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Disaster Risk Reduction

Disaster Risk Reduction is a systematic approach to identifying, assessing and reducing the risks of disaster.

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In Tajikistan, disaster risk reduction begins in schools
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Disaster risk reduction doesn't grab headlines, but we know it saves lives.
Call for abstracts: Science & Technology Conf on Implementation. of Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
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Schools being prepared - a child-centered 'My First Steps in the Disaster Risk Reduction' Methods work in Quito:
Older people's traditional knowledge and understanding of their surroundings can be harnessed in DRR work:
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In Tajikistan, disaster risk reduction begins in schools - PreventionWeb (press release)
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India to host Asia Partnership meeting on Disaster Risk Reduction in New Delhi on November 17-19, 2015
Salim Ali: We need to refect on the Shendai Framework of Disaster Risk Reduction
UNV Philippines is looking for a National UNV Project Associate for Disaster Risk Reduction for the United...
Members of the Regional Selection Committee (RSC) for Gawad KALASAG 2015 visit today Disaster Risk Reduction and...
New publication by UNDP: Sharing what works: South-South Cooperation for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Caribbean. http:/…
Attending the ToT for the School Preparedness Program on Disaster Risk Reduction at Mercy HQ.
Print-ready Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction now available online …
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'Built-in resilience through disaster risk reduction: operational issues'
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discussed the Disaster Preparedness, Risk Reduction and Basic Life Support to the Brgy. Health Workers
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Venue of disaster risk reduction orientation in Taguig
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Training on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management for City & Municipal Action Team.
Urban planning is a powerful tool for disaster risk management:
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UN Conference Deadline July 19 - Consolidating role in the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
GAATES Participating in a Workshop on Emergency Warnings and Disaster Risk Reduction
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Ten essentials for making resilient from UN office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Good news on the front in the Philippines - Provincial office in Leyte.
DWDE is here to remind you that the inclusion of persons with in all aspects of disaster risk reduction efforts can save lives
Rwanda Launches a Spatial Information and Data Portal for Disaster Risk Reduction in Rwanda
Discuss age and disaster risk reduction strategies at our workshop on 25 June. More info here
Seppo: Disaster Risk Reduction is about protecting life. It is about our future generation.
Volunteers on Kaashidhoo describe their activities in disaster risk reduction
"Poverty can turn a hazard into a disaster" - a comment on Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
Mr Ivan Costales of OCD R-1, lectured on the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction & Mgt System
USEC Alexander Pama talking about the Role of Volunteers in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management
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New provincial DRR office opened in Leyte Learn how we support resilience in the Philippines.
Senate seeks youth empowerment in efforts
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Aarhus Centres: Making a difference, from public participation to disaster risk reduction via
Is your country using PPP and including disaster risk reduction considerations into projects?
Now: Elina Palm of providing a summary of the Sendai meeting on risk reduction at side-event
Funding boost for Caribbean to implement the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction UNISDR
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Amb Cevik of Turkey in GA:"earthquake reminds us the need for disaster risk reduction in development plans"
CBM: Importance of inclusive disaster risk reduction - Interview
"The Philippine delegation actively took part in the negotiations for the Sendai Framework, which has global...
Deaths & destruction from shows why we need a funding target for development
For nearly 2 decades we've been supporting disaster risk reduction programs in to help people prepare 4 earthquakes.
India emerges as a leading nation in disaster response - The Economic Times
Adaptation to climate change: linking disaster risk reduction and insurance - Eldis
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State of calamity eyed for 32 Cebu City barangays: CEBU CITY - The Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Manag...
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Discussions resume for second day at the International Seminar on Urban Disaster Risk Reduction & Management in
:W/Vice-Min of Civil Affairs;min long term prtnr on disaster risk reduction.
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With Vice-Minister of Civil Affairs; ministry long term partner on disaster risk reduction.
World: Scaling up urban disaster management and risk reduction measures more critical than e...
PIA-6A/KLAN: Aklan's Disaster Risk Reduction and Management offices are monitoring the progress of Typhoon...
The Post 2015 global framework for Disaster Risk Reduction should include nature based solutions.
The Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (was held between March 14-17 in Sendai, Japan. As...
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The Niger Emergency Management Agency (NISEMA) has launched the school disaster Risk Reduction Club at Bagudu...
