22nd and 23rd of May 2018

Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon


22nd of May 


15.30 Welcome

Director of ICS ULisboa

15.45 Introduction to CUIDAR

Prof Maggie Mort, CUIDAR Coordinator, Lancaster University

16.00 Keynote address

Finding Equilibrium? Children’s Recovery after Hurricane Katrina
Prof Lori Peek, Director of the Natural Hazards Research Centre, University of Colorado Boulder, USA

16.45 Questions/discussion

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

Working with mothers and children after the Fukushima nuclear accident
Prof Aya Goto, Fukushima Medical University, Japan

Perspectives of Papua: Education and Cultures in Crisis
Prof Mervyn Hyde, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia

Domesticizing slow disasters: intimate evidence, DIY activism and environmental justice
Prof Manuel Tironi, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

Amplifying student voice and participation in disaster risk reduction and resilience education
Dr Briony Towers, RMIT University, Australia

Chair: Antony Spalton – Risk Reduction and Resilience Specialist, UNICEF, USA

18.30 Drinks Reception and poster viewing – Room Polivalente


23rd of May


09.30 Introduction to the Day

09.40 Presentation of the CUIDAR International Film Transforming disaster planning – a child centred approach

Prof Maggie Mort – CUIDAR Coordinator, Lancaster University

10.00 Parallel Workshops by CUIDAR Partners and Participants

Participative approaches: building disaster resilience with children and young people
Save the Children, Italy
Room Polivalente

The participation of children with sensory disabilities in disaster risk reduction
University of Thessaly, Greece
Room 3

Children and Disaster Risk Reduction in dialogue: an interactive exhibition
ICS-ULisboa, Portugal
lRoom 2

11.00 Coffee Break

11.15 Parallel Workshops by CUIDAR Partners and Participants

Making young people visible in disasters: problematising preparedness in public space
UOC, Spain
Room Polivalente

Flood Snakes & Ladders: interactive workshop
Lancaster University, UK
Room 3

Putting it all into Practice
Save the Children, UK
Room 2

12.30  Thanking young people for their participation

Chair: Ana Sotto-Mayor – Instituto de Apoio à Criança

13.00 Lunch (5th floor)

14.00 What does a Child-Centred Disaster Management Framework look like?

Presentation by the Lancaster University CUIDAR Coordinators
Room polivalente

15.30 Coffee Break

16.00 Policy Responses to the Framework and issues raised by CUIDAR 

Andrea Nobili (Italy) – Marche Region Children and Young People Ombudsman [presentation]

Julie Walker (UK) -Strategic Resilience Lead, Greater Manchester Combined Authority [presentation]

Luís Carvalho (Portugal) – Civil Protection Municipal Service, Municipality of Amadora and Coordinator of the United Nations Resilient Cities Program in Portugal

Sergio Delgado (Spain) – Deputy-Director of Civil Protection of Catalonia [presentation]

Zafeiria Kollia (Greece) – Head of Department of Volunteerism & Training, General Secretariat for Civil Protection

Chair: Cath Larkins – Co-Director of the Centre for Children & Young People’s Participation, University of Central Lancashire, UK

17.30 Closing remarks 

Jorge Dias – Head of Communications of the National Authority for Civil Protection, Portugal

Helen Braithwaite OBE – Assistant Director: UK Resilience, Training, Doctrine and Standards; UK Cabinet Office (Civil Contingencies Secretariat)


Note – All the activities will be held at Auditorium Sedas Nunes, except where indicated otherwise.