ISOKIA is an independent private interdisciplinary institute with two branches: ISOKIA Consulting and ISOKIA Science.
ISOKIA Consulting supports competently and professionally enterprises looking for a suitable enterprise location in domestic or foreign countries.
ISOKIA Science is concerned with research, development, reviews and consulting in the field of disaster research. Relevant topics are:
Social prerequisites of disasters (acceleration of risks by individual and organisational behaviour and actions) and possibilities to manage and control them.
Population behaviour and possibilities of crisis and disaster management in multicultural societies.
Socioeconomic questions of disaster stages (analysis of organisational and governmental actions, needs of the inhabitants) and ways to improve the match between them.
Societal learning from disasters (including traditional knowledge about natural hazards).
Strategies to reduce vulnerability of inhabitants, communities, organisations and economic structures to future hazards and to improve resilience.
Analysis and development of personal disaster preparedness and self-help capacity of persons with impairment.
Women as a target group of voluntary engagement in civilian and disaster prevention.
Strengthening the base for local economic development.
Participation of inhabitants in risk communication, improvement of public risk awareness, improvement of communication and information structure, media programs and trainings.
Improvement and reconstruction of social and public infrastructure.
Changeover of the pre- and post disaster development to sustainable Development within population, organisations and total society (including improvement and reconstruction of social and public infrastructure).
Capacity building for disaster risk management (Improvement of the capacity of governments and administrations from the national to the community level to manage disasters and mitigate risks).
Societal and cultural conditions of early warning and alarm systems.