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International Development Sector Insight Event: Disaster Risk Reduction Workshop, 22 Mar

22 March 2023, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

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Book your place for this International Development Sector Insight Event to learn about how to work in Disaster Risk Reduction.

Event Information

Open to

UCL students




Nikki Baxter

Interested in pursuing a career within International Development? Do you have what it takes to work in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)?

Book your place on this practical and interactive workshop run by UCL alumnus Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) specialist Mayleen Cabral (Partnerships Officer at United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction) where you'll get first-hand experience of working within the DRR space. You'll be exposed to a real-life disaster scenario and work through a case study strategic planning exercise in teams, not only equipping you with the skills relevant to the field but also giving you an exclusive insight into the typical day of a Disaster Risk Reduction professional.  

The workshop will cover:

  • Introduction to: Mayleen's career and education background 
  • Overview of DRR field
  • Group case study exercise: 
    • Introduction to scenario 
    • Scenario Analysis 
    • Project Design
    • Conclusions & Wrap-Up

Please note, this session will not be recorded due to the interactive nature of the workshop. To take part in the workshop, students must be signed onto the session by 6.30 pm at the latest - anybody trying to access the workshop anytime after 6.30 pm will not be admitted in order to minimise disruption to the group exercise. 

What will I get out of this workshop?

  • Gain first-hand experience within the strategic planning side of the DRR management cycle
  • Learn about and develop the specific skills required to work and succeed within International Development and more specifically, within DRR
  • Discover the day-to-day realities and career options available within the DRR Field
  • Gain commercial awareness of the International Development sector 
  • Recent developments and how this has impacted the sector since the pandemic.