INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE
INTERNATIONAL EMERGENCY MECHANISMS AND DISASTER RISK REDUCTION
15 SEPTEMBER 2022
STATIONARY & ONLINE
The main objective of the conference is to exchange good practices and experiences in the scope of international mechanisms for prevention and response on crisis situations and disasters as well as to initiate a discussion on improving disaster risk reduction.
COVID-19 pandemic, war in Ukraine and hybrid threats indicate a need to strengthen international cooperation to cope with crisis situations and disasters with global reach. Co-existing phenomena and cascading effects influence on particular countries and international organisations (UN, NATO, EU). Thus, close cooperation in disaster risk reduction is so important to be better prepared, to more effectively respond to hazards, to limit relevant consequences more comprehensively and efficiently and to recover societies affected in the direction of ‘build back better’.
The conference will be a platform of exchange for ideas, research results and solutions which connect theory and practice of disaster risk reduction in the field of emergency mechanisms. An ambition is to develop existing and to initiate new networks comprising decision makers, public administration, public services, armed forces, academia, non-governmental organisations and local disaster risk reduction leaders to be more flexible and prepared for XXI century safety and security challenges.
15th September 2022
- Option 1: The Main School of Fire Service, Slowackiego 52/54 Street, 01629 Warsaw, Poland (after registration)
- Option 2: Online via ClickMeeting (after registration)
- Option 3: Online via Youtube (open access, without registration)
- UN, NATO and EU mechanisms in disaster risk reduction. Organisational assumptions, good practices, case studies, risk management and perspectives for the future.
- Local initiatives for emergency support in disaster risk reduction. From lessons learned to effective disaster risk reduction.
- Social and economic issues of international emergency mechanisms in disaster risk reduction.
- International emergency mechanisms in disaster risk reduction in turbulent geopolitical environment of security.
- Data challenges and solutions for disaster risk management.
- New challenges for mechanisms in disaster risk reduction, including cascading effect.
- Science-Policy interface – improving data for disaster risk reduction.
- Cooperation with NGOs and private-public partnership.
|No.||Topic/program element||Time slot (CEST)||Duration||Responsible|
|1||Registration and morning coffee||08:15-09:00||45 min.||Organisational Board|
|2||Formal opening of the conference||09:00-09:10||10 min.||Mariusz Feltynowski, Rector-Commandant of The Main School of Fire Service (Poland)|
|Konrad Koprowski, Director of The Government Centre for Security (Poland)|
|3||Opening speech 1: Introduction to Current Challenges in Disaster Risk Reduction||09:10-09:20||10 min.||Mami Mizutori, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction (United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction)|
|4||Opening speech 2: The European Civil Protection Mechanism: preparing for future emergencies||09:20-09:30||10 min.||Marco Panigalli, Head of Unit, ECHO.A.2 (European Commission)|
|5||Opening speech 3: Overview of the Global Alliance of Disaster Research Institutes||09:30-09:40||10 min.||Hirokazu Tatano, Secretary-General of the Global Alliance of Disaster Research Institutes and Kyoto University (Japan)|
|6||Opening speech 4: United Nations in Coordination and Humanitarian Affairs||09:40-10:00||20 min.||Sebastian Rhodes Stampa, Chief Emergency Response Section (United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs)|
|7||Speech 1: Science-Policy Synergy in Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency Management: Multi-dimensional Challenges, Breakthroughs and Potential Creative Solution||10:00-10:20||20 min.|
|8||Speech 2: INSARAG – Standardisation and Professionalisation of International Emergency Support||10:20-10:40||20 min.||Mariusz Feltynowski, The Main School of Fire Service (Poland)|
|9||Speech 3: Lessons from the Recovery from the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake – Preparing Next Big One||10:40-11:00||20 min.||Norio Maki, Kyoto University (Japan)|
|10||Coffee break||11:00-11:20||20 min.||Organisational Board|
|11||Speech 4: Challenges, Solutions and Opportunities in Disaster Risk Reduction||11:20-11:40||20 min.||Beata Janowczyk, The Government Centre for Security (Poland)|
