In this episode, we focus on the politics of disaster risk reduction policies and strategies and how disaster risk manifests on the ground. We draw on observations from research in Chad, Colombia and Lebanon to reveal the realities of disaster risk reduction in conflict-affected contexts.


• Dr Ilan Kelman, Reader, UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction

• Ms Mami Mitzouri, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction

• Zahi Chahine, Project Manager of Disaster Risk Management Unit, Lebanon

• Loretta Hieber Girardet, Regional Director, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction for Asia and the Pacific

• Dr Ayesha Siddiqi, Lecturer in Human Geography, Department of Geography, Royal Holloway University of London

• Bina Desai, Head of Policy and Research, Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC)

• Chitra Nagarajan, Senior Advisor, Centre for Civilians in Conflict

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