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Burkinabe General Directorate for Civil Protection (DGPC)

The General Directorate for Civil Protection of Burkina Faso is part of the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Decentralization (MATS). Its main functions are the implementation of the regulation,

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Nigeria: "Geographical mapping key to disaster management"

At the 47th Annual General Meeting of the Institution of Surveyors in Ilorin, Nigeria, Nigeria's Vice President, Muhammad Namadi Sambo said the Nigerian federal government would do everything possible to map its geographical landscape to address

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Fri, 13/07/2012 - 09:46
Fri, 07/13/2012

EU ramps up budget for disaster preparedness

Millions of people from the world's most vulnerable and poorest communities will benefit from new

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Fri, 13/07/2012 - 09:06
Fri, 07/13/2012

Asian Development Bank publishes study on Intense Climate Disasters

The Asian Development Bank in its study "Intense Climate Disasters and Development in Asia-Pacific" stresses the great risk that Asian countries face in the context of climate related disasters. The

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Tue, 03/07/2012 - 09:50
Tue, 07/03/2012

Margareta Wahlström about disaster risk reduction

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Thu, 21/06/2012 - 15:21
Thu, 06/21/2012

G-Science statement calls to minimize effects of disasters

Leaders of the global science community have issued joint statements to the world leaders meeting at the 38th G-8 Summit that started today. The national science academies from 15 countries including China, India, the US and the UK have called on the leading industrialised economies to pay greater heed to science and technology to tackle Earth's three greatest challenges.

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Fri, 18/05/2012 - 08:45

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Fri, 05/18/2012

The RIVAF project: Understanding Poverty Assessment through Disaster Impacts

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UN-SPIDER and Vulnerability: A natural fit

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UN calls for quicker responses to reduce impacts of disasters

 The UN reiterated calls on Tuesday for the world to respond quickly to current worldwide disasters and streamline efforts to tackle their inevitable impacts.

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Wed, 11/05/2011 - 11:51

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The 7th EUREGEO Congress on European Regional Geoscientific Cartography and Information Systems

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The importance of geosciences has increased steadily and rapidly over recent decades, with problems arising at local, regional, national, and international levels. Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, floods and landslides threaten lives and infrastructure, the earth's population is growing rapidly, we have to deal with challenges regarding raw materials, clean water is not available everywhere, soil protection is a key issue, ecosystems are at risk, and we are facing the consequences of a changing climate.

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12/06/2011 to 15/06/2011

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Bologna

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Copernicus GIO Emergency Mapping Service

The Copernicus GIO Emergency Mapping Service (GIO EMS-Mapping) provides all actors involved in the management of disasters, man-made emergency situations and humanitarian crises, with timely and accurate geospatial information derived from

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