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The Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships have been awarded to the University of Leicester!

The Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships have been awarded to the University by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK (CSC). The scholarships are to pursue the MSc in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management (RCDM) by Distance Learning at the Civil Safety and Security Unit. Dr Nibedita Ray-Bennett, a member of our team as well as a Lecturer in Risk Management at School of Management, the University of Leicester won the scholarships for the University.

Applicants are required to submit an application to the CSC by 23:59 British Summer Time (BST) on the 3rd May 2016.

For more information on the scholarships and the MSc course, please visit the university website.

One of our team members is leading new international project on reducing unsafe abortion death rates

One of our team members, Dr Nibedita S Ray-Bennett, has just started an international collaborative project on reducing unsafe abortion death rates in Bangladesh and Pakistan. The project which is supported by the International Planned Parenthood Federation’s (IPPF) Innovation Programme will explore the opportunities and challenges around reproductive health during disasters and emergencies in the both disaster prone countries. Dr Nibedita S Ray-Bennett and her team will look into the sexual and reproductive health issues in disaster-prone areas during times of humanitarian crisis.

More details of the project can be accessed from here.


Vacancy for a Research Assistant, University of Leicester

Civil Safety and Security, School of Management, University of Leicester is seeking for a Research Assistant.

The appointed person will work on the research project ‘Exploring Challenges and Opportunities for Reproductive Health in Disasters in Bangladesh and Pakistan’ funded by the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF). For details, please see the PDF file.


3 days to go to the workshop!

We are encouraging participants to register until the 15th, however on-site registration is also available.

Now, PDF version of the abstract book is available. The printed version will be distributed at the workshop venue on the day.

And for those who are interested in the workshop but not able to participate in it, we are planning to broadcast the workshop through U stream. The details will be uploaded shortly.

We look forward to meeting you on the 17th!