Cafe Scientifique is a place where, for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology. We've been holding them in Bournemouth for ten years and are very pleased to have returned to in-person events as of June 2022.

Improving Disaster Management with Social Science

Professor Lee Miles and Martin Travers

Tuesday 4 April 2023

African countries are increasingly vulnerable to disasters of all kinds and must urgently enhance their abilities and capacities to deal with these hazards. Join us to learn how social science research could help improve disaster management in Africa using innovative Single Points of Failure approaches and partnerships with local stakeholders. We'll hear how African countries have embraced new technology and how disaster management can even take place over WhatsApp!

We will welcome two speakers; Lee Miles, Professor of Crisis and Disaster Management at Bournemouth University and Martin Travers, a highly experienced practitioner who has worked in Sierra Leone, to hear both academic and practical perspectives.

We hold these events at The Black Cherry, a fantastic new venue in Boscombe, Bournemouth. Events will start at 6:30pm, but we encourage you to arrive from 5:30pm to enjoy a drink and something to eat before the talk starts.

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