"First MOOC featuring ecosystem-based solutions for disaster risk reduction and Climate Change Adaptation"
Working on my paper for the side event on at the in Sendai next month:
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Local youth volunteers supported by are training children in disaster risk reduction.
Healthy ecosystems play a role in disaster risk reduction. Dunes, oyster reef & wetlands more impt than ever.
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At Kobe Summit interesting talk on disaster risk reduction with local Authorities andConsul Generals.
Social media's role in disaster risk reduction
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The ACP-EU Natural Disaster Risk Reduction Program at GFDRR is helping build for vulnerable communities:
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Media and comms can save those vulnerable to disaster. Join the in March 2015
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Economic costs from major doubled over past 10 years - and are set to rise .
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Our very own Ilan Kelman will be speaking at the and framework seminar Mar 4
Sanitation programmes need to be sustainable even in the face of natural disasters
African youth leaders Sabelo Mnukwa and Felix Luis Carlos discuss Disaster Risk Reduction strategies onboard Peace Boat. (Photo by Joseph Hincks) In a small room on Deck 6 of the Ocean Dream, youth leaders from four African countries hashed out a strategy for disaster risk reduction (DRR) on their continent as part of a collaborative project between the Peace Boat Disaster Relief Volunteer Center (PBV) and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR.) [ 1128 more words. ]
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ALHAMDULILLAH! CONGRATULATIONS! Talipao MDRRMC recieved ARMM Regional Gawad KALASAG CY 2014, an award as Outstanding Performance in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) and for invaluable service, support, and contribution to ARMM Regional DRRM Council in the implementation of various DRRM plans and programs all through-out the year in the region. Also, CONGRATULATIONS! LGU-Talipao, Sulu for the project "Hi Inah, Hi Apuh Panday, Hi Midwife, Iban Aku: A Facility-Based Delivery Incentive Program" ranked as 1st Runner Up in 1-Local Government Unit - 1 Good Governance Initiative (1LGU-1GGI) 2014, the ARMM's special program that gives recognition to local initiatives that are innovative, sustainable and have contributed to the advancement of the constituency. My warmest CONGRATULATIONS and THANKS to the following: to our very active and supportive LCE Hon. Mayor HJA. SITTI RAYA T. TULAWIE; MPDC MR. ALBENHAR URAO-ALIH, MHO DR. SHARIFA MADZDA HASSAN-SAMAIN, and other partners for 1LGU-1GGI. for the Gawa ...
Heavy Rainfall Warning No. 11 (Final) Weather System: Tropical Depression at: 03:00 PM, 9 December 2014 (Tuesday) Light to moderate rains affecting Batangas, Metro Manila, Tarlac, Cavite, Laguna, Rizal, Quezon, Pampanga, Bulacan, Bataan, Zambales and Nueva Ecija which may persist within 3 hours. With this development all HEAVY RAINFALL WARNING over these area is now TERMINATED. •The public and the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council concerned are advised to MONITOR the weather condition and watch for the next advisory to be issued at 09:00 AM today. •For more information and queries, please call at telephone numbers 927-1335 and 927-2877 or log on to www.
BRAZIL’S SÃO PAULO STATE RECOGNIZED BY UN FOR PIONEERING WORK IN BUILDING URBAN RESILIENCE TO DISASTERS Source: UNISDR GENEVA, 3 December 2014 — UNISDR’s Making Cities Resilient Campaign usually recognizes exceptional performance by cities and towns in disaster risk management but today it granted role model status to São Paulo State, Brazil, for its ability to mobilise 211 cities and towns in the populous state to join the Campaign. The four year old campaign now has over 2,400 cities and towns committed to basic principles of disaster management which protect citizens from a range of natural hazards through improved land use, urban planning and strong building codes. Margareta Wahlström, Head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, said: “Brazil recognizes clearly that building urban resilience to disasters is vital for saving lives and avoiding disruption to basic services which all citizens depend on such as hospitals, schools, transport links, Food Security, water, energy and communi ...
Rwanda to celebrate the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction - Rwanda News Agency (registration)
Just got hired by the United Nations as a consulting translator for the Department of Disaster Risk Reduction's RISE Initiative!!!
