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Historical Special Interest Group

 

Terms of Reference

Note: It should be emphasised that what follows is an initial draft of what the Terms of Reference might be. They have deliberately been kept short on the ‘KISS’1 principle, a principle adopted by those who have successfully managed many crises, disasters and emergencies. However, please feel free to make any observations, suggested alterations, etc., to the current Secretary of the Group, Tony Moore, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The objectives of the Historical Special Interest Group (ISIG) are to:

  1. Further the understanding of the history of crises, disasters and emergencies, by:
  • encouraging study and research;
  • promoting the collection of historical accounts of past crises, disasters and emergencies;

(c) publishing historical accounts of crises, disasters and emergencies.

  • providing advice on historical aspects of crises, disasters and emergencies;
  1. Proactively promoting the Institute as a historical source through delivering presentations and attending relevant seminars and conferences.
  1. Assisting and supporting the Institute’s Mission and Vision by providing a representative forum for historical activities, including, where appropriate, the submission of research and other relevant articles to the Institute’s publications.
  1. Developing a repository of historical accounts within the Institute for the benefit of members. Note that members wishing to access the repository should use their existing Username and Password. If they do not have one, they should apply to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for both.
  1. Bringing to the notice of members historical sources of all aspects of civil protection and emergency management from which lessons can be identified.
  1. Reporting on the key activities of the Historical SIG to the Executive Council of the ICPEM.

Reference

  1. Keep it Simple Stupid

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