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1 July 2016, GENEVA – The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) aim to reduce disaster losses in some of the world’s most hazard prone cities with the initial aid of a €6 million grant from the EU, over the next three years. Mr. Neven Mimica, European Commissioner for Internationa…
UNISDR-ROAM/MNR/NIC/005/2013 1. Nombre del proyecto Formación de capacidades para la planificación de la recuperación de desastres en la región Centroamericana con apoyo de la International Recovery Platform (IRP), UNISDR y en coordinación con CEPREDENAC.2. Lugar de Trabajo y Duración de la consultoría La consultoría se realizará en el país, por lo q…
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29 June 2015
LEON, Nicaragua, 29 June 2015 – Volunteers in Nicaragua are deploying the graphic power of comics to spread the message that disasters are not natural but a result of the collective failure of communities to cope with hazards. Nicaragua and its fellow Central American nations lie in one of the most climate-vulnerable regions of the world, where degrada…
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10 October 2015
PUERTO CABEZAS, NICARAGUA, 9 October 2015 - An important effort is being made in a disaster prone area of Nicaragua to create understanding and awareness of how indigenous people cope with natural hazards by tapping into their ancestral store of knowledge and keeping it alive. The municipality of Puerto Cabezas, located on the North Caribbean Coast has…
Ciudad de Panamá, Panamá , 9 de marzo 2020 - Cuando la campesina Haydee Rodríguez habla, la gente escucha. Lo hacen porque su mensaje es poderoso: el valor de la comunidad en la reducción de riesgo y, más importante aún, el valor de las mujeres como líderes. Rodríguez representa a la Unión Cooperativa Las Brumas, una organización de más de 2,500 mujere…
This issue includes:Editorial - Voices & Ideas: - Chosica: Prevention Bears Fruit - Crisis or Mitigation?: The role of relationships between institutions and communities in disaster recovery assistance - Contingency plans for coping with disasters: A need that cannot be postponed - Agents of Change: The Role of Children and Youth in Disaster - The…
This report describes major activities and events related to the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (IDNDR) in the Americas, and discusses experiences, achievements and challenges in disaster risk reduction (DRR) of all the countries in the region. The report provides summaries of the assessment of achievements during IDNDR, highlighti…
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…