Today I attended workshop on Disaster Risk Reduction at New Delhi after back from USA. I want to clarify on some spurious false news spread by some antagonistic elements including some media on Chinese President's Visit. 1. Home Ministry has no direct issue for MoU to be signed with China so only related Ministers participated during ceremony with President Xi Jinping. 2. There's no such order for North-East people to stay away from any place. In fact children from NE also interacted with Chinese first lady at Tagore School. We should understand that Tibetans across the country were emotionally charged & ready to go to any extent to protest during the visit. We must know that any incident with Chinese President due to security lapse could cause unthinkable damage to India. Hence unprecedented security was put up & those restrictions were put for Tibetans only. I morally support Tibetan sentiments for their autonomy. Normally, security measures for USA & Chinese President are unprecedented. 3. Some people ...
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Today was the last day of GIRA UBUNTU MONTH,i take this opportunity to thank all people who did something to help their communities during this month especially Peace Ambassadors Kenya from Kenya,Olumide Climate Idowu my fellow UN Youth champion in Disaster Risk Reduction from Nigeria Kofi Yeboah also a UN youth in D.R.R from Ghana,members of Girls Leaders Forum from Rwanda where i belong too, Ménès Nanfa Dieudonné from CameroonSsekandi Ssegujja Ronald and Asha Kawala Kiraire from UGANDA but also Raphael Obonyo and Grace Mageka different activities such as discussions,public debates,community work(Umuganda),walk for peace,advocacy for the girls kidnapped in Nigeria,etc.I also thank Never Again Rwanda,a youth organisation which gives me more knowledge and skills so that i become more effective on my way to sustainable peace and development.
Children and Youth International (formerly known as Rio+twenties) is the legally registered financial institutional support for the UN Major Group Children and Youth. Its aim is to enable fundraising, capacity building and empowerment of young people so that they can participate in negotiations relations to Sustainable Development in particular but not exclusively for process relating to the outcomes of Rio+20, the High Level Political Forum, the Millennium Development Goals and their successors, Disaster Risk Reduction, Small Island Developing States, Consumption and Production Patterns and other negations from time to time that the board believe is relevant.
Assistant Country Director - UNDP - Islamabad Master’s Degree in Conflict Management, Disaster Risk Reduction, Human Rights, Development studies ,Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, Political Sciences, Social Sciences or related field. 5 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in providing, hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects and establishing inter-relationships among international organization and national governments preferably in the area of crisis/conflict management and/or disaster risk management. Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web based management systems. Under the guidance of the DCD, the Assistant Country Director acts as a manager of and advisor to Senior Management on all aspects of CO programme, manages a major programme portfolio in one (medium/large office) or more of the programme practice areas. The main role is to manage the count ...
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Minister of State in the Vice President Office, Mrs. Harriet Turay on Wednesday left the shores of Freetown to attend the third (3rd) Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction in Abuja, Nigeria. The conference which was held within the framework of the fifth (5th) Africa Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction from 13th to 16th May, 2014 in Abuja, Nigeria magnetized over 900 participants including Ministers from various Africa countries, Development Partners including donors, Regional Economic Communities, United Nations, NGOs, Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies among others.
Mike Quilala uploaded resource “ Children as agents of change for Disaster Risk Reduction: Lessons from El Sal...
Anyone in want to connect to discuss Disaster Risk Reduction? Our class is conducting an assessment, and looking for input!
Research Grants Announcement (Please share in your network) Grant available: Seven Grant amount: NPR 40 for each Deadline: 15 June, 2014 Field work and reporting: August, 2014-Jan, 2015 (6 months) Research themes 1. Butterfly inventory 2. Illegal hunting and trade of birds 3. Local food culture 4. Drivers of deforestation and forest degradation 5. Disaster risk reduction 6. Herbal medicine 7. Climate change and local adaptation (Scroll down for detail information) Research Grants Announcement (seven) Friends of Nature (FON) and Welthungerhilfe (WHH) have been piloting the ‘Green School Project’ in Korak VDC of Chitwan district. Green Schools comprise a natural, holistic, student-centered learning environment that empowers and inspires the students to become green leaders in their communities in the long run. We are looking for scientific proposals covering the vague area of environmental issues from the Korak VDC (See below for seven themes), which will document local knowledge and help to prepare ap ...
