IAS Workshop - Disaster Risk Reduction is Child’s Play

  • 29 January 2019
  • 12.30pm - 2.30pm
  • DAV.1.009 Hewson Studio

Games are a popular way of engaging a wide range of people into disaster risk-related discussions in the context of accepted cultural and social norms

This fully interactive event will comprise a series of games through which the following disaster risk reduction messages are emphasised: the roles of structural integrity as well as craftsmanship in disaster-resilient construction; the importance of informed decision making; and the importance of collaboration and multi-stakeholder engagement. The session will show that DRR does not have to be serious; awareness can be raised through games thus helping to engage with the widest range of people of all nations and cultures. 


JC Gaillard is an associate professor at The University of Auckland. His work focuses on developing participatory tools for engaging minority groups in disaster risk reduction with an emphasis on ethnic and gender minorities, prisoners, children and homeless people. JC is co-editor of the journal Disaster Prevention and Management. More details from:

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Zoe Chritchlow
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01509 228593
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