Genevieve Taylor - People - NCRE - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Genevieve Taylor

Genevieve Taylor

PhD (European Studies)

EU and the Asia Pacific: measuring effectiveness in disaster risk reduction through child protection.


BA (Hons with First Class Honours) French, University of Canterbury

Contact Details

Postal address

c/o National Centre for Research on Europe
University of Canterbury
Kirkwood Village KD04
Private Bag 4800
New Zealand

Current Research

This research measures the effectiveness of the current Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) strategy of the European Union (EU) in the Asia Pacific region. This is undertaken by evaluating the EU's current partnerships with European and local humanitarian organisations, alongside policy analysis of national strategies within the Asia Pacific region. DRR strategies are analysed with particular reference to reducing the vulnerability of children within such policies. By underpinning the rights of children to resilience and protection during a disaster, such vulnerability can be reduced. An integrated approach to DRR can be achieved by intertwining top-down human-rights based policy formation, with 'grassroots' methodology to DRR programming, based on local ownership, regionalism, and multilateralism.

Research Interests

European Union - Asia Pacific relations / Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Risk Reduction / Human rights / Child rights

Recent Publications

“The Lisbon Treaty: Protecting children through Disaster Risk Reduction.” Conference paper, European Union Studies Association Asia Pacific (EUSAAP), University of Chulalongkorn, Bangkok, Thailand, 17-19th February 2011.

“Child rights and humanitarian action in the Asia-Pacific: the European Union as a global actor.” Conference paper, Oceanic Conference in International Studies (OCIS) IV, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, 30 June -2 July 2010.

‘Speaking Democracy: Linguistic terminologies and concepts for Tongans.’ Conference paper, The External Relations of the European Union, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, 24-25 September 2009.

Recent Conferences

Sole New Zealand Representative, Inaugural Asia-Europe Students’ Forum, Groningen, The Netherland, 25th September 2012.

“The EU and the Asia Pacific: measuring the effectiveness of partnerships in disaster relief” Conference Presentation, British Geological Survey Tsunami Disasters Workshop, University College of London, London, United Kingdom, 3-4 September 2012.

“EU Disaster Risk Reduction in the Asia Pacific: reducing the social vulnerability of children”, Conference Presentation, 4th International Disaster and Risk C Conference, Davos, Switzerland,, 26-30 August 2012.

“The EU as an external actor and the Asia Pacific: Promoting Disaster Risk Reduction and the protection of children,” Conference Presentation and Paper, EUCN 2011 Conference, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand, 7-8 December 2011.

“Enhancing the EU – Asia Partnership: Civil society collaborations through child-focussed Disaster Risk Reduction in South-East Asia”, Presentation, Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence Asia Pacific Graduate Workshop, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan, 1-2 December 2011

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