resilience

Fourth session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction announced

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) invites all disaster risk reduction stakeholders to participate in the Fourth Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction "Invest Today for a Safer Tomorrow" that will be held in Geneva at the International Conference Center from Sunday 19 May to Thursday 23 May 2013.

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Thu, 30/08/2012 - 16:21

7th Conference "International Day for Disaster Reduction"

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The International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction, established by the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN), has as a main objective a reflection about natural disasters.

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39

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-9

Date: 

15/10/2012

Venue: 

Auditório Recreios da Amadora

Venue City: 

Amadora

Event Organisers: 

UNISDR
Portuguese Government
Municipality of Amadora

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UNISDR announces International Day for Disaster Reduction 2012

The United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction, UNISDR, announced the International Day for Disaster Reduction 2012. Officially it is on the 13th of October, but as this year it falls on Saturday, the UN will observe the day on Friday 12th of October.

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Thu, 09/08/2012 - 11:16

UN launches new initiative for urban risk management

The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) launched a new initiative to support cities around the world to manage risk following the worst year on record for economic losses from disasters. It also announced today that over 1,000 cities have now joined its "Making Cities Resilient" Campaign.

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Thu, 19/04/2012 - 08:53

3rd Global Forum on Urban Resilience & Adaptation

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While cities make efforts to reduce their

Date: 

12/05/2012 to 15/05/2012

Venue: 

Gustav-Stresemann-Institut

Venue City: 

Bonn

Event Organisers: 

 ICLEI

Co-organisers: 

 City of Bonn, World Mayors Council on Climate Change

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1

Earth Observation and Tsunami Warning System Seen as Critical to Revitalizing Japan

In the wake of the devastating earthquake and tsunami, Japan is investing in sensors and systems to ensure resilience.

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Mon, 06/02/2012 - 14:10

Local and hi-tech responses needed when disaster strikes in Africa

Indigenous knowledge should be harnessed to new technologies to help break the cycle of natural calamities in Africa, according to Juliana Rotich, executive director of Ushahidi, a Nairobi-based online open source software developer. A great deal of indigenous knowledge existed on natural disasters, she told SciDev.Net at the Eye on Earth Summit in Abu Dhabi today (14 December). It needed only to be collected, analysed by experts, put in usable format, and made available to people.

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Tue, 20/12/2011 - 12:43

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