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… The 2009 laureate for the Sasakawa Award for Disaster Reduction is geologist Dr Eko Teguh Paripurno. He receives the award - valued … lifetime contribution and his outstanding commitment to reduce disaster risk and building capacity at the community level in Indonesia, one of the countries most … such as the strengthening of school buildings. The latter assist drought-stricken communities in Northern Niger to maintain a sustainable livelihood. Their initiatives …
… of just how some countries are faring, or not, with the implementation of disaster risk reduction 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 agreed upon in 2005 - established five priorities to reduce disaster risks. Among them is Priority Action 3 - a global call to governments and …
… and recommendations of advocates and practitioners. The Analysis section of this report draws from the wide range of reports and case studies and lessons learned from … focus on school safety outcomes. Key Committment to Outcomes include: (i) Assessment; (ii) Safe school facilities; (iii) School disaster management; (iv) Disaster risk reduction in school curricula. … ISDR Thematic …
… This publication provides 35 good practices and lessons learned as concrete examples of how to make children safer in their classrooms and educate them about disasters. … This publication provides 35 good practices and lessons learned as concrete examples of how to make children safer in their …
… shows how building the capacity of local institutions is key to sustaining disaster risk reduction, and demonstrates the immediate impact of local and national political commitments that institutionalise disaster risk reduction. It also showcases collaboration between local and national … other stakeholders, and to inspire local governments and their partners to reduce disaster risks for the most vulnerable people in their local areas, by following and …
… PORT VICTORIA, Seychelles, 5 September 2016 - Memories of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami which claimed some 230,000 lives, will be revived this week as 24 countries take part in one of the largest tsunami simulations ever staged. Disaster management officials from … operation to test the emergency system and to verify the missing gaps in the last mile of the early warning chain which is most critical,” said Dr Srinivasa Kumar …
… being implemented by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), the World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR). “The increase in global temperatures is being … most,” Mr. Robert Glasser, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, said in a statement. Thanks to the CREWS initiative, Burkina …