workshop will be held in Manila, Philippines from 22nd to 26th January 2018.

The workshop is being coordinated by Professor Dilanthi Amaratunga (Global Disaster Resilience Centre, University of Huddersfield, UK) and Professor Andres Winston Oreta (De La Sallle University, Manila, Philippines) and will have contributions from other leading researchers, including Professor Richard Haigh (University of Huddersfield, UK), Professor Renan Tanhueco and Professor Jose Edgar Mutuc (De La Sallle University, Manila, Philippines), and Abhilash Panda (UNISDR Making Cities Resilient).

We are now inviting Early Career Researchers from the UK or the Philippines to apply to attend this workshop. All travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the Newton-Agham Researcher Links Programme, funded by the British Council (UK) and the Department of Science and Technology (Philippines).

The application form, with more details on the initiative can be found here.


Researcher links workshops

Researcher Links Workshops bring together Early Career Researchers from the UK and partner countries to make international connections that can improve the quality of their research.

These grants are funded under the Newton Fund, a UK Government initiative funded by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, together with partner funders from Newton Fund countries. The Fund aims to promote the economic development and welfare of either the partner countries or, through working with the partner country, to address the problems of low-income and vulnerable populations.