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This contributing paper aims to examine the need to effectively implement implement the interplay between technical decision-makers, political decision-makers and the scientific community to achieve effective disaster risk reduction (DRR). In particular, the study examines efforts in Italy to build an effective collaboration between…
This contributing paper takes a look at a new risk prevention and mitigation approach in Funchal, Madeira Island, allowing residents and school community from susceptible areas to build a collective response to emergency situations in matters of prevention and intervention. The Civil Protection Units project offers training sessions throu…
This contributing paper explores the role and the contribution of the public and private sectors in the (re)production and accumulation of disaster risks from a disaster capitalism optic, both in the academic literature and in the policy realm. This study responds to this gap and provides a preliminary international overview of the root causes, behaviou…
Investing in resilience - accelerating the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action in the Americas: A declaration in which the participants of the Regional platform for disaster risk reduction in the Americas acknowledge the work being developed in the region surrounding disaster risk reduction, as guided by the principles and priorities set o…
This Action Brief builds upon the earlier work done by UN Women and UNDRR and other partners to progress the Leave No One Behind agenda in response to COVID-19 in the Asia-Pacific region. It aims to explore gender inequalities and their linkages to disaster manage and COVID-19, as well as identify key barriers to delivering disaster preparedness and res…
This report on Project Selamat, aimed at building community level coping capacities towards long-term resilience as a direct implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA), describes the activities of academic institutions working with NGOs and governments on a collaborative model of a locally appropriate process of institutionalizing risk reduc…
This document summarizes the outcomes of the Programme Forum and presents the progress made in disaster prevention and risk reduction during the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (IDNDR). It also addresses major concerns in disaster risk management related to education, capacity development, social impact and vulnerability, civil socie…
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This book was published for launch at the third Session of Global Platform for Disaster Reduction (GPDR) and it is the latest in a series of volumes addressing natural disasters, and how their impact can be reduced by effective capacity building and prevention strategies. The book presents a selection of examples and experiences of disaster reduction t…
South Eastern Europe disaster risk mitigation and adaptation programme: This document reviews the coordination of disaster mitigation, preparedness and response among the Civil Protection actors of South Eastern Europe (SEE), identifying needs both with respect to staff capacity and training and in terms of disaster risk reduction facilities, with a fo…

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