Statement Attributable to Mr. Mark Bowden, United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Afghanistan Kabul, 2 May, 2014: A series of heavy rain induced landslides struck in the Argo district of Badakhshan in northeastern Afghanistan causing significant loss of life and widespread damage to homes and agriculture. Provincial authorities report that more than 350 Afghans have been killed, more are still missing and many families have been displaced. Mark Bowden, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator said: "On behalf of the UN Humanitarian agencies, I wish to extend our condolences to all those families who have lost loved ones as a result of these landslides. There have now been more Afghans killed through natural disasters in the past seven days than all of 2013” The Afghan Government’s Provincial Disaster Management Committees (PDMC) is leading the coordination of operational response within Badakhshan, with support from humanitarian agencies. Whilst search and rescue operations remain the immediate priority, a ...
Reference number INT0452 JOB PURPOSE: The Programme Manager Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) & Climate Change (CC) will provide strategic leadership, development activism, and operational management to this programme pillar, in delivering the vision of DRR & CC as given in the approved National Change…
hectic sked for the month of May: May 1-facilitating grameen meeting 2-silsilah forum prep meeting with some media practitioners 3-preparatory meeting for the peace rally 4-working commitee for peace rally 5-Interfaith disaster risk reduction committee meeting and packing of good items for the fire victim 6- distribution of relief for the fire victims 7-11 out of town meeting 14 - school supplies distribution in kawit community. 15 staff meeting 14-17 conference in manila 18-24 attending summer course in zamboanga city 25-traveling time 26-31 preparatory meeting and monitoring to four communities Rest and assured that I can reserve enough time for my family. SMILE NA LANG TA ANI BISAN STRESS SA SKED.
Join us on May 9 (6PM) for the 1st Philippines TechCamp - Hackathon : Disaster Risk Reduction and Response for Resilience Building Globe Corporate Showroom This hackathon calls the participation of developers, designers, entrepreneurs, NGOs, for exchange of ideas and collaborate for developing apps and solutions that can help the Philippines for Disaster Risk Reduction and Response.
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US Embassy, USAID, Globe Telecom partner in Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience BuildingMay 3, 2014Top NewsThe BusinessMirror TeamThe U.S. Embassy, US Agency for International Development (USAID), and Globe Telecom join hands to address the growing frequency and magnitude of extreme environmental…
MIT Professor David Simchi-Levi’s Risk Exposure Index (REI) used by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Happening now: Project Development appreciation course focus on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management.
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Belize's Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington (L), General Secretary of CARICOM, Irwin LaRocque (C) and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto (R), at the III Mexico-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Summit in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, on April 29, 2014. Agriculture and disaster risk reduction take centre stage as heads of government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Mexico convene in Merida for their Third Summit.
VACANCY: Assistant Country Director - Programme, Zimbabwe Deadline: 16 May, 2014 Work Location: Harare, Zimbabwe Organizational Profile Founded in 1945, CARE is a leading international humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. In over 80 countries, CARE works with the poorest communities to improve basic health and education, enhance rural livelihoods and Food Security, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity, help vulnerable people adapt to climate change and provide lifesaving assistance during emergencies. CARE places special focus on working alongside women and girls living in poverty because, equipped with the proper resources, women and girls have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. To learn more, visit Job Summary The Assistant Country Director – Programme (ACD-P) is responsible for ensuring that CARE's programmes in Zimbabwe contribute to CARE's vision of "a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, w ...
CONCEPCION TEACHER SUPER TYPHOON "HERO" Panay News, May 1, 2014 ILOILO – The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has chosen the public school teacher who lost his life rescuing children when super typhoon “Yolanda” struck as one of its Pamanang Lingkod Bayani (PLBi) awardees. PLBi is an annual CSC tribute to civilian public servants who displayed the characters of a bayani (hero) in the name of public service. Rogelio Lardera Sr., teacher at Concepcion Central School, died on November 8, 2013 after being hit by a broken tree branch which caused him to fall off the truck carrying volunteers and rescued residents during the onslaught of “Yolanda.” Prior to the incident, Lardera left his family after evacuating them in his parent’s house to fulfill his obligations as a Manaphag Quick Response Team volunteer. The PLBi has three components: Pamanang Parangal sa Lingkod Bayani, where the deceased civil servant is given recognition Pamanang Lingkod Bayani Iskolarsyip wherein three immediate family member ...
