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Welcome to the ANDROID website

Welcome to the website of the ANDROID disaster resilience network. ANDROID is an Erasmus academic network that aims to promote co-operation and innovation among European Higher Education to increase society’s resilience to disasters of human and natural origin.

The network’s teaching and research is concerned with what resilience is, what it means to society, and how societies might achieve greater resilience in the face of increasing threats from natural and human induced hazards. The network will create a European approach that will help us understand the attributes that enable physical, socio-cultural, politico-economic and natural systems to adapt, by resistance or changing, in order to reach and maintain an acceptable level of functioning. The network will also raise awareness and promote a common understanding among stakeholders of the importance of disaster resilience education and the essential role of European HEIs in improving society’s ability to increase disaster resilience.


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This website has been produced with the finanacial assistance of the European Union. The contents are the sole responsibility of the Network consortium and can under no circumstances be regarded as refelcting the position of the European Union

ANDROID presented at World Disaster Conference in Sendai

Professor Richard Haigh presented a "Roadmap for European disaster resilience network for education - ANDROID" at the Multi-Stakeholder Segment IGNITE Stage at the UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction held in Sendai Japan from 14 – 18 March 2015.

The IGNITE Stage is a special venue where WCDRR participants are allowed to present a disaster risk reduction topic, project or initiative. Its aim is to widen the array of topics that are discussed at the World Conference. Applications were judged by a jury based on their originality and relevance to current and future global DRR efforts.

The Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction took place in Sendai, Japan.  A total of 187 states were officially represented and more than 25 heads of state were present.  There were more than 6,500 delegates and a public forum attracted over 40,000 people.

Please see the link to the presentation made by Richard in Sendai: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8luHaFqXeu8


ANDROID Exchange - Volume 2, Issue 3


Volume 2, Issue 3 of the new ANDROID Exchange newsletter is now available to download from our publications section of this website. 

The ANDROID network began almost three years ago and as we conclude the first workplan, this issue reports on some of our key outputs and outcomes, while also highlighting the network’s presence at a major global event that will confirm adoption of the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction. Key outputs of the ANDROID network are being presented at the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, that will be held from 14 to 18 March 2015 in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. The issue describes some of the key events and activities where the ANDROID network will be represented. ANDROID’s presence at an event like this is vital to ensure that our work and findings are appropriately represented in major global policy developments including the post-2015 framework. The issue also includes an update on the publication of the ANDROID educational roadmap, the launch of the ANDROID open educational platform, and a major ANDROID symposium held in Latvia that provided a public dissemination and scientific forum, with its main aim to increase the awareness for researchers in the Baltic regions of enhancing resilience on a multidisciplinary perspective. As usual, the issue also includes updates from our key partners, the International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment and UNISDR.

Launch of disaster resilience education and research roadmap for Europe 2030

The ANDROID disaster resilience education and research roadmap for Europe 2030 has been launched. This roadmap represents an important output of the network, bringing together existing literature in the field, as well as the results of various analysis and study projects undertaken by project partners.

The roadmap sets out five key challenges and opportunities in moving from 2015 to 2030 towards addressing the challenges of the recently announced Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.

The roadmap can be downloaded using the links below:


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ANDROID Exchange - Volume 2, Issue 2

Volume 2, Issue 2 of the new ANDROID Exchange newsletter is now available to download from our publications section of this website. 

This issues begins with a review of the third annual conference of the ANDROID network, which was held at MediaCity in Salford, UK. Held alongside the 4th International Conference on Building Resilience, the event attracted over 350 delegates from academia, policy and practice. The issue highlights some of the key events that took place during the conference, including a steering committee meeting of the UNISDR Making Cities Resilient campaign, and the second ANDROID residential doctoral school. Many of the ANDROID workpackage teams presented findings during the conference and the issue also includes a brief update on each work, package and links to more detailed papers and reports. As usual, we have updates from two of our regular contributors to Exchange: the UNISDR Making Cities Resilient Campaign and the International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment. Both are important partners for the network and we encourage you to explore recent developments. There is also news on the launch of ‘Horizon 2020’, the EU flagship programme for Research and Technological Development. With an overall budget of EUR 80 billion (LKR 14,000 billion) over the period 2014-2020 the programme is one of the most significant in its kind. Finally, Prof. Marinko Oluić from GEOSAT Ltd, a key partner in the ANDROID network, provides an introduction to spatial information (including remote sensing) in disaster management, risk reduction and disaster resilience.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 April 2015 10:38

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