PPU Talks Themes


The themes for PERIPERI U Talks, though to be focused on Disaster Risk, are to be broad and all-encompassing, to provide opportunity to explore a diversity of issues related to Disaster Risk from a plethora of perspectives. Below lists examples of fields and subfields that could be taught and discussed in the sessions.

  • Management/governance/policy
  • Climate change
  • Water
  • Hazard Analysis
  • Response and recovery
  • Preparedness
  • Risk drivers
  • Community outreach
  • Advocacy and media
  • Critical infrastructure
  • Critical infrastructure
  • Economics of risk
  • Disaster Risk Financing
  • Social impact
  • Gender relations
  • GIS and spatial applications
  • Information management
  • Teaching and learning
  • Frameworks and policies
  • Theory, concepts and paradigms

When presenting in their session, Talk Guests should keep in consideration that we will be addressing a diverse audience. While the subject and themes of some sessions may focus upon a particular location or regional issue, the Talk Guests should endeavor to make the information and lessons of the session relevant and applicable to an African as well as global audience.