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23 May 2015



On March 18th, due to circumstances outside the control of the ICPEM, this website was taken offline, and the www.icpem.net address became unavailable.
We created a new set of web pages at www.theicpem.net as an interim measure to ensure that we could maintain our public presence and contact with our members.

04/04/15 UPDATE - @icpem.net email addresses are no longer active due to the ongoing issues which we are still working hard to resolve. Please use the links shown under the 'Contacts' tab, which use an alternative system

27/3/15 UPDATE - www.icpem.net was reinstated, however, we will maintain the interim site at wwwtheicpem.net until this original site's availability is certain.
We apologise for any inconvenience that these issues may have caused, but they were entirely beyond the control of the institute.


Notice of the Annual General Meeting of The Institute of Civil Protection and Disaster Management; Registered Charity No. 1127226.

The full notice can be downloaded here

Notice is hereby given that the seventh Annual General Meeting of ICPEM will take place at
Lancaster Hall Hotel, 35 Craven Terrace, London, W2 3EL on Wednesday 3rd June  2015 at 11.00 a.m. (please click on the hotel link for directions)

The AGM will be followed with an afternoon symposium  with lunch available in between.

The AGM will be free to attend, but a charge of £10 is set for ICPEM members for the lunch and symposium to cover the cost of catering and facilities. A cost of £25 is set for non-members wishing to attend the Symposium and includes lunch.

Please confirm your attendance at the AGM and / or Symposium and arrange payment (as appropriate) by contacting Malcolm Parker, Registrar and Membership Secretary at
Malcolm.parker@icpem.net by the 25th May

UCL IRDR Third Academic Summit


UCL IRDR Third Academic Summit, 24th June 2015

Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience: Strengthening the Links between Academics and Practitioners, Co-sponsored by UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction and the Institute of Civil Protection and Emergency Management

Wednesday 24th June 2015, 09:30 - 17:30

Venue: Gustave Tuck Theatre, Second Floor, South Wing, University College London, Gower Street London WC1E 6BT (entrance at UCL South Junction)

Prof David Alexander

The Third Annual Academic Summit will take place at University College London on 24th June 2015 under the auspices of the Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (UCL-IRDR). The theme of this year's symposium will be "Disaster risk reduction and resilience: strengthening the links between academics and practitioners". Discussion topics will include:

  • Making academic research more useful to practitioners
  • Improving communication between academics and practitioners
  • Training, teaching and exercising challenges
  • Bridging the gaps with integrated research

At this event, the academic network discussed in previous summits will be inaugurated and illustrated in a short demonstration.

The summit, which is co-sponsored by the Institute for Civil Protection and Emergency Management (ICPEM), is an opportunity for academics and practitioners to get together and share information, knowledge and expertise. Its main purpose is to debate the most important issues that academics face as they collaborate in order to make disaster risk reduction and resilience a thriving discipline that serves the needs of users and society.

The Academic Summit flier including programme can be downloaded here (pdf)

The UCL IRDR Fifth Annual Conference will take place the following day (Thurs 25th June). Academics, practitioners, and members of the public with an interest in disaster risk reduction are all welcome to attend.

More details and registration link here.

The Academic Summit is free to attend, but participants are asked to register so that the size of the audience can be estimated.

Supported by the ICPEM - Critical Infrastructure Protection & Resilience Asia - 2015




The conference programme delivers a leading line up of international experts to discuss securing ASEAN's critical infrastructure

- Do you understand the emerging and future threats your infrastructure faces from both physical and cyber security perspectives?
- Are you and your systems prepared for the on-coming threat and attack
- How could ASEAN standardisation assist the industry in enhancing security solutions?
- What are the key enablers to making operator and agency cooperation work and how can improvements be made in the current practices for more efficient delivery?

CIPRAsia 2015 PSG FCCo-Hosted by the Department for Disaster Prevention & Mitigation, Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Information & Communication Technology, and supported by the Ministry of Transport, Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau, Security Partners Forum, Critical Infrastructure Protection & Resilience Asia delivers a top quality conference programme and provides excellent opportunities to meet and network with leading critical national infrastructure stakeholders.