|12||Speech 5: Disaster Risk Reduction Activities in Donbas prior 24/02||11:40-12:00||20 min.||Edmunds Akitis, EA2 Ltd (Latvia)|
|13||Speech 6: Strengthening NATO’s Resilience as a National Responsibility||12:00-12:20||20 min.||Sławomir Łazarek, The Government Centre for Security (Poland)|
|14||Speech 7: Cross Border Cooperation in Europe, Information Sharing and Innovative Network as a Tool for Improvement – Case Analysis of France and Germany||12:20-12:40||20 min.||Léa Taillandier, French National Fire Officers Academy (France)|
|15||Speech 8: Implications of “FIT FOR 55” package for the Security of Critical Infrastructure and Society in the Context of the Energy Crisis – scientific report||12:40-13:00||20 min.||Marcin Olejnik, Chief Specialist in Ministry of Climate and Environment (private scientific research work)|
|16||Speech 9: Institutional Response to Terrorist Attacks – Challenges and Threats||13:00-13:20||20 min.||Jarosław Stelmach, The University of Public and Individual Safety „Apeiron” in Krakow (Poland)|
|17||Lunch break||13:20-14:10||50 min.||Organisational Board|
|18||Speech 10: What are the Methodological Challenges for Crisis Situations in Security Studies?||14:10-14:30||20 min.||Marcin Górnikiewicz, Military University of Technology (Poland)|
|19||Speech 11: An Integrative Network Graph Model for Predicting Survivability of the Built Environment in Wildfire Events||14:30-14:50||20 min.||Hussam Mahmoud, Colorado State University (USA)|
|20||Speech 12: The Counterterrorism Systemic Solutions in the Context of Places of Worship in Poland||14:50-15:10||20 min.||Monika E. Baylis, University of Leicester (Great Britain)|
|Wojciech Wróblewski, The Main School of Fire Service (Poland)|
|21||Coffee break||15:10-15:30||20 min.||Organisational Board|
|22||Speech 13: Shaping National Security by International Emergency Mechanisms and Disaster Risk Reduction. Overview of the Problem||15:30-15:50||20 min.||Pawel Gromek, The Main School of Fire Service (Poland)|
|23||Speech 14: Early Warning Systems: Approaches from Community to City Level in Ecuador||15:50-16:10||20 min.||Maria del Pilar Cornejo-Rodríguez, Pacific International Center for Disaster Risk Reduction (Ecuador)|
|24||Speech 15: Multi-Disciplinary Modeling of Communities to Improve Resilience to Natural Hazards||16:10-16:30||20 min.||John van de Lindt, Colorado State University (USA)|
|25||Discussion||16:30-17:20||50 min.||Scientific Board|
|26||Closing plenary session||17:20-17:30||10 min.||Scientific Board|
|27||Poster session (on the conference website)||15-30 September 2022||n/a||Organisational Board|
- The Main School of Fire Service (Poland)
- The Government Centre for Security (Poland)
- Global Alliance of Disaster Research Institutes (International)
- The Center for Risk-Based Community Resilience Planning Colorado State University (USA)
- Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University (Japan)
- School of Criminology, University of Leicester (Great Britain)
- State University of Life Safety in Lviv (Ukraine)
- Israel National Knowledge and Research Center for Emergency Readiness University of Haifa (Israel)
- Pacific International Center for Disaster Risk Reduction (Ecuador)
- University of Żilina (Slovak Republic)
- Faculty of Security, Logistics and Management, Military University of Technology (Poland)
- Faculty of Political Science and International Studies, University of Warsaw (Poland)
- Siedlce University of Natural Sciences and Humanities (Poland)
- Association of Fire Safety Engineers and Technicians, the Capital Branch (SITP)
- The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)
- The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA)
- Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland
- The Main Headquarters of the State Fire Service of the Republic of Poland
- Mami Mizutori, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
- Sebastian Rhodes Stampa, Chief Emergency Response Section, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
- Mateusz Morawiecki, Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland
- Brig. Gen. Adam Konieczny, PhD Eng., The Main Headquarters of the State Fire Service of the Republic of Poland
- Routledge (Tailor & Francis Group)
- Adam Marszałek Publishing Group
- Przegląd Pożarniczy (Firefighting Review)
- Prof. Jozef Ristvej, PhD Eng. EMBA
- Prof. John W. van de Lindt, PhD F. SEI, F. ASCE
- Prof. Jamie Kruz, PhD
- Prof. Deborah F. Shmueli
- Prof. Mirosław Minkina, DSc.
