Risky Monday: Challenges of international Humanitarian Aid

We thank Mr. Altheim very much for this interesting insights.

For further information please contact Neysa Setiadi (neysa.setiadi(at)th-koeln.de)”


Video on lessons of disaster recovery and resilience in the context of the Indian Ocean Tsunami 2004


This video sums up discussions of the DAAD Alumni seminar „11 years after the Indian Ocean Tsunami 2004 – Lessons of Disaster Recovery, Rehabilitation & Resilence“ conducted by TH Köln University of Applied Sciences, United Nations University (UNU) – Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) and the Social Policy Analysis and Research Centre (SPARC) of the Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo on the topics of disaster recovery, rehabilitation, resilience and their effective and sustainable implementation in practice.

Please note that the video is very short and lacks quite a number of specifics such as deaths also in Africa and more background on vulnerability and resilience. However, the main message we want to convey is the discussion of the effectiveness and sustainability of short and long term aid and recovery measures implemented in context of the Indian Ocean Tsunami 2004.

Special thanks to all participants of the DAAD Alumni Seminar who shared their experience and expertise as well as to the video’s motiondesigner Johannes Stahl (http://stahldsgn.de/).

New Sessions of “Risky Monday”

We welcome you to new sessions of the Risky Monday, the  lecture series on interdisciplinary risk and crisis management where we invite experts from different scientific and practical fields to share their experience and discuss respective challenges and opportunities.

The Risky Monday takes place on a regulary basis from 5.30 – 7.00 pm at the TH Köln University of Applied Sciences, campus Deutz, usually in room ZS8-8 (south wing, floor 8, room 8).



New Publication on Interdisciplinary Perspectives of Risk and Crisis Mangement

We are happy to inform you about our new publication “Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven des Risiko- und Krisenmanagements. Beiträge aus Wissenschaft und Praxis im Rahmen der Veranstaltungsreihe „Risky Monday“”in our publication series “Integrative Risk and Security Research”. This issue provides an overview of all sessions ouf our lecture series “Risky Monday” which took place until winter semester 2015/2screenshot-2017-02-20-13-30-15016, the professional background of the invited experts and cooperation opportunities regarding bachelor and master theses. Moreover, you can find discussion papers on emergency and crisis management in administration, psychosocial support and stakeholder-involvement in Disaster Risk Reduction.

You can download the issue here:


An overview of all issues of our publication series “Integrative Risk and Security Research” you can find here:



Risky Monday:

On Januar 23th 2017 Tobias Hahn from the Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK) introduced the Coordiantion Center NOAH on after care and support for German victing and their relatives who are affected abroad and respective task and challenges.



We thank him very much for this interesting presentation.

For further information please contact Celia Norf (celia.norf(at)th-koeln.de) and have a look at our events page.

Risky Monday: Water Shortage and Water Harvesting in Jordan

On January 16th 2017 Barbara Sophia Brilmayer Bakti, PhD student at Heidelberg University and  research associate at the Institute of Geography, University of Cologne, presented insights on a research project regarding water shortage and water harvesting in Jordan. Due to e.g. climate change the method of water harvesting attracts wide interest in regard to handling limited water resources in sensitive regions.


For further information and also the presentation slides please contact Celia Norf (celia.norf(at)th-koeln.de) and have a look at our events page.


We thank her very much for this very interesting presentation.

Risky Monday: World Humanitarian Summit 2016 & Core Humanitarian Standards

On December 12th 2016 Peter Goxharaj presented insights on the World Humanitarian Summit 2016 in Istanbul and  introduced the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS) that aims to improve the quality and effectiveness of humanitarian action.


Peter Goxharaj is Senior Programe Officer for Rapid Deployment Units and Foreign Operations of the Technical Emergency Service (THW) in Bonn. He is working full-time for the THW since 1992 and has taken part in more than 30 operations in more than 15 countries as head of mission and expert for capacity building.

This flyer, the presentation and the overview of all current sessions you can find here:




For further information and also the presentation slides please contact Celia Norf (celia.norf(at)th-koeln.de) and have a look at our events page.