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Despite the development of strategies, policy and programme instruments, investment in disaster risk reduction (DRR) has been lagging behind requirements needed to effectively reduce the risk of disasters in Africa. A review of constraints to DRR in Africa showed that low investment in DRR is due to several constraints, including: inadequate knowledge o…
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28 February 2008
Proceedings of the first session of the Global Platform Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction, Geneva, 5-7 June 2007, including: Opening statement, Extracts from opening address, Introduction; Section 1: Raise awareness on reducing disaster risk Addresses and interventions by heads of delegations High level dialogue Section 2: Share nation…
This handbook was made to provide simple information to home owners, designers and builders, and building monitors to teach principles of good design and good construction in a natural hazard prone area. Thoroughly studied, they will also guide on whether to repair or rebuild damaged houses. The descriptions are followed by a code of minimum standards f…