Our Work

Past Conferences

Applied Anthropology

National Hurricane Conference

NYC Climate Week

Adaptation Futures

IAEM

Applied Anthropology

Here as a guest presenter CEDR presented as part of a multi-disciplinary panel. CEDR shared their findings from their extensive literature review exploring barriers to equitable disaster recovery and demonstrated how those learnings have been incorporated into their work with equitable program design.

Hannah, C., Finan, T., Friedrich, H., Belury, L., Nwafor, J., Ferreira, R. J., & Davidson, T. (2023, March 30). HATS part II: Equity and Resilience in Disaster Risk Reduction (Risk & Disaster topical Interest Group) [conference panel session]. Applied Anthropology at a Crossroad: 83rd Annual Meeting Cincinnati 2023, Cincinnati Ohio.

National Hurricane Conference

Following the impact from Hurricane Ida in Southern Louisiana in 2021, the Walmart Foundation identified the need to assist underserved communities along the Gulf Coast to prepare for future disasters. The Walmart Foundation provided a three- million-dollar investment to support organizations in emphasizing equity in disasters and ensuring all populations in a community are prepared. In this session, the recipients of this investment shared how they are helping BIPOC communities along the Gulf Coast including information on the St. Bernard Project’s (SBP) Leader Practitioner Course, The Institute for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management’s (I-DIEM) BUILD (Bridging Resources for Underserved and Indigenous Populations in Landfall Disasters) program, Nature Based Solutions by The Nature Conservancy, and Tulane’s Consortium for Equitable Disaster Resilience (CEDR).

Nelson, B., May, R., Martin, M., Bendick, R., Ferreira, R. J., & Davidson, T. (2023, April 4). Nonprofit workshop: How Walmart is supporting disaster preparedness along the Gulf Coast [conference panel session]. National Hurricane Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.

NYC Climate Week

In this session CEDR provided an overview of their work and research findings around inequitable outcomes in recovery and held space for community-based organizations working in marginalized communities on the frontlines of climate change to share their resilience stories, projects, and learnings. This session brought a uniquely grounded perspective to this large conference of over 500 events, many of which were rather abstract in nature and lacked concrete tethers to communities and people. 

Ferreira, R. J., Davidson, T., Awbrey, M., Nuñez-Dune, C., Leahy, C., Manasevit, M., Parks, S., Sorapuru, C., Cosey-Brown, N., Speaks, C., Paul, L., Lehew, C., Djoleto, F. F., & Gehrki, J. (2023, September 14). Equitable Disaster Resilience on the Louisiana Gulf Coast [Conference session]. Climate Week NYC, New York City, NY

Adaptation Futures​

This knowledge-sharing open session explored applied approaches to understand and support decision-making for equitable adaptation action. This session drew on papers that examine how to unlock incentives for equitable adaptation action. The session aimed to draw in interdisciplinary perspectives from submitted papers that focus on incentive structure. Overall, the session provided an opportunity for attendees to gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities associated with incentivizing equitable adaptation to climate change. The session encouraged attendees to think critically about the contribution of different disciplinary perspectives to understanding and promoting equity in adaptation decision making and action.

Tanner, T., Rozario, S. T., Mirza, A., Ferreira, R. J., Davidson, T., Hidayani, R., Burton, D., Anugwa, I., Bahdur, A., Dupar, M., & Simpson, N. (2023, October 3). Incentivizing equitable adaptation: Interdisciplinary perspectives [conference panel session]. Adaptation Futures, Montreal, Canada.

IAEM

CEDR, with the Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy, tabled at a booth that held a unique space at the conference where we shared our literature review findings around inequitable outcomes in disaster recovery with emergency managers and leaders in this space.