building resilience

IMF releases report on building disaster resilience in small and low-income countries

Damage from Hurricane Maria, which struck the island country of Dominica in 2017. Image: Tanya Holden/UK Department for International Development (DFID).

Small and low-income countries can be disproportionately affected by natural disasters.

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Fri, 12/07/2019 - 11:38

Review article discusses using remote sensing-based proxies to improve urban disaster risk management and resilience

Flooding in the Pak Kret area of Bangkok, Thailand in 2011. Image: Philip Roeland/Flickr.

Remote sensing, or obtaining information about the Earth’s surface from afar using satellites or high altitude aircraft, is an important tool for predicting, mitigating, and managing disasters. To obtain a more comprehensive view of the conditions on Earth, remote sensing analysts must often look beyond information that can be immediately extracted from satellite imagery, for example, and use proxies, or indirect measurements based on this information, in order to evaluate other factors.

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Fri, 31/05/2019 - 15:57

4th World Congress on Disaster Management

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The 4th World Congress on Disaster Management (WCDM-2019) is being organized in Mumbai from 29 January to 1 February 2019 to deliberate on some of the most critical issues and challenges of implementation of the global frameworks on building resilience to disasters. 

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51

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Date: 

29/01/2019 to 01/02/2019

Registration Deadline: 

Tue, 15/01/2019

Venue: 

Centre of Studies in Resources Engineering, YP Rd, Academic Section, IIT Area, Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400076

Venue City: 

Mumbai

Venue Country: 

  • India

Event Organisers: 

Government of Maharashtra, Disaster Management Initiatives and Convergence Society (DMICS), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)

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ICIMOD report highlights use of space data in monitoring drought and forest fires

Sustainable use of groundwater during the dry season is crucial for paddy farming in Saptari, Nepal. Image: ICIMOD

According to a recent report published by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), space-based information can play a key role in the monitoring of agricultural droughts and forest fires. The "Building Mountain Resilience: Solutions from the Hindu Kush Himalaya" report examines the changing problems facing the Himalayan region of South Asia and highlights the potential for technologies, including space-based applications, to inform communities, practitioners, decision-makers and governments alike, and build more resilient mountain communities.

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Wed, 15/08/2018 - 10:12

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UN-SPIDER jointly organizes regional workshop and training course on drought preparedness

UN-SPIDER has jointly organized a regional workshop and training course on building drought resilience together with the Geo Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA), the ASEAN Research and Training Center for Space Technology and Applications (ARTSA), the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE). The events were held at the Research and Training Center for Space Technology and Applications of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, in Sri Racha, Thailand from 4 to 8 December.

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Thu, 14/12/2017 - 11:50

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

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English

 

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51

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7

Date: 

22/11/2017 to 24/11/2017

Registration Deadline: 

Tue, 05/09/2017

Venue City: 

Bonn

Venue Country: 

  • Germany

Event Organisers: 

The international conference is organised by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs / UN-SPIDER and the German Aerospace Centre (DLR), in cooperation with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi).

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Atelier national "Rendre les collectivités locales plus résilientes face aux risques de catastrophes naturelles"

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Suite à l’adhésion de treize communes tunisiennes à la Campagne Mondiale des Villes Résilientes, l’Atelier national « Rendre les collectivités locales plus résilientes face aux risques de catastrophes naturelles » vise à promouvoir une meilleure compréhension des risques urbains en Tunisie et à renforcer les capacités des administrateurs et techniciens locaux à s'engager efficacement dans la réduction des risques actuels et d’éviter de risques nouveaux.

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37

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9

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Date: 

19/01/2015

Registration Deadline: 

Wed, 21/01/2015

Venue: 

Venue City: 

Ain Drahem

Venue Country: 

  • Tunisia

Event Organisers: 

Tunisia - government, Ministère de l’Intérieur; Ministère de l’équipement, de l’aménagement de territoire et du développement durable; United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Arab States (UNISDR ROAS)

Co-organisers: 

United Nations Development Programme - Tunisia (UNDP Tunisia)

Language of event: 

French

Workshop on Governance Capacity and Natural Disasters: Enhancing Preparedness, Response and Rebuilding

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English

This workshop brings theoretical and practical expertise to address how governance mechanisms can be enhanced to address natural disasters. It engages leading experts on governance and natural disasters. The workshop will build on the successes and failures derived from past experiences towards better mitigating and recovering from future disasters.

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21

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-158

Date: 

26/08/2013 to 28/08/2013

Venue: 

John A. Burns Hall, East-West Center

Venue City: 

Honolulu

Event Organisers: 

East-West Center
University of Hawaii at M?noa
United Nations University

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