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ISDR Thematic Platform for Knowledge and Education 2012: This desk review revisits existing reports about all aspects of school safety, gathered from 81 countries, and refers to the key advocacy and guidance documents for school safety of the past 7 years to develop an analysis that reflects the best practices in achieving the goals of comprehensive sch…
This publication aims to build awareness for indigenous knowledge as an effective tool for reducing risk from natural hazard-related disasters. By improving the understanding of indigenous knowledge and providing concrete examples of how it can be successfully used, this publication hopes to inspire all practitioners and policy makers to consider the kn…
… of society - the public and the private sector – ends up facing the consequences of disasters. It follows that all of society, the private sector included, has a role to play in reducing disaster risk. Natural hazards need not result automatically in disasters. Simple measures can be taken beforehand to strengthen the resilience of … of society - the public and the private sector – ends up facing the consequences of disasters. It follows that all of society, the private sector included, has a role to …
This note reports on examples of recent experience in eight countries where national and local governments and civil society participants have worked to strengthen their disaster risk reduction and adaptation actions. These cases, along with similar experience in other countries, provide a number of useful insights and lessons for climate change negotia…
… paper analyses the objectives and rationale of tracking public investments on disaster risk reduction (DRR). The document also looks into the methodologies adopted … changes. This document is an input paper of the 2015 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction. … This working paper analyses the objectives and rationale of tracking public investments on disaster risk reduction (DRR). The document also looks into the methodologies adopted …
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… This document attempts to fill knowledge gaps regarding the role of the private sector in disaster recovery  and draws from the wider body of … the analysis of case studies regarding the following issues: the disaster recovery role of the private sectors (p. 35-55); engaging the private sector in disaster … can make a di erence”. This typically involves the deployment of employee volunteers who have the speci c skills and experti e to deploy and establish their …
… on how they cope with disasters; (ii) the Millions Tweet for International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR); (iii) the Philippine Resilience Award; (iv) Cyclone Phalin, disaster risk reduction and saved lives in India; (v) the need to better capture investments in disaster risk reduction; (vi) IPCC climate report; (vii) Finland’s review of the Hyogo …
This document reflects the inputs received from an extensive multi-stakeholder consultations process involving governments, organizations and various networks in the Asia-Pacific region from March 2012 to date. At the request of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) has facilitated consultations wit…
… in the publication present a broad range of approaches to women-led disaster risk reduction across humanitarian, environmental and development sectors, a single … selected case studies also reflect the way gender issues are understood in disaster risk reduction across the globe, and offer unique perspectives of and approaches to … in the publication present a broad range of approaches to women-led disaster risk reduction across humanitarian, environmental and development sectors, a single …
… This document asks if transformation pathways for disaster risk management can be observed, and if so then how and why they unfold … observed. The study uses a qualititative analysis to establish an empirical basis for policy development that can more actively open strategic transformative action whithin the disaster risk management field. The case-studies from New Zealand, …