DDB seminar: How to mitigate disasters: reducing risks, estimating needs and ensuring health system resilience

30 November, 10:00 – 11:30, Online (Zoom)


What challenges and opportunities characterize disaster risk reduction at the national level? How can needs be estimated during disasters in order to improve humanitarian responses? What is needed to ensure health system resilience during extreme weather events?

These are some of the questions that will be discussed at the webinar, with examples from disaster risk governance in Mozambique, the humanitarian assistance field, and health system responses to floods in Cambodia. EBA are launching three new Development Dissertation Briefs (DDBs) – summaries of new doctoral dissertations.

Jenni Koivisto, Anneli Eriksson and Dell Saulnier will present their work. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn from recent development research at Swedish universities!

Jenni Koivisto, PhD in Risk and Environmental Studies, Karlstad University

Anneli Eriksson, PhD in Global Health, University of Bergen and Karolinska Institutet

Dell Saulnier, PhD in Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet


Moderator: Johan Schaar, Vice-Chair, EBA

10:00 Introduction

DDB presentations:

  • Jenni Koivisto – Navigating in the Midst of Uncertainties: challenges in disaster risk governance in Mozambique
  • Anneli Eriksson – Estimating Needs in Disasters
  • Dell Saulnier – Towards Health Systems Resilience to Extreme Weather Events: managing health needs during floods in Cambodia

Comments and panel discussion followed by audience Q&A

11:30 End of seminar

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