UNISDR: A RESILIENT PLANET, RESILIENT PEOPLE (From the Foreword of UNISDR's Annual Report for 2013 now available on line) The year 2013 was studded with many milestones which underscored the wisdom of those who designed and adopted the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) in 2005. It has promoted an unprecedented set of clear priorities for what the world needs to get right when it comes to reducing exposure and vulnerability to multiplying threats from natural hazards. Some of the clearest evidence yet that mortality from weather-related disasters has been reduced over the last decade with pre-emptive evacuations and improvements in critical infrastructure such as public roads and housing, was presented by the Indian State of Odisha. It avoided major loss of life largely through the well-timed evacuation of almost one million people from the coastal areas hit by Cyclone Phailin in October 2013. A major focus for UNISDR over the last two years has been the consultations on a new post-2015 framework for disast ...
Calling all developers, designers, students, be part of a good cause. Sign up for the 1st Philippine TechCamp Hackathon on May 9 and 10. This hackathon intends to bring digital solutions to risks and dangers posed by calamities. Let's use Tech for Resilience and help the Philippines towards Disaster Risk Reduction! Share with all your computer designer and programmer friends!
'Essentially, for every $100 spent on development aid, just 40 cents has been invested in defending that aid from the impact of disasters'. - Financing Disaster Risk Reduction Report, Sept 2013
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I am 95 percent done with the Six (6) year Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Plan of Olongapo City...Im just finishing the cover page and the messages of the Department Heads who chairs each of the DRRM Thematic Areas. After 4 long months of hardwork...
Plan's Mark Pierce on panel on disaster risk reduction at "Cash more effective than commodities"
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The UN has posted their new Disaster Risk Reduction for Resilience Program. is in full support!
Disaster Risk Reduction Training on Thursday. =_= Will be the one to attend for UPPC. Who's going??
My own desk, a UN staff pass and ... chocolate... for my few days work at UNISDR HQ in Geneva working on 2015 Sendai Youth Forum. If you're keen to be involved in leading children/ youth conversations in the build up to the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction do let me know!
THANK YOU, LORD for the Boys and Girls Brigade Philippines' Advanced Officers Training Course conducted recently by the Community Emergency Response Team of Bacolod City's Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office at the MCC campus and Sta. Fe Resort. Thank you, too for the 33 participants from nine schools, including 14 from MCC, who were trained in disaster preparedness, water rescue and disaster medical operations.
Open Data PH is proud to be one of the partners for the TechCamp on Disaster Risk Reduction this coming May 5-6.
Philippines Senator urges use of info in building reduction
2nd Arab Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction next month in Sharm el Sheikh …
UN Member States concluded the second reading of the Zero Draft of the Outcome of the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS), ending the intersessional meeting of Preparatory Committee. The intersessional meeting opened on 21 April 2014, at UN Headquarters in New York, US. Topics addressed included: Sustainable economic development; Oceans and Seas; Disaster Risk; Health and NCDs; Food Security; Water; Sustainable Consumption and Production; Sustainable Tourism; Climate Change; Sustainable Energy; Sustainable Transport; Forests; Desertification, land degradation and drought; Biodiversity; Management of chemicals and waste, including hazardous waste; Social Development; Partnerships; Financing; Trade; Capacity Building; Technology Transfer; Data Collection and Management; Institutional Support to SIDS; and Monitoring and Accountability. Consultations reflected areas of convergence to include Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Food Security, Health and NCDs, Sustainable Consumpt ...
APRIL 2014: SP OF SAMAR COMMENDS SORSOGON - In their Lakbay Aral tour last April 2014, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan members as well as functionaries from Samar Province (Catbalogan) were here in Sorsogon to exchange ideas with the Local Government as regards to the Provincial Revenue Code. Moreover, to present the Province with a plaque commending the People of Sorsogon for “an exemplary and prompt response in providing unsolicited and invaluable aid, support and relief to the inhabitants of the Province of Samar affected by Super Typhoon Yolanda.” Past November 18, 2013 – the Honorable Governor Raul R. Lee requested the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Sorsogon to pass and enact a resolution to utilize and charge from the 30% Quick Response Fund of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Fund the amount of P600, 000.00 to be donated to the victims of Typhoon Yolanda in the provinces of Samar and Leyte. Furthermore, a joint relief operation between the Provincial Government of Sorsogon and ...
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How the sister state partnership opens the door for Disaster Reduction and resilience initiatives
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The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction reported that disasters have affected around 2
Preparing a Disaster Risk Reduction campaign in the Philippines before typhoon season
Indonesian disabled people's organisations training on
Gujarat was awarded the Prestigious UN Sasakawa Award for Outstanding work in the field of disaster management and risk reduction.
Whether a occurs suddenly or gradually, the most vulnerable ppl r usually least able to withstand it.
