II International Conference Risks, Security and Citizenship
OCTOBER 3, 2018
Participation in the inaugural conference round
table of the “CUIDAR” project international team
Integrated in the opening session of the 2nd edition of the International Conference on Risks, Security and Citizenship, it will be held one inaugural round table dedicated for the dissemination of the European “Cuidar” Project, with participation of social researchers Maggie Mort from Lancaster University, Israel Rodriguez-Girault from Open University of Catalonia and Anna Grisi from the organization Save the Children Italia, contributing for the study of the enhancement of children, young people and urban societies against disasters allowing for the emergency management professionals to go towards the needs of children and young people more efficiently.
The objectives of the program were:
  • To better understand the risk perception, disaster needs and capacities of children and young people in urban societies.
  • To strengthen children’s understanding of emergencies and the actions they can take to prepare themselves, their families and their communities.
  • Increased awareness and understanding amongst disaster responders and policy makers of children and young people’s needs in disasters.
  • More effective communication between disaster responders and children and young people in urban contexts.
  • Improved disaster management framework, policies and practices that take into account the particular needs of children and young people in urban disasters.
SEPTEMBER 28, 2018
Mehrnaz Mostafavi, Head of the Human Security
Unit of the United Nations (USH), will attend
What are the challenges of Climate Change to Human Security? In order to contribute to the search for a response, the ICRSC 2019 Organizing Committee invited Ms. Mehrnaz Mostafavi, Head of the Human Security Unit of the United Nations (USH), like in the first edition, to share her knowledge contributing to the joint thinking in this important area of security.
Since joining the HSU, she has been instrumental in establishing the strategic vision of the HSU and its operational activities in over 90 countries; developing the HSU as the center of excellence and knowledge on human security; strengthening the policy basis for human security within and outside of the United Nations; and expanding the resources of the HSU and the UNTFHS.
Ms. Mostafavi has in-depth knowledge of global priorities such as, Agenda 2030 and the implementation of the sustainable development goals; bridging the gap between humanitarian assistance, sustaining peace and long-term development; climate change and disaster risk reduction; and responding to the multi-dimensional consequences of today’s crises on peace, prosperity and human dignity.
Prior to joining the HSU, she worked at the Bureau for Development Policy at the United Nations Development Programme where she provided policy guidance on a wide range of issues including inclusive globalization, pro-poor trade and poverty reduction. In addition to her contributions at the United Nations, Ms. Mostafavi has worked in the corporate multinational sector, as well as in the Academy.
SEPTEMBER 16, 2018
Participation of Professor Doctor Fernando
Carvalho Rodrigues
In an analogy to the "Tree of Knowledge" proposed by Denis Diderot and Jean le Rond D'Alembert, the ICRSC 2019 Organizing Committee invited Professor Fernando Carvalho Rodrigues to discuss and develop the topic of risk taxonomy with the elaboration of a (new) approach.
Professor Fernando Carvalho Rodrigues is a retired professor of science at IADE - Instituto de Arte, Design e Empresa, member of the National Academy of Sciences of Lisbon and the Academy of Navy, as well as the International Society of Astronautics. Honorary Member of the National Association of Opticians, as well as the Professional Union of Optometrists.
In the 1980s, with a consortium of companies, he designed and mentored SATCART, a NATO Remote Detection Program. At that time, it was able to bring together different industrial investors and established a multidisciplinary team to successfully design, construct and launch the first Portuguese satellite (Po-Sat1) (1993). He was one of the founders of EID-Electronics Research and Development Company in 1983 (now Rhode & Schwarz).
The de-industrialization of the country since 1992, and its main research interests in various aspects of the systems would guide him to the NATO Scientific Program, both in the Division of Science for Peace and the Emerging Security Challenges Division ( 1999), where he promoted programs and projects in which the Human and Machine systems interact, and concretized, in many areas of scientific knowledge, a set of ideas across the boundaries of what was then known having become acknowledged for designing and projecting an explosive detection program that would later be known as Standex, involving NATO countries and Russia, based on the integration of complex systems (2007).
He has published more than 200 articles in many scientific journals on various subjects. He has supervised more than twenty PhD Theses since 1979. He has been awarded the Pfizer Prize (1977), twice with the Gulbenkian Prize (1978 and 82), the Good Hope Prize (1991), the Albert J. Meyer Prize (1995) and has the Lavoisier medal (2013) and the National Optical Career Award (2014). He is Commander of the Military Order of Santiago da Espada (1992).
Professor Doutor Carlos Câmara confirms his
presence at the conference
In a perspective of contribution to the thinking about which future challenges that are predicated on the Climate, Man and Nature, the Organizing Committee of the ICRSC 2019 addressed the invitation to Professor Dr. Carlos Câmara, a graduate in Geophysics with a PhD in Philosophy. to develop the theme.
Professor Carlos Câmara has an important professional and academic career, being able to consult his curriculum in: https://ciencias.ulisboa.pt/pt/perfil/cdcamara
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