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Good practices and lessons learned: This publication is part of ongoing efforts facilitated by the UNISDR secretariat to build a global partnership for mainstreaming gender issues into the disaster risk reduction process. Such efforts have become urgent because disaster risk reduction has long remained a largely male dominated affair, yet it is clear th…
This monthly newsletter aims to highlight UNISDR activities around the world. This issue reports on: (i) the disasters in 2011 that set a new record of $366 billion in economic losses; (ii) the 2010 and 2011 Pakistani floods; (iii) the call for the Children’s Charter for Disaster Risk Reduction's (DRR) adoption in the Philippines; (iv) crisis mapping; (…
ISDR Thematic Platform for Knowledge and Education 2012: This desk review revisits existing reports about all aspects of school safety, gathered from 81 countries, and refers to the key advocacy and guidance documents for school safety of the past 7 years to develop an analysis that reflects the best practices in achieving the goals of comprehensive sch…
This publication seeks to highlight initiatives that have successfully linked poverty reduction and disaster risk reduction in various parts of the world. It features several projects and initiatives that show how DRR can be integrated into poverty reduction (or vice-versa) to help reduce the vulnerability of the poor and protect their livelihoods and d…
The 2009 laureate for the Sasakawa Award for Disaster Reduction is geologist Dr Eko Teguh Paripurno. He receives the award - valued at US$ 50,000 - for his lifetime contribution and his outstanding commitment to reduce disaster risk and building capacity at the community level in Indonesia, one of the countries most vulnerable to multiple hazards. Addi…