Women As Community Resilience Leaders
Dr. Graham Brewer – Newcastle University
The webinar will be on 26 April in North & South America. The live webinars are always free of charge!
It is a sad reality that the poorest citizens are generally the most vulnerable to extreme events, and the Pacific small island developing states provide ample evidence of this. CIFAL Newcastle, an international training center affiliated to the United Nations, through its parent body the UN Institute for Training and Research has a mandate to build capacity in civil society in relation to disaster risk reduction.
Fiji is in Australia’s backyard, one of its nearest neighbors, and one who is regularly battered by tropical cyclones. Academics at the University of Newcastle with experience in disaster management collaborated with CIFAL Newcastle and the Australian National Commission for UNESCO in order to deliver a capacity building programme based upon the principles of “training of trainers.”
The intention was to upskill people with pre-existing training experience so that they could travel to remote and rural communities, engage with their women, and empower them to take a leadership role in making their communities more resilient. This presentation details the development and delivery of the pilot program.
The April issue (Volume 33, Issue 2) of Prehospital and Disaster Medicine (PDM) is now available through Cambridge Core. This issue features articles on hemorrhage control education and laypersons’ willingness to respond during a medical Emergency, the use of a new triage support tool following an explosion, hospital disaster preparedness in South Yemen, and care provided by law enforcement prior the arrival of EMS in the United States, in addition to more than 15 others!
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