4 September 2015

UNAI START: Skills and Technology Accelerating Rapid Transformation Series: "Anticipating --- and Responding to --- Disasters"

United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI)
START: Skills and Technology Accelerating Rapid Transformation: Anticipating --- and Responding to --- Disasters

September 11, 2015; 10 am to 1 pm

United Nations Headquarters, Conference Building, Conference Room 6

10:00 am Welcome from the United Nations

10:10 am “Sustainability Averting Disasters”
Address by Prof. Mukhametbetkali Burkitbayev, First Vice-Rector Al Farabi Kazakh National University

10:30 am “Rebuild it Better: Construction From Recycled Plastic Bottles Proven to Sustain 9.8 Earthquake”. Presentation by Patrick San Francesco of the Samarpan Foundation, India.

10:45 am “More Harm Than Good? The Problem of Ineffective Aid.”  Presentation by Courtland Robinson, PhD., Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Center for Refugee and Disaster Response

11:05 am “BRAC: Poverty and global health in the face of disaster. Entrepreneurship and economic resilience". Presentation by Susan Davis, President & CEO BRAC USA

11:20 am “Strengthening Cities for Disaster Management” “Strengthening Cities for Disaster Management”. Presentation by Martin Kropac and Hana Petrik, New York Institute of Technology

12:00 pm Interactive discussion between panellists and with audience

UNAI is grateful to Partnerships for Change for its support and cooperation

You can watch the archived webcast of the event here.