Sam Spickett is a multimedia and communications advisor to the humanitarian sector where he has developed his skills and knowledge through organisational communications in often unpredictable and constantly evolving environments. His interests lie in the developing world, where the aim of his work is to be instrumental in change by bringing contemporary issues, like poverty, food security, marginalisation, gender, equality and associated health risks to a global audience. Sam has been commissioned by organisations like RedR India; Oxfam India; Save the Children; Christian Aid, UNICEF and UNDMT (United Nations Disaster Management Team) in South Asia.
Contemporary academic research interests are centered around ecological disaster risk reduction (Eco-DRR); ecosystem-based adaption (EbA), and associated mechanisms of resilience for agriculture globally, in response to an increasingly volatile climate. • Research investigates the hypothesis that some agricultural systems have the potential to provide Eco-DRR; EbA strategies in creating a self-regulating, productive, sustainable systems, providing ecosystem services, climate change mitigation and socioecological resilience.
Versed with the concept of risk, vulnerability, hazard and the working principles and practices associated with the disaster and development environment, Sam has combined his academia in disaster management, agroecology and food security with strategic communications to enable greater cognisance of the aid sector between all stakeholders; where by projecting the needs of the people which the aid and development sector aim to serve, making it a crucial aspect in lessening poverty by strengthening equality and increasing personal and community resilience.
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