disaster risk reduction

Space Technologies for post-2015 development: New UN-SPIDER newsletter

A new UN-SPIDER newsletter is now available. The latest issue focuses on the use of Earth observation for the post-2015 sustainable development agenda. 2015 is a milestone year for the United Nations. Not only is the organization celebrating its 70 years of existence, the year is also the starting point for major agreements and frameworks that will shape global sustainable development in the years to come.

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Thu, 04/06/2015 - 08:34

Data application of the month: Landslides

Landslides are a geological hazard which can cause extreme damage to infrastructure and loss of life. They can be defined as the failure of a slope which leads to a variety of ground movements including rock falls and debris flows. Landslides can be induced by a number of extreme weather or geological conditions such as flooding, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. Severe earthquakes frequently generate widespread landslides, which can cause damage to roads and cut off rivers. For some earthquakes the resulting landslides cause damage that is greater than the initial ground motion.

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Data Application of the Month: Landslides
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UN-SPIDER Newsletter 2/15: Space-based Information for Post-2015 Sustainable Development

United Nations/Germany International Conference on Earth Observation successfully concluded

130 international experts convened in Bonn to discuss the benefits of Earth observation for sustainable development (Image: DLR/Timm Bourry)

On 28 May 2015, UNOOSA and its co-organizers, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), successfully concluded the three day United Nations/Germany International Conference on Earth observation in Bonn, Germany. The conference was kindly supported by Secure World Foundation, the City of Bonn and Digital Globe.

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Fri, 29/05/2015 - 11:03

Africa starts using the potential of space technology

Horn of Africa and Gulf of Aden from the International Space Station (Image: NASA)

In recent years, many African countries have started using the potential and usefulness of space technology more and more, as an article in The Conversation points out. In sub-Saharan Africa, these are mostly Nigeria and South Africa.

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Tue, 12/05/2015 - 13:56

7th Africa Working Group Meeting on Disaster Risk Reduction

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The Africa Working Group (AWG) on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) meets bi-annually to take stock of the progress made regionally on the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) and the Africa Regional Strategy for DRR and its Extended Programme of Action: 2006-2015. 

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12

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11/05/2015

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Yaounde

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  • Cameroon

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24th Regional Training Course on Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction in a Changing Climate

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The fundamental principle of community-based disaster risk reduction (CBDRR) involves the development of bottom-up processes arising from the communities themselves. Development is based on the community's specific needs and its aspirations for safety, and appropriate actions to address these. In above context, ADPC realizes CBDRR is a significant principle to reduce the disaster risk. Therefore, ADPC is pleased to announce the 24th Regional Training Course on Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction to be held from July 20-31, 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand.

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14

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101

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20/07/2015 to 31/07/2015

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Bangkok

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  • Thailand

Event Organisers: 

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC)

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Disaster Risk Reduction III

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Content

·         Risk, hazard and capacipty maps

·         Vulnerability and capacity assessments

·         Community based disaster risk reduction

·         Early warning systems

·         Natural hazards

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11/05/2015 to 14/05/2015

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Mon, 11/05/2015

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Madrid

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  • Spain

Event Organisers: 

Centro de Estudios en Desastres y Emergencias

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Disaster Risk Reduction (RedR UK)

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What does the course cover?

Basic Disaster Management Terms and Concepts Hyogo Framework CBDRM Framework for DRR Introduction to HVCA Introduction to Community participatory tools and techniques

Training Target audience

INGO’s, NGO’s, CBO’s and Field Practitioners and Government Departments responsible for DRR

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52

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24/08/2015 to 28/08/2015

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Thu, 06/08/2015

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Greater London

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RedR UK

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Papua New Guinea: New commission for disaster risk reduction

2015 Tropical Cyclone Pam over Vanuatu seen by MODIS (Image: NASA)

The Government of Papua New Guinea will set up a disaster risk reduction body, as announced by the country's ambassador to Japan, Gabriel Dusava, at last week's World Disaster Risk Reduction Conference (WCDRR) in Sendai, Japan.

The body, tasked to liaise with with domestic and international organisations dealing with disaster-related issues, is ready to be implemented once financial matters are approved.

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Mon, 23/03/2015 - 10:10

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