Call for Speakers
Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum 2014
UN Women
Deadline: As soon as possible

UN Women is seeking speakers from Asia and the Pacific region to share lessons learned in gender-sensitive adaptation from at the Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum, which will be held October 1-3 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Speakers will present on October 1. Sponsorship for speakers to attend the conference is not available. For more information e-mail Cecilia Aipira or Masumi Watase.

Call for Participants
Website Usability Study
Natural Hazards Center
Deadline: September 30, 2014

The Natural Hazards Center is looking for volunteers to conduct usability testing on our website. Testing will take about 30 minutes and consist of completing a few short activities that will give us insight on how useful our website is for disseminating information. Volunteers can participate from any location that has a computer with a microphone, speakers/headphones, and a reasonably low level of ambient noise. Those interested will need to use a Google Plus account to access our testing platform. Participants who do not have Google Plus can use a generic account provided by the Center. Those interested in participating should e-mail Hazards Center librarian Ed Hill at the address linked above.

Call for Papers
Decentralized Disaster Governance in Urbanizing Asia
Asia Research Institute
Deadline: September 30, 2014

The Asia Research Institute is accepting papers for presentation at its Decentralized Disaster Governance in Urbanizing Asia Conference to be held March 5-6 in Singapore. Papers should examine the reflexive relationships between decentralization and disaster governance in urban Asia, including participatory forms of governance, social capital and environmental disasters, comparisons of decentralized governments and international cooperation, and other possible topics. For more information, visit the call for papers website.