Forum on Natural Hazards and Disasters 2013

Collaboration – for better impact in society

Forum för naturkatastrofer 2013 - inbjudanCollaboration between scientists, business and practitioners in all levels of society is a necessity for us to be able to meet the challenges of natural disasters in an effective manner. Forum on Natural Hazards and Disasters (Forum för naturkatastrofer) is in itself an important collaborative activity within CNDS and in this years Forum "Collaboration - for better impact in society", also served as the overarching theme. 

Forum 2013 took place the 16th October at the Swedish National Defence College in Stockholm and gathered around 80 participants from academia, governmental agencies and business. The participants attended lectures, networked with each other and took part in group discussions. This years Forum was organized by CNDS in collaboration with the network Swedish national platform for disaster risk reduction, run by the National Agency for Civil Contingencies, MSB. Åke Svensson, the coordinator of the national platform also served as moderator during the day.

Presentations (in Swedish)

During the afternoon participants gathered in group discussions where they, under guidance of Forums arrangers, got the opportunity to develop their thoughts about what collaboration might mean connected to ones own role and organisation and how collaborative efforts can be developed and get even better.


Forum för Naturkatastrofer 2013 hölls i Sverigesalen på Försvarshögskolan

During the day researchers and practitioners gave lectures and presented their views on how the work with disaster risk reduction takes place today in Sweden as well as how we can work to contribute to better data as basis for decisions on future disaster risk reduction.

Forums utställningsyta

In between the lectures participants networked in Forums exhibition area where examples of the width and depth of research conducted in CNDS was displayed through the poster exhibition where Ph.D. students from CNDS research school presented their research.