This Selected Conference Panel is currently accepting Paper Abstracts for the upcoming  Third World Conference on Humanitarian Studies which is organised jointly with the Third Istanbul Human Security Conference on: 24-27 October 2013. Below is more information about this panel:

Title Is the Development of Information and Communication Management strategies for Disaster response and Disaster risk reduction in Developing Countries be of great benefit?
Authors Kibaya Robert
Abstract Reducing disaster risk is thus critical to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, and addressing underlying risk drivers is also vital to climate change adaptation, especially in the short- and medium-term.The 2011 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction pointed out that for any decision to invest public resources in disaster risk management (DRM) involves trade-offs with other priorities in which the same resources could have been invested. At present, most countries do not systematically account for the cost of recurrent disaster losses, let alone the cost of indirect impacts on health, education and productivity. Even fewer comprehensively estimate the maximum losses they may incur.
As such, governments are poorly positioned to assess the trade-offs implicit in their public investment decisions, and have difficulty justifying increased investment in DRM. By navigating in a sea of risks without a compass, public resources are constantly being diverted to rehabilitate or reconstruct damaged or destroyed assets, and disasters continue to surprise governments without adequate contingency measures in place.

The panel will discuss and seek ideas on how to establish and implement institutional repositories of disaster information and how to facilitate the development of institutional and national Information and Communication Management (ICM) strategies and policies as frameworks for addressing issues that are critical to content development and information exchange, and supporting development of human capacity in disaster ICM.

Theme Politics and Practices of Natural Disasters and Disaster Respons

How to Submit a paper under this Panel?

To submit a paper, follow more information under this Link; else consider the information below:

On June 16, the Call for Papers will open. Papers proposals can be submitted until September 1, 2013.
All papers will be submitted to a panel. You can find the panel overview in the Proposed Panels list. After you have chosen a panel, you can submit your paper. Find the steps below:

Steps for paper submission 

– Create an account by registering for the conference
– Log in with your username and password
– Scroll to Call for Papers button and choose ‘Submit/Edit Paper’
– Click ‘New Paper’
– Upload a paper abstract (max 200 words)
– Select a panel, and click ‘submit’
– The panel organizer will receive an automatic email after your upload
– If the panel organizer accepted your paper abstract it will be published on our website
– In the upcoming months you can email your full paper to the panel organizer

Paper Style

The conference accepts research driven, practice reflection and theoretical papers. Papers should follow a simple structure, namely;

1.      Statement of the purpose of the paper, the research question this issued to be reflected upon
2.      Background, context setting and/or literature review section
3.      Description of  research methodology
4.      Presentation of results or description of practices reviewed
5.      Analysis of results or practices
6.      Conclusions draws
7.      Recommendation for future research or action
8.      Bibliography

Papers do not need to be verbally presented in the conference, rather authors should give a short presentation derived from their papers and be prepared to discuss their work along with that of others presented on their panel.

PowerPoint slides are allowed, (bring your presentation on a USB stick) but do remember that many people are listening and reading in the second language, so keep the use of text to a minimum and make good use of photography graphics, graphs and tables.


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