In April this year the Portuguese CUIDAR team carried out its first set of consultations with children in a primary school in the centre of Lisbon. Two 4th grade classes (children between 9 and 10 years old) were chosen to pilot the workshop scheme. In the first session, children watched a short video about climate[…]
The CUIDAR team recently completed a scoping review of disaster policy, practice and projects for what they say, or do not say, about children and young people. Led by colleagues at the Open University of Catalonia, all CUIDAR partners contributed by searching relevant policy and practice reports in members’ countries (Greece, Spain, Italy, UK and[…]
Marion and Maggie from the Lancaster team, and CUIDAR partners Magda from University of Thessaly and Israel from Open University of Catalonia attended a very timely joint (POP-ALERT and TACTIC) conference in Brussels on disaster preparedness and resilience training. A range of fascinating presentations about crisis preparation, risk and resilience can now be downloaded from[…]
Here we are at this huge Flood & Coast 2016 conference convened by the Environment Agency (EA) – the only forum we’re told, which brings together government agencies, industry and academics all engaged in wrestling with the highly controversial and complex issue of flooding in England……and what happens? Top EA directors find time to engage[…]
The BBC online “live reporting” of events during Storm Desmond has been illuminating – that’s if of course you’ve had electricity. Many people in the affected zones had none, and with no mobile phone coverage over the weekend, battery or wind-up radio would have been their only source of information. “Unprecedented” has been the mantra[…]
As severe floods hit the North West of England last weekend a Lancaster University research team, led by Professor Maggie Mort (Sociology), called for the Government to take notice of how flooding affects children. Working with school children hit by severe flooding two years ago both on Humberside and Thames Valley, the ESRC project, partnered by Save[…]
Children’s needs and vulnerabilities in emergencies were the main topic of discussion at the recent Humanitarian Assistance National Workshop held by the Emergency Planning Society in Exeter on 21 October 2015 in Exeter. Ginny Howells, Emergencies Manager Save the Children UK and member of our CUIDAR team, led a session detailing the on-going European Refugee[…]
We wanted to involve children and young people in CUIDAR right from the start so where better than the creative process leading to the project logo? Informal drawing sessions were held in Lisbon schools, with the participation of children from the 5th and the 6th grade (10 to 12 years old).