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Strategic forum with civil society networks: Consultations on a post-2015 framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

Time and Duration
Venue City: 
Geneva
Basic Information
Date: 
10/02/2014 - 11/02/2014
Venue Country: 
Switzerland
Language of event: 
English

This strategic dialogue is organized in the context of global cons

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Paris: Efforts to make the city resilient to floods

Thermal image of Paris

The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction invited Paris to join the “Making Cities Resilient” Campaign.

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Publishing Date: 
Fri, 31/01/2014 - 09:17
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New Zealand's first Disaster Communications Conference

Time and Duration
Venue City: 
Auckland
Basic Information
Date: 
22/05/2014 - 23/05/2014
Venue: 
Heritage Hotel, 35 Hobson Street, Auckland Central
Venue Country: 
New Zealand
Event Organisers: 

Emergency Media and Public Affairs

University of Auckland

Language of event: 
English

An Auckland Council-sponsored disaster communicat

Russia: Disaster risk management a priority during G8 presidency

Disaster Risk Management is among the five priorities

The Head of United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), Margareta Wahlström, welcomed the Russian Federation’s declared intention to making the promotion of integrated disaster risk

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Publishing Date: 
Tue, 28/01/2014 - 14:13
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5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos

Time and Duration
Venue City: 
Davos
Basic Information
Date: 
24/08/2014 - 28/08/2014
Venue Country: 
Switzerland
Event Organisers: 

Global Risk Forum Davos

Co-organisers: 

UNISDR

Language of event: 
English

 

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Disaster Risk Reduction in emergencies

Time and Duration
Venue City: 
London
Basic Information
Date: 
03/02/2014 - 07/02/2014
Venue Country: 
United Kingdom
Event Organisers: 

RedR - United Kingdom

Language of event: 
English
Training Details
Training Event Type: 
Training Event
Training Target Audience: 
The course is designed to benefit field practitioner staff of INGOs, NGOs, CBOs and goverment department staff responsible for disaster risk reduction.
Is a certificate Issued?: 
No certificate issued or not known

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UN designates Special Envoy for Disaster Risk Reduction and Water

Han Seung-soo was appointed Special Envoy for Disaster Risk Reduction and Water.

On 19 December 2013, the United Nations appointed a Special Envoy for Disaster Risk Reduction and Water who will support the United Nations’ work on water related disaster risk reduction.

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Tue, 24/12/2013 - 06:49

UN-SPIDER participates in RESAP and Asia-Pacific Year meetings

From 26 to 27 November 2013, UN-SPIDER participated in the 17th Session of the Intergovernmental Consultative Committee (ICC) on the Regional Space Applications Programme for Sustainable Developmen

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Publishing Date: 
Wed, 04/12/2013 - 13:00
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India - Regional Training Course

This training course was conducted as a follow-up action to the Technical Advisory Missions which were carried out by UN-SPIDER in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Myanmar.

Date: 
09/04/2012 - 04/05/2012
Title of Training: 
Space technology for disaster risk management and emergency response
Trainers: 
The Indian Institute of Remote Sensing of ISRO, UN-SPIDER, UNESCAP and UNU.
Target Group: 
A total of 27 participants from 17 countries were participating in the course.
Training Profile: 
The overall objective of this international training course was to strengthen the capacity of participants in understanding how space-based information, services and solutions can be used to reduce disaster risks and losses. The participants were exposed to relevant space-based geoinformation (remote sensing, GIS, satellite positioning systems) and communication technologies and their synergies with modeling techniques that can be used in different phases of disaster risk reduction (DRR) for a variety of hazards. The course consisted of five modules including an overview of disaster risk reduction, an overview of space technologies for disaster risk reduction, the application of space technologies to this context and a short project.
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OECD study: Hyogo Framework boosts funding for disaster risk reduction

Devastation caused by an earthquake in Pakistan in 2005.

A recent study conducted with eleven member States of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) found that “all respondents reported that their DRR funding has either sligh

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Publishing Date: 
Fri, 20/09/2013 - 09:43