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… HFA experiences at the 5th Africa Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) as Africa prepares for a Ministerial-level meeting here on Friday which will … the continent’s proposals for inclusion in the new Post-2015 framework for DRR to be adopted next year. Ethiopia’s Mr. DRR, Tadesse Bekele Fanta, impressed with a comprehensive account of his country’s …
… ABUJA, 16 May 2014 - A disaster-resilient future for Africa will have to take account of the fact that it is the region of the world … to manage present and future disaster risk, the 5th Africa Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction heard yesterday. Keynote speaker, Prof. Oliver C. Ruppel, … risks have to be reduced, more resilient societies have to be built. He called for climate-resilient pathways to development. Policy and action must go beyond the …
INCHEON, 10 March 2014 – The Philippines province of Cebu is emerging as a model for recovery four months after Typhoon Haiyan devastated large parts of the country. Cebu Resilience Taskforce Coordinator Baltz Tribunalo identified several factors behind progress, including vital capacity building support from the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (…
GENEVA, 10 January 2014 – UNISDR’s Local Government Self-Assessment Tool (LGSAT) is an effective tool to assess a city’s institutional capacity to build resilience, a new report has found. The study said the LGSAT opened up dialogue and enabled the establishment of baseline data for the Ten Essentials of UNISDR’s Making Cities Resilient Campaign “that…
SUVA, 21 January 2014 – United Nations agencies have joined together to contribute towards the development a new Strategy for Disaster and Climate Resilient Development in the Pacific (SRDP). As a core partner of the Technical Working Group for the new Strategy along with the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and Secretariat of the Pacific Regi…
SUVA, 4 June 2014 – A trio of creative organisations supporting the development of community resilience have been recognised for their great work in the Pacific region. Caritas Australia, the Foundation of the Peoples of the South Pacific International (FSPI), and the Pacific Disability Forum shared the inaugural Pacific Innovation & Leadership Awa…
DOHA, 19 May 2014 – Qatar is taking major steps to develop a national plan for mainstreaming disaster risk reduction and recovery to address future disaster challenges, improve the coordination and determine key actions. Sixty Qatari officials representing ministries, city governments and NGOs have just completed an intensive training in Doha under the…