Tag Archives: DRMCCA

One year in Sweden

Last week we submitted our term papers and projects, which also means completion of the first year of the master’s programme. Permeated by a sense of accomplishment, I can’t believe we have reached half-way through our studies. I reminisce about adapting to life in Lund during my first days here, and now this beautiful medieval city feels like home. So … Continue reading

Student life Tagged | 1

Theory vs Reality

On lectures on Direction and Coordination or Preparedness and Planning, we listened attentively to UN professionals who were in Thailand just after the Boxing Day Tsunami in 2004. Those lectures were very emotional. Today, as a part of my thesis project, I conducted an interview with Edie Fassnidge, a women who witnessed the tsunami and draw a comic about her … Continue reading

Studies Tagged , , | 0

Comics: Battleground for the Thesis

Who said that games are over and master thesis is not a fun? My process of writing maters thesis is absolutely about fun, creativity, cooperation of people from different countries. Although it deals with disasters and complex issues like climate change. What is it about? Hm, it’s a combination of science, communication and literature. Since I have some years of … Continue reading

Studies/Uncategorized Tagged , , , | 0

Exploring the Faculty of Medicine

My dream came true 🙂 I study together with doctors and explore this amazing world of human-beings and our nature. Moreover, since the course is held in the Clinical Research Center in Malmö, I’m really happy to leave Lund at least for a month. How could it happen? I’ve applied for the course Sexual and Reproductive Health as an elective … Continue reading

Studies Tagged , , | 0

Aftershosk: gaming for learning

What I like most in my DRMCCA programme is a genius combination of theory and practical aspects. Courses coordinators not only invite professional working in the field for different organizations, like UNFPA, UNHCR or WFP, but apply interesting learning methods, like board games. For example, last week during a class on Humanitarian Logistics we played the Board Game AFTERSHOCK. AFTERSHOCK is … Continue reading

Student life/Studies Tagged , , , , | 0

International DRR Day!

Today is International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction! Best wishes to all “Masters of Disasters” :-)) (c) UNISDR  Tatiana

Uncategorized Tagged , , | 0

Internship: final countdown

Two weeks more, and my internship in Turkey is over. Trying to enjoy sunny days as much as possible before long Scandinavian grey winter… Tatiana

Student life/Studies Tagged , , , , | 0

Capacity Development Déjà Vu

I’ve just transcribed the first interview taken with a UNDP DRR-specialist from Armenia as a part of my internship. I’ve experienced a sort of ‘déjà vu’ since some information he highlighted was very much related to my individual assignment handed in by the end of Capacity Development course. His input would have been been extremely valuable a year ago… Tatiana

Studies Tagged , | 0

Floating in Water

Johan Visser has already made a post about the same event, but I’d also like to share some reflections concerning 2016 World Water Week (WWW) that took place in Stockholm last week. The participation in the event appeared to be a very interesting and remarkable experience for me from different perspectives. First, being a Master’s student in Disaster Risk Management and Climate … Continue reading

Student life/Studies Tagged , , , , , | 0

Have a rest, have it in Sweden

After three months in Turkey, the country fuuull of uncertainties, I was  more than happy – even just for a week – to be back to rainy, foggy, expensive and polite Sweden. It was cold, sometimes the weather was nasty, but I felt comfortable and cozy, or ‘mysigt’ as they say in Swedish.   It was nice to meet old friends … Continue reading

Student life/Swedish culture and traditions/The city of Lund Tagged | 0