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International Day for Disaster Reduction

Today is the International Day for Disaster Reduction. Held annually on October 13th, this day aims to promote a culture of reducing disaster risks and raising awareness globally. On this day, we celebrate how communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters. The theme for the 2017 campaign is Home Safe Home: Reducing Exposure, Reducing Displacement. Best wishes … Continue reading

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Societal Resilience once again

During the past two weeks, I have been involved in the Societal Resilience course, assisting our professor in the seminar sessions for the new batch of students. It has been such a refreshing experience, bringing back good memories of when I had just started the programme, one year ago. The seminars are preceded by assigned readings, a lecture, and a … Continue reading

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World Humanitarian Day

19th of August marks the World Humanitarian Day. Since 2003, this day is commemorated annually to raise awareness on the safety and security of humanitarian aid workers as well as survival and well-being of people affected by crises everywhere in the world.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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International DRR Day!

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

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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

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