Applications Invited for International Seminar on FORIN (Mexico City, Mexico)

FORIN Mexico2014 Workshop_compr_logoFrom 24-25 February 2014, the Institute of Geography of the National Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico, will host an international seminar on Forensic Investigations of Disasters (FORIN). This seminar is the follow-up to the International Workshop on FORIN Associated with Landslides, which was held from 24 June to 5 July 2013. Click here for the report on this workshop [PDF 1.03MB].

The international seminar on FORIN is directed at young Latin American scientists and students from all disciplines related to the field of disaster risk reduction (DRR), where they will learn more about FORIN, a methodology proposed by the IRDR Programme in order to understand the complex and underlying causes of disasters.

The seminar will have two modalities:

  • Key-note conferences (open to the general scientific community; no registration required).
  • Round-table discussion (exclusive for young students and scientists from Latin America, upon application, acceptance and registration).

Some grants for travelling or accommodation will be offered to postgraduate students and young scientists from Latin America, with the exception of those studying or living in Mexico City.

The seminar is sponsored by the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the International Geographical Union (IGU). It is supported by the IRDR Programme, the ICSU Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (ICSU-ROLAC), the Mexican Academy of Sciences, the International Consortium on Landslides (ICL), and the Institute of Geography of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

  • Workshop organisers: Irasema Alcántara-Ayala (UNAM, IRDR-ICSU), Anthony Oliver-Smith (University of Florida, IRDR-ICSU).
  • Language: Spanish/English
  • Application forms can be downloaded from:
  • Deadline for submission of applications: Monday, 10 February 2014.

For more information contact or visit the above website.