From Risk to Resilience: Practice Made Perfect? Brunel Lecture, Belfast

10 January, 2017 | 17:30 - 20:00

ICE’s 11th Brunel International Lecture Series.
ICE’s 11th Brunel International Lecture Series.

About this event

The lecture will be delivered in four parts:

1. Common Frame of Reference covering issues such as semantics and terminology, a few formulas, basic principles of risk/crisis communication and a brief forecasting exercise.

2. Nine Universal Roadblocks (NUR) Model - universal problems for which we seemingly have failed to find acceptable solutions. The audience will be asked to prioritize these roadblocks.

3. Reality-fiction scenario - the audience will be immersed in a “what If…?” scenario and be given an opportunity to offer conclusions and recommendations.

4. Questions and Answers - the lecture will finish with a Q&A session, allowing the audience to discuss any of the points that have been raised.

Catering will be served from 5:30pm, with the lecture starting at 6pm.


Eelco H. Dykstra, MD, is Executive Chairman of Daily Impact Emergency Management (DIEM).

With thirty years of international emergency management experience in a wide variety of settings and a proven ability to effectively deal with European, US, African and Asian approaches to emergency management systems and their respective stakeholders, Eelco is an acclaimed presenter and motivator, particularly with interdisciplinary, cross-cultural and intersector audiences.

Compared to past lectureships, a somewhat different approach has been taken, which puts proactive and interdisciplinary cooperation in front of existing and new audiences, with the aim of establishing a legacy system that will remain active and relevant after the series ends in early 2018. In addition to the lecture, an optional seminar and workshop will be offered at selected locations.