- Prof. Grzegorz Sobolewski, DSc.
- Prof. Norio Maki
- Maj. Pawel Gromek, DSc. Eng., SGSP professor – Chair of the Scientific Board
- Col. Szymon Mitkow, DSc., WAT professor
- Capt. Marcin Górnikiewicz, WAT professor
- Daniel Przastek, DSc.
- Wioletta Rogula-Kozlowska, DSc., SGSP professor
- Paweł Szmitkowski, DSc.
- Weronika Jakubczak, DSc., SGSP professor
- Marcin Smolarkiewicz, DSc., SGSP professor
- Mariusz Nepelski, DSc., SGSP professor
- Col. Dariusz Wróblewski, DSc. Eng.
- Brig. Gen. Mariusz Feltynowski, PhD Eng., SGSP professor
- Col. Konrad Korpowski
- Beata Janowczyk, MSc Eng.
- Col. Robert Piec, PhD Eng.
- Lt. Col. Izabella Grabowska-Lepczak, PhD
- Maj. Barbara Szykula-Piec, PhD
- Col. Tomasz Zweglinski, PhD, Eng.
- Sen. Cpt. Monika Wojakowska, PhD
- Lt. Rafal Wrobel, PhD Eng.
- Wojciech Wroblewski, PhD
- Yetta Gurtner, PhD
- Monika Baylis, PhD
- Jason Johnstone, PhD
- Maria del Pilar Cornejo de Grunauer, PhD
- Michal Ben-Gal, PhD
All Authors who would like to share research findings are strongly encouraged to participate in poster session. The participation is free of charge but requires registering to the conference. Posters will be published on the conference website, accessible there in the period of 15-22 September 2022 as well as collected and published in ‘Book of Posters’.
The poster template is available HERE. Posters should be sent to organisers via link firstname.lastname@example.org till 4 September 2022.
1. Dimiter Velev, Plamena Zlateva, Smart risk management for business
from adverse events and natural disasters
2. Adrian Bralewski, Conceptualization of research on systemic and supplementary factors
3. Grzegorz Bugaj, Operational activities of the fire units during the pandemic COVID-19
4. Radosław Fellner, Application of unmanned aircraft systems in rescue and fire protection. Towards empower disaster risk reduction
5. Marta Gebauer-Lewandowska, Forest fire protection in the content of the effectiveness of the systems introduced by the European Union
6. Klaudia Kurowska, Climate Catastrophe
7. Maciej Lewandowski, The use of rescue dogs in building operational readiness of USAR team
8. Atul Kumar, Mahua Mukherjee, Improving data for better understanding and assessment using Geosm-Nate tool: a perspective of urban air quality and green infrastructure
9. Natalia Piorun, Governance of municipal security in the light of strategic security objectives of the republic of Poland
10. Paweł Gromek, A. Szajewska, Silvanus platform for international emergency mechanisms and disaster risk reduction
11. Bartosz Szatkowski, Responding to fire-as-a-weapon events
12. Wojciech Szulc, The role of the military fire protection service in emergency mechanisms and disaster risk reduction
13. Stanisław Świerk, Analysis of dust explosiveness in food industry
14. Jan Tymiński, Challenges for emergency entities in terms of medical rescue
15. Deepthi Wickramasinghe, Kumar Abhinay, Vihanga Amarakon, Mahua Mukherjee, Wetland Ecosystem-based adaptation for Livelihood and community resilience in changing climate by the South Asia Region (SAR), for the SAR and of the SAR (WELCOME-SAR)
16. Monika Wojakowska, Local leadership by the power of national emergency mechanism
17. Aleksandra Woźniak, Coordination of humanitarian operations to help Ukraine
18. Wojciech Wróblewski, Cyber security paradigm as a factor in disaster risk reduction
19. M. Feltynowski, W. Jakubczak, UNDAC and Disaster Risk Reducton in Shaping Natonal Security
20. W. Jakubczak, Internatonal Emergency Mechanisms and Disaster Risk Reducton in Shaping Natonal Security. The Case of Latn America and Caribbean
*Speakers, poster authors and other attendees are welcome to publish results of their research ascribing to the conference scope and topics in post-conference monographs. The monographs will be published with support of the media patronage entities.
