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Enabling knowledge for disaster risk reduction in integration to climate change adaptation

Objective

“Mobilizing knowledge” suggests that there is need to dynamize the context in which knowledge about risks is developed, shared, and maintained. It conveys the implicit assumption that knowledge is perhaps currently fragmented and stuck in different compartments and bodies, be they institutions, agencies, universities, research centres, communities, individuals.
While with this proposal we fully agree with this assumption, we think it is time to abandon the idea of a “knowledge transfer”, as a good that can be moved from the scientific arena into policy making or into administrative practices. The questions that we wish to ask are who should know what, who actually knows, and if knowledge produced in various ways and fields is effective in achieving disaster risk reduction and climate change prevention and adaptation.
Three issues seem particularly relevant to explore:
- Fragmentation and separations of arenas (i.e. Scientists, Public and private agencies or organizations in the field of prevention)
- Changes that have occurred in risk knowledge management strategies overtime
- Knowledge management about risk in times of crisis.
The main objective of this proposal is to frame a knowledge management system for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation that may be considered as a comprehensive reference for establishing, reinforcing, or revising current prevention, mitigation and adaptation strategies. Such knowledge system will embody what has been achieved in different arenas and by different social groups in the field of prevention, preparedness and adaptation.
In order to do so, a circular process between scientific and technical analysis and dissemination will be developed, so as to make use of a wider expertise and reach a larger audience. We want to use some of the dissemination activities as small tests of what deem should be done “at large” for creating an effective development, sharing, and maintenance of knowledge.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2013-one-stage
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 179 096,50
Administrative Contact
Massimo Depau (Mr.)

Participants (10)

CHAROKOPEIO PANEPISTIMIO
Greece
EU contribution
€ 81 855
Address
Eleftheriou Venizelou 70
17671 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Apostolos G. Papadopoulos (Prof.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 80 644,50
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alberto Sereno Alvarez (Dr.)
DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP FRANCE ASSOCIATION
France
EU contribution
€ 77 040
Address
Lieu Dit Negre
82110 Trejouls Lauzerte
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Claire Gordon (Ms.)
PARIS-LODRON-UNIVERSITAT SALZBURG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 107 775,75
Address
Kapitelgasse 4-6
5020 Salzburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Barbara Iglseder (Mrs.)
UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSITY
Japan
EU contribution
€ 103 790
Address
Jingumae 5 Chome 53-70
150 8925 Shibuya Ku Tokyo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eric Lin (Mr.)
UNIVERSITE SAVOIE MONT BLANC
France
EU contribution
€ 92 234
Address
Rue Marcoz 27 Domaine Universitaire
73011 Chambery
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Blandine Joncour (Ms.)
ACCADEMIA EUROPEA DI BOLZANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 57 780
Address
Viale Druso 1
39100 Bolzano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dellantonio Daniela (Dr.)
ADELPHI RESEARCH GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 92 983
Address
Alt-moabit 91
10559 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Janine Göbl (Ms.)
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES Y ESTUDIOS SUPERIORES EN ANTROPOLOGIA SOCIAL
Mexico
EU contribution
€ 72 653
Address
Juarez 87 Tlalpan Centro Moneda Y
14000 Mexico Df
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Pablo Acosta Vega (Mr.)
TICONUNO SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 47 099,25
Address
Via Massimiano 25
20134 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Attilia Cozzaglio (Ms.)