Past projects

 

MICRODIS: Integrated Health Social and Economic Impacts of Extreme Events: Evidence, Methods and Tools

Funding European Commission – 6th Framework program
Duration
2007 to 2011
Summary

The overarching goal of the MICRODIS project was to strengthen prevention, mitigation and preparedness strategies in order to reduce the health, social and economic impacts of extreme events on affected communities.

MICRODIS' outputs included an evidence-base on impacts, field methodologies and tools for data compilation, impact models, and integrated vulnerability assessments. The project also strengthened standardised data collection on extreme events and their impacts at the local, regional and global level.

For more information, contact José Rodriguez.

 

MICROCON: A Micro Level Analysis of Violent Conflict

Funding European Commission – 6th Framework program
Duration
2007 to 2011
Summary

The main objective of the MICROCON project was to use a multidisciplinary approach to study the dynamics of conflict at a micro level. MICROCON included 28 different research projects in over 40 countries, spread over 8 main themes.

CRED's contribution - CRED coordinated one of the main themes - "Conflicts and violent impact on health" -, through which it analysed the impact of conflict on the health of affected populations.

For more information, contact José Rodriguez.

 

CE-DAT: The Human Impact of Complex Emergencies

Funding Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migrations (US Department of States), UK-Aid from the UK Government, and the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development
Duration
2003 to 2015
Summary

CRED's aim in developing CE-DAT was to create a global searchable database on complex humanitarian emergencies. This database serves as an essential source of nutritional, health and mortality data for rational decision-making in conflict situations. Through evidence-based trends analysis and epidemiological briefs, CE-DAT seeks to improve international policy on disaster response and prevention. 

For more information, contact Tefera Delbiso.

 

SNOWBALL - Lower the impact of aggravating factors in crisis situations thanks to adaptative foresight and decision-support tools

Funding European Union – 7th Framework program
Duration
2014 to 2017
Summary

The overall objective of the Snowball project is to increase preparedness, and enhance mitigation capacities related to amplifying hazards in large disasters. Snowball carries out analyses on cascading effects and develops methods to anticipate them. The consortium includes 11 expert partners from 8 European countries.

Within Snowball, CRED plays a major role in the identification and analysis of past crises with cascading effects, realized on the basis of its Emergency Events Database (EM-DAT). 

At a later stage, CRED will be deeply involved in the testing of the simulation tool in the context of real crises involving cascading effects.

For more information, contact Alizee Vanderveken

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