IDRA: [I]TSTIME [D]isaster [R]esilience [A]ction

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IDRA: I tstime D isaster R esilience A action

Disaster resilience is a multidisciplinary and multidimensional concept.

In the last decades it has been also included in the framework of human, social, anthropological sciences and disaster studies (considering natural disasters as well as those caused by human activities).

The mission of IDRA (a permanent/long-term project) is to conduct researches, seminars, workshops and training activities in order to build a safer and more resilient society through the participation of all the people potentially involved in this fieldwork.

IDRA is aimed at fostering researches focused on disaster resilience and related themes such as crisis prevention; emergency and disaster management; risk and vulnerability assessment; disaster response; disaster aid and relief.

What Do We Do?

  • develop a sociological resilient framework to facilitate the process of sense and meaning making for all people involved in crises or disasters management issues
  • applied research in societal resilient practices and lessons learned
  • applied research in the community and family resilient practices in cases of crises and disasters
  • environmental and urban planning to implement urban resilience (specific attention to the megacities context)
  • encourage contacts and collaborations with national and international agencies for resilience practices and disaster management
  • dissemination of events, national and international meetings

What we offer?

  •  involvement and partnerships in research projects, academic and professional networks
  •  case analysis on organizational, urban and community resilience practices, considering specific environmental, political, economic, social and cultural aspects
  •  case analysis in order to better understand vulnerability and resilience within critical infrastructures contexts
  •  risk and vulnerability analysis to enhance resilience practices with families, communities, institutional and voluntary organizations
  •  training courses (on line learning courses also available) to implement safety and resilience response to disaster and crisis management, in order to reduce social vulnerability
  •  training courses (virtual learning courses also available) for voluntary associations and volunteers to implement group and organizational resilience
  •  professional advice for practitioners, stakeholders, institutional and voluntary agencies on building resilience practices to enhance social safety

Idra is organised according to the following themes or RA – Resilient Action:

RA1 – Sociological and methodological Approaches. Resilience Action aimed at developing a sociological resilient framework to facilitate the process of sense and meaning making for all people involved in crises or disasters management issues (prevention, mitigation, management, response, aid and relief).

RA2 – Community and Family Approach. Resilience Action aimed at developing applied research in societal resilient practices and lessons learned and in the community and family resilient practices in cases of crises and disasters.

RA3 – Urban and Environmental Approach. Resilience Action aimed at developing environmental and urban planning to implement urban resilience (specific attention to the megacities context).

RA4 – Social Risk and Vulnerability. Resilience Action aimed at developing risk and vulnerability analysis to enhance resilience practices with families, communities, institutional and voluntary organizations.

RA5 – Business and Critical Infrastructural risk and vulnerability. Resilience Action aimed at developing risk and vulnerability case analysis to implement business continuity, critical infrastructural protection and organisational resilience.  

RA6 – Resilience, safety and security approach. Resilience Action aimed at developing applied research in the resilient issues of immigration and terrorism.

RA7 –  Resilient communication. Resilience Action aimed at developing applied research in media studies and resilient communication.

For further information on Idra research and training activities, inquires or comments contact: barbara.lucini@unicatt.it