Inclusive and Integrated Multi-Hazard Risk Management and Engagement of Volunteers to INCREASE Societal Resilience in Times of Changing Climates

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The INCREASE joint project aims to strengthen societal resilience and contribute to disaster preparedness and strategic planning in Germany and Iran. To this end, gaps between theoretical knowledge, strategies, disaster management plans, capacities and actual practices in relation to multiple hazards are to be analysed and overcome.

The project focuses on an integrated analysis and assessment approach for hazards, risks, vulnerabilities and resilience and an integrated management approach for emergencies and disasters. Scenarios for pandemic situations, severe earthquakes and extreme meteorological events form the starting point for the assessment of risks, needs and capacities.

Within the overall project, the DKKV is leading a work package for knowledge transfer and mutual exchange and learning. As part of this work package, the DKKV is hosting workshops to facilitate exchange and sustainable knowledge transfer between partners. In addition, the DKKV has already facilitated three basic workshops on central terminologies, protection goals and scenarios. Furthermore, the DKKV is preparing a report on gaps and capacities of civil protection in Germany in the context of climate-related hazards, as well as a mapping of relevant actors in disaster risk management in Germany.

More information can be found on the website of the INCREASE joint project.

Project Period
February 2021 until January 2025

Funding Body
Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Project Management Agency
German Aerospace Center (DLR), DLR Projektträger

Project Partners Germany

KFS, FU Berlin • TH Köln • University of Bonn • THW • University of Würzburg • empirica ag • Leibniz Institute for Ecological Urban and Regional Development • KIT

Project Partners Iran

University of Social Welfare & Rehabilitation Sciences • International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology • Tehran University of Medical Sciences • Tehran Disaster Mitigation and Management Organization • Iranian Red Crescent Society • Tehran Fire Department • Tehran Urban Research and Planning Center • University of Tehran • Karaj City • Iran Grid Management Company

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