TRI’s Crisis team participate in the 7th IRDR Conference
Su Anson presented on the two-year ResiStand project, which is concerned with increasing disaster resilience through standardisation. During the two-minute summary presentation of the ResiStand poster, an overview of the EU Security Standardisation Landscape was provided. This outlined how there are very few standards that are developed and how there is an inadequate participation of stakeholders. ResiStand’s stakeholder based approach designed to help address these challenges was introduced, focusing on the project’s end-user community. The end-user community consists of organisations using standards in their work (first responders, law enforcement agencies, non-governmental organisations). The poster summary and poster itself focused on the research (online questionnaire, desk-based research, and workshops) undertaken with end-users to identify their standardisation needs and requirements, and their perspective on the drivers, benefits, and challenges of participating in standardisation activities. From this research over 200 standardisation needs were identified, focusing predominantly on the preparedness and response phases of the disaster management cycle. The poster presented is illustrated below. The next step for the ResiStand project is a workshop on standardisation potential that is taking place in Brussels on 11th September 2017. For further information and to register, please click here.
ResiStand and PREP1 are two of multiple projects that the Crisis team are currently working on. For information on all of the current projects the Crisis team are working on, please click here.
By Su Anson and Maurice Said, 14 July 2017