disaster risk reduction

UN launches information system to boost disaster prevention, food security measures

The United Nations launched today an information system to improve and expand the exchange of weather, climate and water data, which can be used for disaster

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Wed, 01/02/2012 - 15:57

MGB-6 Emphasises Utilisation of Geohazard Maps

Since the information provided in geohazard maps shows the level of susceptibility of an area to hazards such as flooding and landslides, they should be used by local government officials, according to the Mines and Geosciences Bureau-6, Phillippines. Leo Van Juguan, regional director of MGB-6, repeated his call for all local chief executives to use the geohazard maps given to them in 2010 to prepare their people and prevent loss of life.

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Tue, 10/01/2012 - 12:59

Information and Communications Technology and Development Section of ESCAP

ESCAP is the regional development arm of the United Nations and serves as the economic and social development hub for the UN in Asia and the Pacific. Its mandate is to foster cooperation between its 53 Member States and 9 associate members for inclusive and sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific.

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Asia Pacific Gateway for Disaster Risk Reduction and Development

The Asia Pacific Gateway for Disaster Risk Reduction and Development (Gateway) promotes mainstreaming DRR into development planning.

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The Philippines to use sophisticated geohazard map for disaster reduction

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council and the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA) received a high-resolution geohazard map as part of the Php260 million (USD 5,996,310) grant awarded by the Australian Agency for Internati

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Mon, 19/09/2011 - 13:32

Disaster risk and vulnerability conference 2011

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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The conference aims to bring together specialists, practitioners, academics, students and the public to a common platform. Discussions on disaster management, risk and reduction can lead to increased awareness of disasters and its various hues, strategies for resiliency, and newer technologies for disaster management.

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12/03/2011 to 14/03/2011

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Kottayam

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Mahatma Gandhi University

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Fifth PPRD South “prevention and preparedness” training workshop

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Water and Flood Risk Management (FRM) play a key role in economic growth and social development. Flood damage to agricultural land, homestead and infrastructures destabilizes socioeconomic activities. Among disasters that annually heavily impact the Euro-Mediterranean region, floods are known as the most destructive to property, crops and infrastructure and causing casualties.

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14/02/2011 to 16/02/2011

Third Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

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The third session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction is gearing up as planning begins in earnest. The 2009 session witnessed a dramatic increase in political will to manage disaster risk compared to the first session in 2007. Many tools and successful pilot projects exist.

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10/05/2011 to 13/05/2011

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Geneva

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World Reconstruction Conference

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International Strategy for Disaster Reduction, ISDR

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khasankhanova_3rd_ws-bonn_22_10_09.pdf

Khasankhanova Gulchekhra. Use of space-based technologies and national SLM-IS for forecasting and reduce of disaster risks in Fergana Valley, Uzbekistan. Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources Uzbekistan. 
 

UN-SPIDER co-chairs inter-agency briefing on use of Remote Sensing for DRR and Emergency Response in Afghanistan

On June 22nd, an inter-agency briefing with UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER took place in Kabul to determine how best to make use of spatial data/mapping tools to support disaster

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Mon, 22/06/2009 - 18:00

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