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11 September 2020
This study aims at quantifying the multiple benefits of disaster risk reduction (DRR) investments and building a knowledge base for risk-informed decision-making on DRR investment in Zambia. The present report describes the methods of direct and indirect benefit assessment and their application to flood and drought risk management and is released as par…
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, women leaders in the Pacific have been able to carve a larger space to bring the voices and perspectives of women and girls to the policy tables and influence disaster preparedness and response. Ms Agnes Titus, of the Nazareth Centre for Rehabilitation in Bougainville, an autonomous region in Papua New Guinea, co…
Webinar Risk Governance in context of Systemic Risk in the Americas and the Caribbean - International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction UNDRR - Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean Date: Tuesday, October 13th. 9:00 a.m. (Panama time). Registration link: https://undrr.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Yds2kF_8QHSAl9kTNm3gfQ #ItsAllAboutGovernan…
  The COVID-19 situation confirmed the close link between health and disaster risk reduction and has forced us to pay better attention to the health aspects of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 – 2030. In 2016, Thailand hosted an international conference on the health aspects of the Sendai Framework which resulted in the “Bangkok Pr…
Central Asian member states shared experience and challenges for COVID-19 response and resilience at the virtual dialogue on 17 September. The platform for discussion was provided by the EU-funded Central Asia Initiative “Strengthening disaster resilience and accelerating implementation of Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction in Central Asia.The…
General Objective   To increase capacity for national and local DRR strategy, plan development, monitoring and implementation by obtaining knowledge on policy frameworks, institutional and stakeholder collaborations and implementation approaches, including learning from COVID-19 To strengthen the institutional capacity of the national disaster risk m…
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown just how important it is to have resilient systems in place to manage unexpected shocks. The systemic nature of risk with multi sectoral impacts, and its cascading effects where one disaster can rapidly lead to another, demonstrate how complex and deadly disaster risks have become. In the case of COVID-19, a biological ha…
On behalf of United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) Regional Office for Africa, the African Union Commission (AUC) and the Centro Internazionale in Monitoraggio Ambientale (CIMA) Foundation we are pleased to invite you to the second webinar in the series entitled Using risk information and disaster risk profiles to inform DRR and deci…
As COVID-19 continues to spread around the world, Member States of the United Nations have agreed to put the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction at the centre of recovery and rehabilitation policy. On 11 September 2020, the General Assembly adopted a resolution on the “Comprehensive and coordinated response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19…
Register Here​ (Deadline for registration: 13 Nov 2020) About the course   Over the past 20 years disasters have affected 4.4 billion people, caused USD 2 trillion of damage and killed 1.3 million people. Disasters have affected people living in developing countries and, in particular,  the most vulnerable communities within these countries. Particu…