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ISINGIRO, Uganda, 15 June 2016 – Uganda is developing base maps for refugee settlements that host thousands of people in the east African country, with the goal being to support risk-informed development and land use planning and thereby build community resilience. Mapping Oruchinga refugee settlement in the western district of Isingiro will provide ev…
DAKAR, 19 September 2016 - The government of Senegal is harnessing cutting-edge information and communications technology to manage and reduce disaster risk, with the aim of curbing deaths and economic losses caused by natural and man-made hazards in the West African nation. The “civil protection and new information technologies” initiative was launche…
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18 August 2015
GENEVA, 18 August 2015 – UNISDR has added new momentum to the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, a 15-year international plan to curb deaths and economic damage caused by natural and man-made hazards. The 'Words into Action' process, launched today, will gather experts from around the globe to shape by the end of 2016 a…
Vacancy
Closing date:
18 February 2011
Vacancy notice: ISDR/C/03/2011 United Nations Core Values: - Integrity - Professionalism - Respect for diversityBackground: The International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) is a multidisciplinary and multi-stakeholder platform to enable societies to increase their resilience to natural, technological and environmental disasters and to reduce a…
Vacancy
Closing date:
16 February 2011
Vacancy ISDR/C/06/2011United Nations Core Values: - Integrity - Professionalism - Respect for diversity Background: The International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) is a multidisciplinary and multi-stakeholder platform to enable societies to increase their resilience to natural, technological and environmental disasters and to reduce associated…
Vacancy
Closing date:
29 March 2012
Background This position is located in the Regional Office for Arab States of the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction. The incumbent reports to the Regional Coordinator and/or the Senior Programme Officer. Responsibilities • Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programmes/projects; monitor an…
Vacancy
Closing date:
16 May 2012
Job opening number: ISDR/T/03/2012Responsibilities The position is located in the Africa Regional office of the UNISDR secretariat. Under the overall guidance of the Regional Coordinator, the Programme Officer will: • Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programmes/projects; monitor and analyse programme/project deve…
GENEVA, 29 February 2018 – The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction has engaged CIMA Research Foundation to generate risk profiles on flood and drought in 16 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. The countries that will be involved in the risk assessment are: Angola, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Rwanda, Swaziland, Tanzania, Ivory Coast, Bot…
Landslides can assume catastrophic and disastrous proportions causing immeasurable damage to life and property, and are one of the costliest natural hazards. In South Africa, despite significant strides made towards consolidating data on geohazards in the country, very few studies on mass movement have been documented. Focusing on Khalavha Village, thi…