disaster risk reduction

Russia: Disaster risk management a priority during G8 presidency

Disaster Risk Management is among the five priorities

The Head of United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), Margareta Wahlström, welcomed the Russian Federation’s declared intention to making the promotion of integrated disaster risk management one its five priority areas during its G8 presidency.

The Russian Federation stated that it will channel all available efforts into developing a new global agreement on disaster risk reduction to succeed the existing Hyogo Framework for Action which expires in March 2015.

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Tue, 28/01/2014 - 14:13

5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos

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The 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2014 will be held under the theme "Integrative Risk Management - The role of science, technology & practice" from 24 - 28 August 2014 in Davos, Switzerland.

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24/08/2014 to 28/08/2014

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Davos

Event Organisers: 

Global Risk Forum Davos

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UNISDR

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Disaster Risk Reduction in emergencies

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The course is designed to benefit field practitioner staff of INGOs, NGOs, CBOs and goverment department staff responsible for disaster risk reduction.

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03/02/2014 to 07/02/2014

Venue City: 

London

Event Organisers: 

RedR - United Kingdom

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UN-SPIDER participates in RESAP and Asia-Pacific Year meetings

From 26 to 27 November 2013, UN-SPIDER participated in the 17th Session of the Intergovernmental Consultative Committee (ICC) on the Regional Space Applications Programme for Sustainable Development (RESAP) in Bangkok, Thailand. The meeting provided an overview of the work progress of RESAP during 2012-2013 and work plan for 2014-2015. It also discussed how to implement a Regional cooperative mechanism for disaster monitoring and early warning called ‘Drought Mechanism’.

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Wed, 04/12/2013 - 13:00

OECD study: Hyogo Framework boosts funding for disaster risk reduction

Devastation caused by an earthquake in Pakistan in 2005.

A recent study conducted with eleven member States of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) found that “all respondents reported that their DRR funding has either slightly, or significantly, increased since the launch of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) in 2005”, as UNISDR reported. The HFA is an international action plan adopted by all UN member States to reduce mortality and economic losses from disasters.

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Fri, 20/09/2013 - 09:43

Workshop: Disaster Risk Reduction in Emergencies

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Set amidst the context of global climate change and population growth, the number of natural and human-made emergencies every year has increased drastically in the past decade. Although floods, earthquakes, droughts, and other natural hazards cannot be prevented, their impact on communities can be limited through disaster risk reduction (DRR) practices.

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Training Target Audience: 

The course is designed to benefit field practitioner staff of INGOs, NGOs, CBOs and goverment department staff responsible for disaster risk reduction.

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Tuition Remarks: 

Course fees begin from 540 GBP and are based on a price banding system. The fees are inclusive of all training resources, lunch and refreshments

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Registration will take place from 8.45 am on the first day.

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03/02/2014 to 07/02/2014

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London

Event Organisers: 

RedR - United Kingdom

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Training: Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction

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Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR)

The term “ecosystem-based adaptation” (EbA) refers to the use of natural systems as a way to buffer the worst impacts of climate change, maintain the resilience of natural ecosystems, their ecosystem services and the species that support them, and help people and communities adapt to changing conditions. Ecosystem-based adaptation is an important and often-overlooked complement to other modes of adaptation. Ecosystem-based adaptation also refers to conservation actions that protect people from the impacts of climate change.

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24/09/2013 to 27/09/2013

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Darewadi Learning Centre Village Darewadi, block, Dist. Sangamner, Ahmednagar,

Venue City: 

Maharashtra

Event Organisers: 

Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR)

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Japan to host World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in 2015

Director-General of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation Martin Dahi

Japan will host the world conference slated to be held next year at which countries will adopt the successor to the current global blueprint for disaster risk reduction efforts,  as announced today at the Fourth Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction that wrapped up in Geneva.

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Fri, 24/05/2013 - 11:29

Ban Ki-Moon: Economic losses from disaster out of control

 Ban Ki-moon meets with Margareta Wahlström

In a recent press release, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction cited UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon who warned about economic losses from disasters. "The United Nations today issued a stark warning to the world’s business community that economic losses linked to disasters are “out of control” and will continue to escalate unless disaster risk management becomes a core part of business investment strategies."

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Thu, 16/05/2013 - 09:58

Post-2015 disaster risk reduction: The role of outer space

Satellites help to respond to disasters, emergencies and crisis.

In a recent article on their website, UNDRR, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, highlights the discussions revolving around the role of space-based information for the post-2015 disaster risk reduction framework. The discussions had taken place during an interactive forum on 14 March 2013 in Geneva.

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Fri, 19/04/2013 - 10:45

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