disaster risk reduction

UN-SPIDER Newsletter 2/17: UN-SPIDER’s Engagement in Promoting Science and Technology in the Implementation of the Sendai Framework

United Nations/Germany International Conference on International Cooperation Towards Low-Emission and Resilient Societies

Disaster risk reduction and combating climate change and its effects are integral parts of social and economic development, and are essential if development is to be sustainable for the future. This is recognized by the Sustainable Development Goals that were launched in September 2015.

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Open Forum formulates European perspective on disaster risk reduction

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The Government of Turkey hosted the European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction (EFDRR) Open Forum in Istanbul from 26 to 28 March 2017. EFDDR is Europe’s regional platform for disaster risk reduction and brings together multiple stakeholders across all sectors through its Open Forum meetings to discuss and advance on disaster risk reduction issues and to shape the implementation and monitoring of the Sendai Framework in Europe.

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European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction (EFDRR) in Istanbul

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The 2017 EFDRR Open Forum will be hosted by the Government of Turkey from 26 to 28 March 2017 in Istanbul, Turkey. As a requirement of the Sendai Framework, one of the intended outcomes of this Open Forum will be to compile experiences; lessons learnt and gap analyses to be presented during the 2017 Global Platform in Cancun, Mexico in May 2017. The Open Forum will be a unique opportunity to shape the implementation and monitoring of the Sendai Framework in Europe.

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26/03/2017 to 28/03/2017

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Thu, 23/03/2017

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Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus

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Istanbul

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  • Turkey

Event Organisers: 

Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency of Turkey (AFAD)

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Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Cancun, Mexico, 22-26 May 2017

The 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction will be held in Cancun, Mexico on 22-26 May. It is the first time that the Global Platform Session is hosted outside Geneva. There are more than 5,000 participants expected, including policy makers and disaster risk managers.

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Innovations in Disaster Risk Reduction

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The Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, Hungary is organizing a workshop in July 2016 in cooperation with the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA).  The workshop focuses on Innovations in Disaster Risk Reduction. 

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11/07/2016 to 15/07/2016

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Tue, 01/03/2016

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Budapest

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CEU Summer University

Venue Country: 

  • Hungary

Event Organisers: 

The Central European University (CEU)

The Bureau for Policy and Programme Support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 

The In-Service ICT Training for Environmental Professionals (ISEPEI)

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The value of Landsat earth observation images

Landsat Earth observation images enables knowledge on land and resources (Image: USGS).
In 2008, Landsat Earth observation images became available to all users free of charge. Since then, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) portal has provided roughly 30 million Landsat Earth observation images for users to download.
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The Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2015 - Disasters without Borders

Asia-Pacific is the most disaster-prone region of the world (Image: UN).

This year’s Asia Pacific Disaster Report 2015 – 'Disasters without borders: regional

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Launch of the 2015 World Disasters Report at the United Nations Office at Vienna

The World Disasters Report 2015 will be a key publication for the upcoming World Humanitarian Summit 2016 (Source: UNIS).

On October 5 2015 the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the Austrian Red Cross, the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and the Norwegian Embassy launched the 2015 World Disasters Report in Vienna. 

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International workshop on "Role of land professionals and SDI in disaster risk reduction: in the context of post 2015 Nepal earthquake"

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Main objective of the event is to exploit the international expertise for enhancing professional capacity to contribute in the effort of DRR in the situation like currently in Nepal. The event further aims to explore opportunities for strengthening and promoting good practices in professional geospatial education and advancing SDI concepts and spatially enabled societies.

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25/11/2015 to 27/11/2015

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Kathmandu

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Radisson Hotel

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  • Nepal

Event Organisers: 

Nepal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (NICS) and Nepal Remote Sensing and Photogrammetric Society (NRSPS)

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Ministry of Land Reform and Management, Survey Department, and Land Management Training Center of the Government of Nepal

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