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GENEVA, 23 June 2014 – The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) today announced it is seeking nominations for the 2015 Sasakawa Award for Disaster Risk Reduction, now in its 24th season, for individuals or groups of people providing extraordinary leadership in creating a safe, healthy, wealthy and resilient future for the planet. “There is ple…
GENEVA, 19 September 2014 – As part of the build-up to the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan, next March, Geneva Airport is offering passengers the chance to engage with the planet through an inter-active digital globe, the Tangible Earth, developed by the Earth Literacy Programme at Kyoto University, Japan. Passenge…
… developers from around the world were recognized today at the UN Climate Summit for their ingenuity in devising life-saving apps for use in reducing the impact of extreme weather events on cities and coastal communities. Entries to the Esri Global Disaster Resilience App Challenge included apps which allow communities to measure the impact …
… (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 can be used to track progress as the cities continue …
KAGOSHIMA, 24 May 2014 – The launch of a new satellite to conduct ‘health checks’ on some of the earth’s most vulnerable and exposed regions marks a new era of disaster risk monitoring. Japan’s DAICHI-2 will monitor disaster risks as well as the impact of disasters such as floods and landslides for disaster management activities. The satellite will als…
Organizers invite world leaders and top scientists to our Tokyo conference prior to the Third Un World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction to discuss and formulate how the science and technology could help in disaster risk reduction and hence fostering sustainable development. The discussions will be based on the following three viewpoints. First of…