We are pleased to share with you the provisional programme of CUIDAR Finale. In the coming months, as the composition of the panels is completed, the program will be updated.



Provisional Programme

22nd and 23rd of May 2018

Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon


Day 1

15.30 Welcome

15.45 Introduction to CUIDAR

Prof Maggie Mort (University Of Lancaster – CUIDAR Coordinator)

16.00 Keynote address

Prof Lori Peek, Director Natural Hazards Research Centre, University of Colorado Boulder and co-author of the book Children of Katrina

16.45 Questions/discussion

17.00 Plenary discussion: Disasters in a Global Perspective: working with children, families and communities

Prof Aya Goto (Fukushima Medical University, Japan) – “Working with mothers and children after the Fukushima nuclear accident”
Prof Mervyn Hyde ( University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia) – “Perspectives of Papua: Education and Cultures in Crisis”
Prof Manuel Tironi (Pontifical Catholic University of Chile) – Title to be confirmed
Dr Briony Towers (RMIT University, Australia) – “Amplifying student voice and participation in disaster risk reduction and resilience education”

18.00 Drinks Reception and poster viewing


Day 2

09.30 Introduction to the Day and presentation of the CUIDAR Project Film

10.00 Parallel Workshops by CUIDAR Partners

Participative approaches: building disaster resilience with Children and Young People
Save the Children, Italy
Children and Disaster Risk Reduction in dialogue: an interactive exhibition
ICS-ULisboa, Portugal
Putting it all into Practice
Save the Children, UK

11.00 Coffee Break

11.15 Parallel Workshops by CUIDAR Partners

Making young people visible in disasters: problematising preparedness in public space
UOC, Spain
Flood Snakes and Ladders, a game built from children’s experience
Lancaster University, UK
The participation of children with sensory disabilities in disaster risk reduction
University of Thessaly, Greece

12.30 Gathering. Thanking young people for their participation

13.00 Lunch

14.30  CUIDAR’s contribution to the Secure Societies Programme

Dr Antonio Fernandez Ranada-Shaw – Project Officer, Research Executive Agency, Safeguarding Secure Society, European Commission

14.45 The CUIDAR Framework for child-centred disaster management

16.00 Coffee Break

16.30 Policy Responses to the Framework and issues raised by CUIDAR (Invited panel)

Luís Carvalho (Portugal) – Civil Protection Municipal Service, Municipality of Amadora and Coordinator of the United Nations Resilient Cities Program in Portugal
Andrea Nobili (Italy) – Marche Region Children and Young People Ombudsman
Julie Walker (UK) -Strategic Resilience Lead – Greater Manchester Combined Authority
Representative from Spain – (tbc)
Representative from Greece – (tbc)

17.30 Closing remarks

Helen Braithwaite OBE – Assistant Director UK Resilience, Training, Standards and Assurance at the Civil Contingencies Secretariat in the Cabinet Office