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Group photo of participants at the 2nd World Tsunami Museum Conference
Japan hosted the 2nd World Tsunami Museum Conference which attracted 156 participants from 17 countries to help raise awareness of tsunami risk.
From left: Diraj founder, David Owino with media award winners, Ruth Keah Kadide, Kenya, Dicta Asiimwe, Uganda, Mai Elshafei, Egypt, and UNISDR head, Mami Mizutori
Over 100 entries from 16 countries were received for the first African Media Awards which were announced in Tunis on Saturday on the closing day of the Africa-Arab Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction.

ISDR Thematic Platform for Knowledge and Education 2012:

This desk review revisits existing reports about all aspects of school safety, gathered from 81 countries, and refers to the key advocacy and guidance documents for school safety of the past 7

A new study by UNICEF and UNESCO is a timely assessment of just how some countries are faring, or not, with the implementation of disaster risk reduction education seven years after such education was requested by the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA).
From left to right: Bobi Odiko, East African Legislative Assembly; Abdou Sane, Senegal; Saber Chowdhury, Bangladesh; Alex Byarugaba, Uganda; and Abdirahim H.Abdi, Speaker of East African Legislative Assembly. Not pictured: Saumura Tioulong, Cambodia.
Members of parliament from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Senegal, Uganda and the East African Legislative Assembly came together in Geneva this week to agree on the establishment of a Global Advisory Group for parliamentarians with UNISDR’s Special Adviser on Parliamentarians, Feng Min Kan.

This inventory is an attempt to pull together the threads and to identify what does and what does not work in relation to legal, institutional and planning frameworks for disaster risk reduction (DRR) in Africa. It aims to further support the