28th Seminar Series “Ethnography and Behavioral Science in Disaster Management”

Banda Aceh – The Health Crisis and Pandemic Management Division of the Tsunami and Disaster Mitigation Research Center (TDMRC), Universitas Syiah Kuala, is organizing a seminar titled “Ethnography and Behavioral Science in Disaster Management.” This seminar is part of a series of events aimed at enhancing our understanding and capacity to address the challenges posed by disasters and health crises. The seminar specifically focuses on the role of ethnography and behavioral science in managing complex and multidimensional disasters and health crises.

The 28th Seminar Series held on August 1, 2023, at TDMRC centered around the theme “Ethnography and Behavioral Science in Disaster Management.” The event aimed to explore various research methods used in Disaster Management, with a special emphasis on Machine Learning and Ethnography as effective tools. Ethnography is highlighted as a valuable approach in disaster and post-disaster research, offering insights into human reactions and interactions during emergency situations. This method underscores the significance of comprehending social and cultural factors in disaster planning and mitigation.

The seminar provides an opportunity for academics, practitioners, and disaster observers to convene and engage in discussions surrounding crucial aspects of human behavior in emergency scenarios. Ethnography’s potential to uncover insights into community interactions and adaptations amid disasters is a key focus. The organizers aspire that participants will leave the seminar with fresh perspectives and valuable insights to enhance disaster management strategies, particularly those that incorporate social and cultural considerations.