Science & Technology for DRR: Forensic Investigations of Disasters (FORIN)

Learning Labs 2


Organized by:
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

 14:00-15:00 GMT-5
 2 November 2021
 Learning Labs 2

This facilitated Learning Lab on the FORIN methodology for tracing root causes of disasters will seek to expose participants to multi-state applications. The learning objectives are to:

  • Present the FORIN methodology and its application potential for various purposes and processes that seek to explain the causality of disasters that have occurred.
  • Show the four approaches that FORIN resorts to and the cases in which they can be used.
  • Identify a list of potential new cases for the application of the methodology in the Americas.



Alonso Brenes
Costa Rican geographer, Coordinator of the Social Studies Network for Disaster Prevention in Latin America and the Caribbean (LA RED)

Allan Lavell
British geographer, Co-author of FORIN,  Coordinator, Social Studies, Risks and Disasters Programme, General Secretariat, Latin American Faculty of Social Science Faculty (FLACSO), Costa Rica


Michael Taylor
Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology, University of the West Indies, Jamaica

Irasema Alcantara
Mexican geographer, Co-author of FORIN, Professor at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)

Zelmira May
Uruguayan agronomist, Responsible for Disaster Risk Management, UNESCO, Montevideo



Session information


Session type: Panel

Who can attend: Registered participants


English, Spanish, French


 International sign language

 Closed captions

 Accessible room

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