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… In advance of critical rainfall forecasts for the Horn of Africa, the UN office for disaster risk reduction, UNISDR, today announced a partnership with the WMO-supported African … for Development (ACMAD) to ensure rapid dissemination of weather updates to disaster managers. Pedro Basabe, Head of the UNISDR Regional Office for Africa, said: …
… Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX), in the last 50 years, there is … acknowledging that some extreme weather and climate events may or may not lead to disasters, the report stresses the importance of having policies in place to avoid, prepare for, respond and recover from disasters if these events are to be effectively reduced and the resilience of people …
… Congress which is discussing the implementation plan and governance model for the Global Framework for Climate Services. Ms. Wahlstrom congratulated the World … UNISDR is honored to have been requested to lead on one of the four priority areas, disaster risk reduction, which is closely linked to the other three, health, water and food …
… lives on a daily basis. Typically used by the humanitarian community to respond to disasters, emergencies and crisis, these technologies are also being used to forecast … (GFDRR), presented the example of InaSAFE, a free software that produces realistic natural hazard impact scenarios for better planning, preparedness and response … (GFDRR), presented the example of InaSAFE, a free software that produces realistic natural hazard impact scenarios for better planning, preparedness and response …
… digital globe that graphically depicts the vulnerability of our planet to disasters today challenged global policymakers to show more leadership in tackling the … Prof Takemura challenged global leaders to "shift the paradigm from perceiving disasters as an external event and seeking to protect ourselves to a more proactive … digital globe that graphically depicts the vulnerability of our planet to disasters today challenged global policymakers to show more leadership in tackling the …
… to manage disaster risk.” In keeping with the Day’s focus on the impact that disasters have on people’s lives and well-being, this year’s theme is about conveying … the full scope of the Sendai Framework which applies to “disasters caused by natural or man-made hazards, as well as related environmental, technological and … plans to expand its highly regarded Cyclone Preparedness Programme to cover other natural and man-made hazards. At the local level, the focus can be on those 19 cities …
… Several delegates and participants highlighted the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction as one of the most important policy tools at Government’s disposal to … strategically calculated and measurable actions to develop multi-hazard disaster risk reduction strategies”. The importance of investing in risk reduction for prevention echoed throughout the discussions as speakers called for …
… 2009 Sasakawa award call for nominations now open Nominations are now open for the 2009 Sasakawa Award for Disaster Reduction. Nominees should be individuals and institutions from around the world who have contributed to building the resilience of nations and communities … The award is now also to be presented biennially, rather than annually. Every two years it will be presented at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, and …