The MICRODIS Project


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The MICRODIS Project

  1. 1. Information given in this presentation reflects the authors' views only. The Community is not liable for any use that may be made of the information contained therein. The MICRODIS Project Laura Irvine MICRODIS Technical Officer Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters, Universite catholique de Louvain IDRC Davos, Switzerland May 31, 2010
  2. 2. <ul><li>Integrated research project focused on the micro level of dis asters. </li></ul><ul><li>Health, Social and Economic impacts are key thematic areas in understanding extreme events and their relation to human populations. </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated Assessments: looking at each theme and the interplay between and within the different themes </li></ul>Social Impacts Health Impacts Economic Impacts Integrated Impacts
  3. 3. <ul><li>In both Asia and Europe, three types of extreme events account for nearly 75% of the occurrence of all extreme events </li></ul><ul><li> Floods </li></ul><ul><li> Earthquakes </li></ul><ul><li> Windstorms </li></ul><ul><li>These three types of events are the focus in MICRODIS </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>To strengthen preparedness, mitigation and prevention strategies in order to reduce the health, social and economic impacts of extreme events on communities </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Improve human resources and coping capacity in Asia and Europe through training and knowledge sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Develop and integrate knowledge, concepts, methods, tools and databases towards a common global approach </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthen the scientific and empirical foundation of the relationship between extreme events and their health, social and economic impacts </li></ul>
  6. 6. Partner Name Partner Country Université catholique de Louvain Belgium University of Greenwich United Kingdom Northumbria University United Kingdom Tyoeterveyslaitos Finnish Institute of Occupational Health Finland Jadavpur University India University of Delhi India Hanoi School of Public Health Vietnam University of Indonesia Indonesia Xavier University Philippines United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs U.S.A EVAPLAN Germany Sweco Groner Norway Voluntary Health Association India India Citizens' Disaster Response Center Philippines Healthnet TPO Netherlands Ferurbat SARL France University Hospital Heidelberg Germany Hue College of Economics Vietnam University of Florence Italy
  7. 7. <ul><li>Year One </li></ul><ul><li>Meetings, literature reviews, planning, conceptual models </li></ul><ul><li>Year Two </li></ul><ul><li>Site selection, questionnaire development, meeting with local stakeholders, adaptation of questionnaires, start of fieldwork </li></ul><ul><li>Year Three </li></ul><ul><li>Field work, data cleaning and standardized coding, preliminary analysis, survey reports, training and awareness activities </li></ul><ul><li>Year Four (Current period – ‘pre-integration’) </li></ul><ul><li>- Focused annex studies, advanced data analysis, integrated and cross-site data analysis, scientific paper writing, training and awareness, policy briefs, dissemination </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>General Field Work Outline </li></ul><ul><li>Study Design (sample calculation – PPS, research questions, protocols, contact with local/national stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptations of protocol to context, culture, language by country PIs and experts </li></ul><ul><li>Training of enumerators </li></ul><ul><li>Pilot study and further adaptations </li></ul><ul><li>Data collection: questionnaires, FGDs, KIIs anthropometric measurements </li></ul><ul><li>Quality checks, data cleaning, validation, re-coding to standard codebook, preliminary analysis, etc. </li></ul>
  9. 9. MICRODIS is an Integrated Project funded under the EU Sixth Framework Programme - Thematic Priority 6.3 Global Change and Ecosystems (Contract number GOCE-CT-2007- 036877)