Results

Joint Results

  • Evidence-based knowledge about vulnerability and resilience of the population in times of crisis and disaster
    • Typology of vulnerable and resilient population subsets
    • Integration of local perceptions, social-spatial positioning of vulnerability and resilience
    • New strategies for care service with regard to the vulnerabilities and resiliencies of the population
      => Need-based disaster prevention and management structures (organizations, population, and helpers)
  • Evidence-based knowledge and model depicting the motivation of volunteers in the field of disaster management
    • Mechanisms of reciprocity in different cultures
    • Typology of helpers
    • Concepts for recruitment and training of volunteers in the field of disaster management => Volunteer-based disaster prevention and management structures
  • Curricula and methods for trainings
  • New need-based training for volunteer helpers, user manual and training curriculum
  • New personnel resource strategies, develop need-based strategies for care services
  • A social support service that is prepared for the challenges of the future
  • Sustainable system of volunteering
  • Long-term reduction of vulnerability

Publications

Disaster Research Unit:

Voss, M.;/Funk, L. (2015): Participative Vulnerability and Resilience Assessment and the Example of the Tao People (Taiwan), in: Krüger, Fred/Bankoff, Greg/Cannon, Terry/Shipper, Lisa (eds.): Cultures and Disasters. Understanding Cultural Framings in Disaster Risk Reduction. Routledge.

Lorenz, D.F.; Dittmer, C. (2016): Resilience in Catastrophes, Disasters and Emergencies. Socio-scientific Perspectives. In: Maurer, A. (Ed.): New Perspectives on Resilience in Socio-Economic Spheres, Heidelberg, 25-59.

Wenzel, B.; Reiter, J.; Dittmer, C.; Lorenz, D.F.; Voss, M. (2016): The Harmonization of People’s Needs and Professional NGO Assistance. The Case of Flooding in Germany, in: Ghafory-Ashtiany, M. Izadkhah, Y.O.; Parsizadeh, F. (Ed.):  Proceedings of Extended Abstracts 7th International Conference on Integrated Disaster Risk Management Disasters and Development: Towards a Risk Aware Society, Teheran, 171-172.

Reiter, J.; Wenzel, B.;  Dittmer, C.; Lorenz, D.F.; Voss, M. (2016): The Social Dimension of Heat Waves – Blind Spots in Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management in Germany and India, in: Ghafory-Ashtiany, M. Izadkhah, Y.O.; Parsizadeh, F. (Ed.):  Proceedings of Extended Abstracts 7th International Conference on Integrated Disaster Risk Management Disasters and Development: Towards a Risk Aware Society, Teheran, 353-355.

Conferences

Disaster Research Unit:

Dittmer, C.; Bledau, L.; Voss, M.: „The ‚Himalayan Tsunami‘ in Uttarakhand: Catastrophes and Disasters as a Result of Social Conflicts”, 12th Conference of the European Sociological Association 2015, Prag, 25.-28.08.2015

Lorenz, D.F.; Bledau, L.; Voss, M. (2015): Vulnerability and Resilience Assessment & Cultures of Catastrophes. Research on the Social and Cultural Context of Catastrophes, 2. Workshop of the Dialogue Platform on Forecast-based financing (FbF), Genf, 15.-16. Dezember 2015.

Voss, M.; Dittmer, C.; Lorenz, D.F.; Reiter, J.; Wenzel, B. (2016): Integrative Transdisciplinary Vulnerability and Resilience Assessment, Future Earth Summit, Berlin, 28.-29.01.2016.

Voss, M.; Lorenz, D.F.; Dittmer, C.; Reiter, J.; Wenzel, B. (2016): Integrative Transdisciplinary Vulnerability and Resilience Assessment, UNISDR Science and Technology Conference on the Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, Genf, 27.-29.01.2016.

Bledau, L.; Lorenz, D.F.; Voss, M. (2016): Cultural and Societal Aspects of Disaster Preparedness – Perspectives from Social Sciences. 3. Workshop of the Dialogue Platform on Forecast-based financing (FbF), Genf, 05.-07.07.2016

Lorenz, D.F.; Dittmer, C.: „Disputed Disasters and Vulnerabilities“, Workshop Emerging Topics in Disaster Research, LMU München, 08.-09.07.2016.

Wenzel, B.; Reiter, J.; Dittmer, C.; Lorenz, D.F.; Voss, M.: “The Harmonization of People’s Needs and Professional NGO Assistance. The Case of Flooding in Germany”, IDRiM 2016 7th International Conference on Integrated Disaster Risk Management Disasters and Development: Towards a Risk Aware Society, Isfahan, Iran, 01.-03.10.2016

Reiter, J.; Wenzel, B.; Dittmer, C.; Lorenz, D.F.; Voss, M.: “The Social Dimension of Heat Waves. Blind Spots in Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management in Germany and India”, IDRiM 2016 7th International Conference on Integrated Disaster Risk Management Disasters and Development: Towards a Risk Aware Society, Isfahan, Iran, 01.-03.10.2016.

Dittmer, C.; Lorenz, D.F.; Voss, M.: „Embedding Disasters in Conflict Settings – Some Thoughts from a Social-Constructivist Perspective”, International Peace Research Association (IPRA) 26th General Conference, Freetown, Sierra Leone, 27.11-01.12.2016

Lorenz, D.F.; Dittmer, C.; Voss, M.: „ Vulnerability and Violence in the Context of Disaster and Peace and Conflict Studies”, International Peace Research Association (IPRA) 26th General Conference, Freetown, Sierra Leone, 27.11-01.12.2016.

Lorenz, D.F.; Dittmer, C.; Reiter, J.; Voss, M.: Patterns of Vulnerability and Resilience in the River Elbe Flood 2013, Final Scientific Conference of the Project RESCuE: Household Resilience and Crisis in Europe, WZB, Berlin, 18.01.2017.

Dittmer, C.; Lorenz, D.F.: ‚Emergency Imaginary‘, Humanitarian Interventions and Disaster Management in Germany, EuPRA 2017 and AFK Joint Conference, 16.-18. März 2017, Villigst.