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Call for Papers: SDGs and the urban

PRUV Project Member, University of Groningen, is planning a workshop in October 2018 relating to the SDGs and urban issues, in particular from a legal perspective.  The call for papers can be found below.  Please feel free to share it among potentially interested colleagues. International Law for the Sustainable Development Goals workshop - call for papers

By | 2018-07-24T09:52:13+00:00 July 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

PRUV Project Coordinator participates in OCHA’s Global Humanitarian Policy Forum

Dr Pat Gibbons (Centre for Humanitarian Action, University College Dublin) participated in OCHA’s sixth annual Global Humanitarian Policy Forum on 13 December 2017 in New York.  The theme of this year’s Policy Forum was “Reaching for the future: Humanitarianism in 2030.”  It explored the following overarching question: What is the scale and depth of change required [...]

By | 2017-12-21T13:31:35+00:00 December 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Update from the field: Social cartography and protection in Soacha, Colombia

WP2: Protection of Crisis-Affected Communities & Participatory Action Research As part of Work package 2 of the PRUV project - which is designed to address the theoretical and practical gaps in the protection of crisis-affected communities and vulnerable groups in urban settings - the team in Soacha, Colombia has chosen to conduct qualitative analysis through participatory action [...]

By | 2017-11-30T13:31:28+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

PRUV project holds Mid-Term Review Meeting

PRUV project participants and reviewers at the project's Mid-term Review Meeting On 24 November 2017 PRUV project participants engaged in the project's mid-term review meeting at University College Dublin.   Reviewers from the project's grant agency, the European Commission's Research Executive Agency, as well as expert reviewers interested in the research and innovation within [...]

By | 2017-11-30T12:57:43+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Desire Mpanje (University College Dublin) completes course on the surveillance of non-communicable diseases at Gadjah Mada University

    Desire Mpanje (Centre for Humanitarian Action, University College Dublin) completed a course on the surveillance of non-communicable diseases at Gadjah Mada University in August 2017.  The course's quantitative research methods training will be of benefit to phase 1 of the PRUV project, a baseline survey in each of the three cities selected within the [...]

By | 2017-10-09T22:33:57+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Joint Jesuit Refugee Service-University of Deusto Dissemination Event

In May 2017 Fr Mauricio Moreno (Co-ordinator, Jesuit Refugee Service in Soacha) and Pablo Cortés Ferrández (University of Deusto) briefed students of Pontificia Universidad Javeriana on the history of and key issues relating to Altos de la Florida, an informal settlement in Soacha, Colombia. The students were engaged in a social immersion project in Altos [...]

By | 2017-10-09T22:16:26+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Training in Digital Data Collection at Jesuit Refugee Service (Latin America and the Caribbean)

On 9 October 2017 Dr Ronan McDermott (University College Dublin) provided training to Jesuit Refugee Service staff in Bogotá in the use of KoboToolbox and KoboCollect for digital data collection.  The training covered the creation of a survey form, the use of the form using an Android device as well as data management [...]

By | 2017-10-09T17:27:24+00:00 October 9th, 2017|News|0 Comments

New PRUV Publication: International Law applicable to Urban Conflict and Disaster

Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal has recently published an article written as part of PRUV work package 3 concerning legal frameworks and urban resilience.  Authored by Ronan McDermott, Charlotte Luelf, Laura Hofmann and Pat Gibbons, the article provides an overview of the international legal framework governing urban crises arising from conflict, natural and technological disasters.  [...]

By | 2017-10-06T22:27:54+00:00 October 6th, 2017|News|0 Comments

PRUV at University of Leeds Conference: “Law and the City: Shaping Resilience in Urban Crises”

Professor Hans-Joachim Heintze and Charlotte Lülf (Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV), Ruhr University Bochum) recently co-organised the panel “Law and the City: Shaping Resilience in Urban Crises“ with Dr. Danielle Chevalier from the University of Amsterdam at the RC21 Urban Researchers Network Conference “Rethinking Global Urban Justice” at the University of Leeds. The IFHV’s Laura [...]

By | 2017-10-06T16:29:56+00:00 October 6th, 2017|News|0 Comments