Register Now for Early Bird Savings Register online at   www.cip-asia.com  before 24th May 2015 and save up to 20% on Conference Delegate Fees.

We are delighted the Preliminary Conference Programme for the inaugural Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience Asia includes a leading line up of speakers, addressing key topics of discussion in protection, security and cyber security of national infrastructure and critical information and data.

Download the Preliminary Conference Programme (pdf) at http://cip-asia.com/PSG

Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience Asia
Avani Atrium Bangkok, Thailand
24th-25th June 2015.

• High level conference with leading industry speakers and professionals
• Learn from experiences and challenges from the infrastructure and security companies, agencies and commercial organisations
• Gain insight into national and regional policy and security developments in relation to CIP
• Constructive debate, educational opportunities and cooperation advocacy
• Share ideas and facilitate in valuable inter-departmental, government and agency cooperation

Visit www.cip-asia.com for further details.

AJEM - Australian Journal of Emergency Management

(Click on the image to download the lastest version)

Australian Journal of Emergency Management - Volume 30, No.1

This issue includes a foreword by Chris Moraitis PSM, the recently appointed Secretary of the Attorney-General's Department and Chair of the Australia-New Zealand Emergency Management Committee. He discusses the department's upcoming review of the National Strategy for Disaster Resilience.

There are articles on social media and the role it plays in emergency management, an assessment of community disaster resilience for small, high-risk communities on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, and how aged people can be better informed and prepared for disasters.

The issue also includes a mix of academic research and practitioner papers covering:


  • Australia's contributions to the next cycle of Hyogo Framework for Action
  • social architecture considerations in assessing social media for emergency information applications
  • what older people's life experiences tell us about emergency preparedness
  • the future of social media use during emergencies in Australia
  • a reflection on the use of archaeologists at disaster scenes
  • search and rescue in Australia
  • 2014 Resilient Australia Awards
ICDO affiliation

The ICPEM is an Affiliate of the International Civil Defence Organisation


Institute journal and newsletter

DOWNLOAD OPTION - The lastest edition of Communiqué, the institute's bi-annual newsletter
can be downloaded by clicking on the cover page above (4.5 Mb pdf)

The lastest edition of Alert, the institute's bi-annual journal can be
downloaded by clicking on the cover above (5 Mb pdf)



Article - Cognitive Warfare

The Islamic State (IS) group is making huge gains in the battle for hearts and minds.


Lina Kolesnikova, ICPEM Fellow and International Representative, analyses their methods and calls for renewed efforts to counter their message


Her article, 'This is cognitive warfare', is availablefor download here


ICPEM Member publications (authoring or editing)
ICPEM Annual Award of Excellence

The ICPEM annual Award of Excellence was established in order to recognise significant contributions in the field of emergency management.

At the Institute's Conference on 3rd April 2014 the Annual Award of Excellence was awarded to Sarah Alcock.

Sarah Alcock was nominated for the ICPEM Award of Excellence in recognition of her long-term commitment and contribution to resilience, her breadth of activity in the field and, in particular, her management and development of NORMIT, a unique and respected partnership of Business and Public Sector organisations developing Emergency Management and Business Continuity in Norfolk.

Click on the logo above for more information 

ICPEM 2012-2016 Strategic Plan

All members are encouraged to read the Institute's Strategic Plan 2012-2016.

Strategic planning is the institute's process of defining its strategy, or direction, and making decisions on allocating its resources to pursue this strategy. 

In order to determine where we are going, the institute needs to know exactly where it stands, then determine where it wants to go and how it will get there. The resulting document is The Strategic Plan.

If you would like to contribute towards the achievement of any of the Strategic Objectives identified in Annex A and become part of the team appointed to achieve a particular objective, please either contact the Team Leader directly, or Tony Moore at tony.moore@icpem.net who will put you in touch with the Team Leader.

Members can download the Strategic Plan by logging in.

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