Our Collaborations

In order to fulfill its mission effectively and comprehensively, CRSCAD cultivates and maintains alliances with local, national, and international agencies, government and academic institutions, non-governmental organizations, as well as with for-profit and not-for-profit bodies that are interested in the field of post-disaster reconstruction around the world, including the US. We collaborate on projects, training workshops, hosting conferences, research publications, etc.

CRSCAD’s partners and collaborators include colleagues in the following institutions and agencies:

  • United States Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • United States Department of State
  • United States Government’s Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction –SIGAR
  • Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs (OAPA), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Washington DC
  • United States Geological Survey, New England Water Science Center.
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance
  • USAID-Haiti’s Housing and Urban Development
  • United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR)
  • Afghan Women's Center for Excellence based in Irvine, CA, USA.
  • Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce
  • Women for Afghan Women, a human rights NGO focused on women' rights in Afghanistan
  • Counterpart International, Kabul, Afghanistan
  • Jack Brockhoff Child Health and Wellbeing Program at the University of Melbourne, Australia.
  • School of Psychology at the University of New South Wales, Australia.
  • Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning, School of Social Sciences, University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Department of Psychiatry at The University of Melbourne and Director of the Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health, Australia
  • Social networks laboratory (MelNet) at Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Department of Social Work, The University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Center for Transformative Innovation at Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
  • Victorian Department of Health and Human Services, Australia.
  • Cochrane Collaboration Public Health Group, Australia.
  • MOVE Project, Center for Geoinformatics Z-GIS, Austria
  • Center for Geoinformatics, University of Salzburg, Austria
  • School of Arts, Sciences and Humanities, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • School of Public Health, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Disaster and Emergency Management at York University in Toronto, Canada
  • Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Department of Applied Disaster and Emergency Studies at Brandon University, Canada
  • Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University, Toronto, Canada.
  • School of Administrative Studies at York University, Toronto, Canada
  • Disaster and Emergency Management at York University in Toronto, Canada
  • Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Ottawa, Canada
  • School of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Aging, Rehabilitation and Geriatric Care Research Program, Lawson Health Research Institute, Ontario, Canada
  • Department of Psychology and Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, University of Western Ontario, Canada
  • British Columbia Network for Aging Research, Canada
  • Brenda Strafford Center for Excellence in Gerontological Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Department of Psychiatry and Division of Neurology, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Sunnybrook Health Science, Toronto, Canada
  • University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  • Renmin University, Beijing, China
  • Faculty of Education, Southwest University, Chongqing, China
  • College of Economics and Management, Southwest University, Chongqing, China
  • Rongchang College, Southwest University, Chongqing, China
  • Colombian School of Engineering and Andes University, Colombia
  • Departments of Economics and Humanities, Jorge Tadeo Lozano University, Bogota, Colombia
  • Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies Network and Human Dignity University
  • JSPM’s Babasaheb Naik College of Engineering, Pusad, District Yavatmal, India
  • Department of Hospital Administration, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India
  • Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow, India.
  • Center for Disaster Mitigation and Management, Vellore Institute of Technology, India
  • University of Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia
  • University of As-Syafi'iyah in Jakarta, Indonesia
  • University of Salahaddin, Erbil, Iraq
  • Kurdistan Planners Association, Iraq
  • The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Kurdistan Regional Government - Iraq
  • Iraqi Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Baghdad, Iraq
  • Office of the Prime Minister of the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government in Erbil, Iraq
  • Iraqi Embassy in Washington DC
  • Ritsumeikan Research Center for Sustainability Science, Japan
  • Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, Japan

Others include:

  • Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU)
  • Centro de Investigacion Vulnerabilidades y Desastres Socionaturales (CIVDES)
  • University of Guyana, Georgetown, Guyana
  • Office of the Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative United Kingdom Mission to the United Nations, New York
  • Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
  • School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation, Roger Williams University, Bristol, Rhode Island
  • International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
  • American Red Cross, Boston
  • Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design
  • Harvard University’s School of Public Health
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Leibniz University Hannover in partnership with The World Bank and Haiti’s Départment de la Protection Civile
  • State of Massachusetts Animal Response Team (SMART)
  • International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
  • Disaster Animal Response Team (DART)
  • Her Majesty’s Consul General, British Consulate General in New England, USA
  • Boston Society of Architects/American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • Affordable Housing Institute, Boston
  • University of New Mexico School of Medicine
  • University of New Mexico Center for Disaster Medicine
  • Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria
  • Department of Architecture, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria.
  • Graduate Program in Community Planning at Auburn University
  • Department of Business Administration, I-Shou University, Taiwan
  • Massachusetts Archives, Commonwealth Museum and State Records Center
  • City of Boston
  • College of Engineering and Architecture, Howard University, Washington DC
  • Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Boston College
  • Northeast States Emergency Consortium (NESEC)
  • Department of Architecture at the University of Hartford in West Hartford, CT
  • Department of Architecture, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
  • Center for Gender and Social Policy Studies, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
  • Department of Civil Engineering at Merrimack College, North Andover, MA.
  • Steffian Bradley Architects, Boston
  • Haitian Relief Organization
  • Massachusetts Maritime Academy in Bourne, MA
  • Department of Applied Disaster and Emergency Studies (ADES) Brandon University
  • Office of Public Health Preparedness at the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC)
  • Research Centre for Architecture, Urban Planning and Design (CIAUD) of the Faculty of Architecture of the Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Washington Adventist University, USA
  • Center for African Entrepreneurship Research & Training, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria
  • Department of City and Regional Planning, California Polytechnic State University
  • Department of Urban Design and Planning, Faculty of Architecture and Fine Art, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway.
  • Design/Build Program, Drury University, United Kingdom
  • School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Southern New England National Weather Service Forecast Office in Taunton, MA.
  • School of Administrative Studies at York University, Toronto, Canada
  • University of Jos, Nigeria
  • Department of Civil Engineering at the Istanbul Technical University (ITU),
  • University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil  (The Chair in Multiculturalism)
  • Mahila Partnership, Boston, MA
  • WorldBoston, Boston, MA
  • MassBay Community College, Wellesley Hills, MA
  • International Resilience Program, Institute for Global Leadership, Tufts University, MA
  • William Monroe Trotter Institute for the Study of Black History and Culture, University of Massachusetts Boston, MA
  • Wheelock College, Boston, MA
  • Tri-Coastal Community Outreach Inc. in Theodore, Alabama. MS.
  • Human development and family studies at the University of Connecticut.
  • University of Connecticut’s School of Social Work
  • University of Oslo, Norway
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) in Washington DC
  • Child Witness to Violence Project at Boston Medical Center
  • Department of Pediatrics at Boston University’s School of Medicine
  • Department of Education, University of Alabama
  • Al Mustansiriya University in Iraq
  • Office of Emergency Management and Business Continuity at UMass Boston
  • Department of Geography, University of Minnesota
  • Department of Statistics and Operations Research, University of Limpopo, South Africa
  • Department of Political Science and Journalism, Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznan, Poland
  • Faculty of Laws, University College London, United Kingdom
  • Department of Psychology, University of Sussex, United Kingdom
  • University of Glamorgan’s Mental Health Program, United Kingdom
  • University of Central Lancashire’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health, United Kingdom
  • Gwent Healthcare NHS Trust, United Kingdom
  • Center for Applied Optimization, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
  • Virtual Center for Supernetworks, Department of Operations and Information Management, Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Department of Urban Design and Planning, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway
  • Center of Urban, Territorial and Environmental Research, University of Ferrara, Italy
  • University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Research Centre for Architecture, Urban Planning and Design (CIAUD) of the Faculty of Architecture of the Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Center of Excellence for Disaster Management, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • University of Hamburg, Professor at the Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability, Institute of Geography, Hamburg, Germany
  • International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology, Tehran, Iran.
  • Trinity School, Dagba-Adagi, Kwande Local Government Area, Benue State, Nigeria
  • Department of Geography, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria.
  • Department of Architecture at the University of Jos in Plateau State, Nigeria
  • Center for African Entrepreneurship Research & Training, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria
  • Department of Architecture, Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
  • National Association of Social Workers, Nepal
  • Humanitarian Action and Conflict Studies Program, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Worcester Area Mission Society, an agency of the United Church of Christ, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
  • Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, Faculty of Engineering, University of Benghazi, Libya
  • Lebanese HealthCare Management Association, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Center for Studies on Aging in Lebanon
  • University of Namibia

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