Blog: Toward Participatory Knowledge Management in Nepal

Marije Visscher MSc. Culture, Organization & Management Organization Sciences marijevisscher7@gmail.com Last year, we were applied as Academy Assistants at the Network Institute (VU Amsterdam) to work on an interdisciplinary research project concerning aid accountability and knowledge- and information sharing in humanitarian and development settings, with a focus on Nepal. In 2015, Nepal was hit by two earthquakes that caused massive destruction throughout the country. Hundreds … Continue reading Blog: Toward Participatory Knowledge Management in Nepal

JCCM Call for Papers

The Smart Governance team has published a call for papers for the Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management titled “The citizen in disasters: Organizing for emergence?”. Call Summary To date it remains unclear how citizen-based disaster response can be more effectively mobilized by formal response authorities, or how these bottom-up efforts can generate sustainable relief solutions (Majchrzak et al., 2007). This special issue is aimed at exploring such … Continue reading JCCM Call for Papers

Cum laude voor proefschrift Jeroen Wolbers: ‘geen ramp na de ramp?’

Het eerste proefschrift van 2016 bij FSW is met een cum laude beloond. Op 7 januari verdedigde Jeroen Wolbers (Organisatiewetenschappen) zijn proefschrift naar de samenwerking tussen hulpdiensten bij een ramp. Strikte commandovoering en heldere taakverdelingen helpen een crisis beheersen. Toch blijkt uit Wolbers’ onderzoek ‘Drawing the line. Cross-boundary coordination processes in emergency management’ dat crisismanagers tijdens rampen zelf anders te werk te gaan. Zij blijken politie, brandweer … Continue reading Cum laude voor proefschrift Jeroen Wolbers: ‘geen ramp na de ramp?’

Smart Governance Seminar & PhD Defense Jeroen Wolbers

We cordially invite you to our Smart Governance seminar ‘Coordination and Boundaries in Crisis Management’ on Thursday January 7th, in the VU Main Building, room Agora 1. The seminar is organized by the Smart Disaster Governance research group based at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Three international experts, professor David Allen, professor Paul Carlile and professor John Lammers, will reflect on the workshop theme based on … Continue reading Smart Governance Seminar & PhD Defense Jeroen Wolbers

Nepal Disaster Research Mission

We have completed our first disaster response field mission to Nepal, which took place from June 21st until July 1st. Our aim was to study the coordination between humanitarian disaster response organisations and the local communities for our NWO Smart Governance research project. It is the first on-scene case study of disaster response operations for our VU University research team in this project. Three researchers of the VU, Kees Boersma, … Continue reading Nepal Disaster Research Mission