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… Risk Reduction. Specific Objectives 1. Provide a forum for National Platforms and selected HFA focal points to share information and knowledge in coordinating … guidance notes, tools and services available for National Platforms and connection between National Platform and ISDR system service providers established/ facilitated … … guidance notes, tools and services available for National Platforms and connection between National Platform and ISDR system service providers established/ facilitated …
Background and Introduction Cities are hubs for ideas, commerce, culture, science, productivity, social development and much more. At their best, cities have enabled people to advance socially and economically. Yet now that half of the world’s population live in cities, making sustainable and resilient cities - amidst a changing climate, rapidly deplet…
Background and Introduction At the Third UN World Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) in March 2015, 187 UN member states adopted the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 – the global blueprint for disaster risk reduction (DRR). The Sendai Framework was the first major agreement of the post-2015 development agenda, with se…
… panel discussion featuring representatives of countries that have suffered major disasters, and have since focused closely on protecting critical infrastructure such as health … make hospitals safe from disasters. Under-Secretary John Holmes emphasized the link between safe health facilities and protecting development. He called for strong …
The 2009 laureate for the Sasakawa Award for Disaster Reduction is geologist Dr Eko Teguh Paripurno. He receives the award - valued … Non-Governmental Organization Development Workshop France (DWF) and to Jeunesse en Mission Entraide et Developpement (JEMED) based in Niger. The former specialize in …
Geneva, 20 May -- After announcing last week that Geneva would take part in the United Nations "Making Cities Resilient" campaign, Pierre Maudet, the incoming Mayor of Geneva as of 1 June, said the city would share experiences with other local governments seeking to manage risk. Mr. Maudet made that comment at a meeting convened by the United Nations s…
… GENEVA, 14 December 2011 - The UN office for disaster risk reduction, UNISDR, and ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability have … pilot test of the Local Government Self-Assessment Tool (LG-SAT) designed to help disaster risk reduction efforts in over 1,000 cities and local governments that have … has been made possible with funding from the World Bank's Global Facility for Disaster Risk Reduction and the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid branch, ECHO. …
… NEW YORK, 13 April 2012 - There was a strong call for "the incorporation of disaster risk reduction in any future framework for sustainable development" during … risk reduction as an integral part of international cooperation. Not only do natural disasters cause serious damage to vulnerable communities but they can even … will bring the outcome of its "High-Level International Conference on Large-Scale Natural Disasters" in July to the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction …
GENEVA, 19 April 2012 - Yuwan Malakar has good reason to be focused and driven these days. The 30-year old environmental management major from Nepal has just had his first paper on climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk reduction (DRR) published in one of the highly respected online journals of the Policy Studies Organization. Six Steps to…
… education seven years after such education was requested by the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA). The HFA - the 10-year global disaster risk reduction action plan … made on disaster risk reduction education at the 2009 and 2011 Global Platforms for Disaster Risk Reduction. The challenge for most countries, states the report, is … education that builds students' understanding of the causes, nature and effects of hazards, while also fostering a range of competencies and skills to enable them to …