University of Antananarivo - Antananarivo, Madagascar
The University of Antananarivo is the base of the Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches Economiques pour le développement /Centre for Economic Studies and Research for Development (CERED), located within the faculty of Law, economics, management and Sociology. It is a center of multidisciplinary research at the university where research is viewed as essential and effective for supporting development initiatives in the country. A key Focus in CERED’s education and research activities are focused on identifying and addressing disaster risk issues which affect Madagascar. This is the first academic research center working specifically on the social, economic and financial aspects of the Disaster Risk Reduction and Disaster Risk Management in Madagascar.
The CERED programme focuses on the study severe weather events such as tropical cyclones, floods and droughts and how they impact on the country’s economy. A central aim of the programme is to strengthen the understanding of hazardous events and their impacts, so as to equip stakeholders (decision-makers, disaster managers, those impacted, etc.,) especially those at the local/ground level with the practical knowledge and tools to better identify, prevent, manage and mitigate severe weather risks and other potential risks caused by natural hazards.
CERED’s mission focuses on accomplishing the following:
The Unit has undertaken consultancies for the Disaster Preparedness European Commissions Humanitarian Aid Department (DIPECHO) project for Malawi, Mozambique, Comoros and Madagascar, measuring community resilience and has been included in the steering committee for the national Risk Atlas and the Agricultural Conservation Project.
The University of Antananarivo offers a Master degree through its Multidisciplinary Department in Disaster and Risk Management (Département Multidisciplinaire en Gestion des Risques et des Catastrophes) which offers openings for recruitment every two years.