United Nations Disaster and Coordination Team

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Klaus Maurer

Director

Hamburg Fire Department

On April 1st, 2015 Klaus Maurer (Director of the Hamburg Fire Department) will give a lecture on the topic: "United Nations Disaster and Coordination Team." The lecture is open to the public. Space is limited, so please register ahead of time.

Abstract

After natural disasters such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and hurricanes there are not only dead and injured people. Often the infrastructure is damaged and the basic life support is not available. The task of the UNDAC team is to be part of the first foreign assistance in the crisis area to explore the requirements and to support local governments to coordinate the international assistance. Of these, the methodology, the requirements and logistic efforts Klaus Maurer will talk in his lecture on 04/01/2015.  

Biography

Maurer, Director of the Hamburg Fire Department, is one of about 170 worldwide active UNDAC members. In a crisis, within twelve to 24 hours, the team should be on site and get an overview of the situation. The core work is to identify the acute needs and to coordinate international relief teams and items, so that the population and the affected area will be supplied adequately. Klaus Maurer also speaks about aspects of disaster prevention and cooperation with governmental and non-governmental organizations.

More about Klaus Maurer

To register please send an email to: melanie.winkelmann(at)the-klu.org

The Lecture Series

The KLU Lecture Series is a forum for scientists and practitioners to talk and discuss on state-of-the art topics related loosely to logistics and entrepreneurship.