Invitation to participate in a workshop on Civil Society and Emergency Response: conflicting discourses of dependency and empowerment, University of Dundee, Scotland.


This is the third event in the ESRC Seminar Series CASCADE-NET: Civil Agency, Society and Climate Adaptation to Weather Extremes.

Date: 10:30-16:30, 25th April 2018

Venue:  Baxter Suite, 1st Floor Tower Building, University of Dundee, Scotland

Hosted by: Centre for Environmental Change and Human Resilience, University of Dundee, The Scottish Flood Forum and the Centre for Water, Communities and Resilience, University of the West of England, Bristol.

The event aims to explore the theory, policy and practice of civil society’s role during emergencies and in emergency planning for adaptation to extreme weather, within the wider contexts of community resilience.

The workshop will interweave international and national expert speakers, short provocations and extensive facilitated discussion. It will also include engagement in a serious game for understanding different roles in flood communication and response, led by RAB Consultants.

Places are limited. To register please do so before 16th April by following this link . Early registration is highly recommended to guarantee a place.

For full information, including about bursaries for early career researchers and civil society members and organisations, see the attached flyer.

For further information or queries or if you have any specific dietary requirements please contact:

Best wishes
Event organising team