*The Scientific Board will be responsible for collecting publications and classifying them to particular publication forms.
*Template for monograph chapter is available to download from HERE. Chapters should be sent to organisers via link email@example.com till 30 September2022.
*Publication in post-conference monographs will be ‘free-of-charge’.
The Main Headquarters of the State Fire Service of the Republic of Poland
- Sen. Cpt. Monika Wojakowska, PhD – Chair of the Organisational Board
- Radosław Fellner, PhD
- Connie Hale, PhD
- Michal Titko, PhD Eng.
- Aleksandra Wozniak, MSc
- Dominik Duralski, MSc
- Tomasz Zamiela
- Mikołaj Stępień
- Karolina Stankiewicz
- Izabela Gwadera
- Michal Kosewski
- Bartlomiej Litwinek
- Mateusz Lizut
- Agnieszka Nowakowska
- Izabela Modzelewska
- Aleksander Bernat
- Kacper Żaczek
- General communication channel: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Organisational issues: Sen. Cpt. Monika Wojakowska, PhD, email@example.com
- Merit-related issues: Maj. Pawel Gromek, DSc. Eng., SGSP professor, firstname.lastname@example.org
On the 15th September the Main School of Fire Service (SGSP) was previlaged to host plenty of partners at an international scientific conference on international emergency mechanisms and disaster risk reduction. Conference took place both in a stationary way and online.
Conference was held under honorary patronage of The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) and Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland Mr. Mateusz Morawiecki.
Formally the venet was opened by our Rector-Commandant Brig. Gen. Mariusz Feltynowski, PhD Eng., SGSP profesor and Mrs. Beata Janowczyk from The Government Centre for Security. It was one of the biggest conference from SGSP’s side as a host.
For all participants it was a unique opportunity to exchange thoughts and discuss the best practices to prove that disaster risk reduction is built not only on frameworks and political decisions but also on direct operational response on disasters.
The main purpose of the conference was also to share experiences in the scope of international mechanisms for prevention and response on crisis situations and disasters as well as to iniciate a discussion on improving disaster risk reduction. Also to prepare ground for future discussions, built strategy and complex risk scenarios to predict snd prepare for the future disasters.
First opening speaches from partners side were dedicated to spokepersons from United Nations Offices on introduction to current challenges in risk reduction especially about the climate, weather impact, European Civil protection mechanism (UCPM). Later on started direct speaches from our guests from aboroad and from our Rector-Commandant about INSARAG. From SGSP’s side was also shown a short video about about our cadets training base.
During conference participants from wide range of countries (Poland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, Spain, France, Latvia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria, United States, Japan, Israel, Australia, Equador) debated during panels about topics such as: UN, NATO and EU mechanisms in disaster risk reduction, local initiatives for emergency support in disaster risk reduction, social and economic issues of international emergency mechanisms in disaster risk reduction, data challenges and solutions for disaster risk management, international emergency mechanisms in disaster risk reduction in turbulent geopolitical environment of security, institutional response to terrorist attacs and more.
It is important to mention that a cross-boarder cooperation in Europe is needed as well as innovative networking and strenghetning resilience accoring to NATO standards.
During presentations were mentioned a lot of case study analysis for example: earthquaue in Japan in 2011, DRR project experience in Eastern Ukraine, France and Germany, Ukraine (Donbas), Ecuador (early warining systems), climate and environment affect, cyberterrorism system solutions Poland.