disaster risk reduction

New report highlights trends in economic and human losses caused by disasters

Image: UNISDR and CRED.

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) have released a new report that highlights the global trends in disaster losses in the period between 1998 and 2017.

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Tue, 23/10/2018 - 10:11

European Forum on Disaster Risk Reduction 2018

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This year's European Forum on Disaster Risk Reduction (EFDRR) will take place in Rome, Italy, on 21-23 November. Participants will discuss the outcomes of the 2017 EFDRR held in Turkey and the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction held in Mexico, and aim to address key issues that can accelerate the implementation of the Sendai Framework in line with the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement

The event will provide an opportunity to exchange and move forward on local level resilience, economic risks and reaching the Sendai Framework 2020 priority targets.

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21/11/2018 to 23/11/2018

Registration Deadline: 

Wed, 21/11/2018

Venue: 

Viale Umberto Tupini 65 00144 Roma

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Rome

Venue Country: 

  • Italy

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UN-SPIDER and SENACYT conduct seminar during CONVERCIENCIA 2018

Participants of the CONVERCIENCIA 2018 event. Image: UN-SPIDER

UN-SPIDER and the National Secretariat for Science and Technology of Guatemala (SENACYT) joined forces to conduct a seminar on the use of science, technology and innovation in disaster risk reduction and response efforts. The seminar was conducted in Guatemala City on 24 July 2018 as part of the week-long CONVERCIENCIA 2018 event organized by SENACYT. The seminar brought together experts from public and private institutions, universities and non-government organizations (NGOs), as well as students from various universities.

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Tue, 21/08/2018 - 10:32

UNOOSA organizes side event on Earth observation at Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

Prime Minister of Mongolia Ukhnaagiin Khürelsükh opens 2018 AMCDRR in Ulaanbaatar.

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), through its Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER), is conducting a side event at the Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, on using Earth observation to implement the Sendai Framework.

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Wed, 04/07/2018 - 09:40

China offers satellite data to Belt and Road countries to tackle disasters

FY-4A satellite capturing the weather over South-east Asia.  Source: National Satellite Meteorological Center
China has established an emergency mechanism using its meteorological satellites to help countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative to combat extreme weather and disasters, the China Meteorological Administration (CMA) announced on 2 May.
 

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Tue, 22/05/2018 - 14:45

United Nations International Conference on Space-based Technologies for Disaster Risk Reduction - "Enhancing Disaster Preparedness for Effective Emergency Response"

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40

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116

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24/10/2018 to 26/10/2018

Registration Deadline: 

Fri, 31/08/2018

Venue: 

Grand Gongda Jianguo Hotel

Venue City: 

Beijing

Venue Country: 

  • China

Event Organisers: 

United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and Ministry of Emergency Management of the People’s Republic of China

Co-organisers: 

China National Space Administration, Asia Pacific Space Cooperation Organisation and Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education for Asia and the Pacific

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Innovations in Disaster Risk Reduction

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The Innovations in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) workshop will highlight recent advances in information and communication technologies (ICTs) and how they are empowering both decision-makers and citizens to play a proactive role in managing disaster risks and providing more effective disaster response.

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25/06/2018 to 29/06/2018

Registration Deadline: 

Fri, 13/04/2018

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Budapest

Venue Country: 

  • Hungary

Event Organisers: 

• United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
• Central European University through the ISEPEI project

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Innovations in Disaster Risk Reduction

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The Innovations in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) workshop will highlight recent advances in information and communication technologies (ICTs) and how they are empowering both decision-makers and citizens to play a proactive role in managing disaster risks and providing more effective disaster response.

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25/07/2018 to 29/07/2018

Registration Deadline: 

Sun, 18/02/2018

Venue City: 

Budapest

Venue Country: 

  • Hungary

Event Organisers: 

• United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
• Central European University through the ISEPEI project

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Strengthening Disaster Risk Reduction Across the Americas: A Regional Summit on the Contribution of Earth Observations

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The Summit will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina September 3-8, 2017 at the Intercontinental Hotel Buenos Aires. The Summit affords a unique opportunity to strengthen our collective ability to meet the multiple challenges of disaster risk reduction (DRR) in the Americas with an overarching approach to promote the use of earth observation (EO).

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03/09/2017 to 08/09/2017

Registration Deadline: 

Sun, 13/08/2017

Venue City: 

Buenos Aires

Venue Country: 

  • Argentina

Event Organisers: 

NASA Disasters Program and the Argentinian Comisión Nacional de Actividades Espaciales (CONAE), on behalf of the Group on Earth Observations and the Committee on Earth Observation Satellite

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New GP-STAR publication ahead of side event at 2017 Global Platform

New GP-STAR publication ahead of side event at 2017 Global Platform

The Global Partnership Using Space-based Technology Applications for Disaster Risk Reduction (GP-STAR) has published a brochure compiled of factsheets pertaining to the use of Earth observation and space-based technology applications, for use in the achievement of specific Sendai Framework components. This innovative offering presents each factsheet in a unified format, with reference to area of action, example product, application field, methodology, key results, innovative impact, application status and background information, being provided.

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Thu, 25/05/2017 - 16:58

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