PM Douglas leads delegation to Third CARICOM-Mexico Summit to discuss agriculture and disaster risk reduction .
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Today, & launching regional research on child-centred urban in Asia. Read the report here:
Often good enough is good enough; better than gold standard assessment, you to go to scale quicker
Risk assessments can be used to make disaster risk reduction higher on the political agenda
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Risk assessment by global experts will not be taken up in developing country unless locals are engaged-Alanna Simpson
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One third of development assistance undermined each year by disasters: Alanna Simpson
Q1: What are the participatory projects in the city or baranggay? - EXPLAIN the process - INCLUDE organizations/people involved in the said project - PLEASE CITE SOURCES! (author/writer & date published) - if possible (get the EXACT year it was done) (for IVAN) 1. Integrated Waste and Management Scheme for Small and Medium Scale Slaughterhouses 2. Social and Technical Preparation and Promotion (for EARL) 3.Livelihood and Microfinance Programs 4.Millennium Development Goals (for KIMMI) 5.Development of Housing Projects (Disiplina Village) 6.WIN Edukasyon Program (ME) 7.Pollution Control and Proper Solid Waste Control Management 8.Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Program
Governor Rebecca A. Ynares during the Environmental Army training and San Mateo River clean-up with San Mateo Mayor Paeng Diaz and Vice Mayor Tina Diaz, members of Sangguniang Bayan and barangay captains. Officer-in-charge of Provincial Administrator's Office Atty. Jorge Bernardo discussed the six new components of YES to Green Program: Cleaning, Recycling, Greening, Tourism, Environmental & Natural Resources and Disaster Risk Reduction & Management. After the training, the newly trained environmental armies proceed to San Mateo River for the clean-up.
  Senator Loren Legarda today renewed her call for more investments in renewable energy as part of a long-term solution to the growing power needs of the country and to mitigate the effects of environmental degradation and climate change.   Legarda, the United Nations Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation for Asia-Pacific, made the call at the Clean Technology Congress 2014 organized by ThomasLloyd in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.   “The aftermath of Haiyan was an eye-opener for us Filipinos. The devastation it caused made us realize that we need to climate- and disaster-proof our energy sector,” Legarda said.   Typhoon Haiyan left more than 6,000 dead and nearly 2,000 missing. Damages and losses are estimated at P571.1 billion (equivalent to USD 12.9 billion).[1]   Legarda, co-author and co-sponsor of the Philippine Renewable Energy Law, noted that the Philippines has already established a legal framework that provides for necessary policy mechanisms for the developmen ...
Today, Tess Vistro of Apwld - Asia Pacific Forum on Women Law and Development APWLD & WMG presents on disaster risk reduction and climate change. "In the Philippines, Typhoon Haiyan cost 6000+ lives, 2000 missing, 27.000 injured, 5% GDP. Women in poverty most vulnerable to disasters e.g 80-90% death '91 flooding Bangladesh were women. Women and girls suffer increased sexual assaults after disaster, also now after Hayan. 9 out of 10 women suffered sexual assaults after Tsunami in India -also increased enforced child marriage. Eliminating gender discrimination must be central part of Disaster Risk Reduction goals & target. We need increased resilience of communities by transformation to agro-ecology (more resilient) & decentralized renewable energy."
On 19 December 2013, the United Nations appointed a Special Envoy for Disaster Risk Reduction and Water who will support the United Nations’ work on water related disaster risk reduction. Han Seung-soo of the Republic of Korea has formerly served as his country’s Prime Minister between 2008 and 2009...
Right now at hotel marshyangdo thamel for national level sharing meeting on disaster risk reduction and climate change adaption
Episode 7 of Talk of the Town available now. Disaster risk reduction:
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The devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda highlights more than ever the need for effective Disaster Risk Reduction BEFORE natural hazards strike. As a result I'm delighted that IDV's partnership with Buklod Tao in Banaba, Rizal, continues to grow ever stronger. While in Manila today I took the opportunity to visit Buklod Tao and check in on the progress of our new flood rescue boats. One new small Vodafone Foundation boat has recently been completed and the large "Grahame Maher" boat is also out of it's mold. So, we took the opportunity to "borrow" a previously completed large boat to showcase how the Grahame Maher boat will look when finished. Please consider donating today to support IDV's ongoing work in the Philippines and in Haiti: You can use the link about but remember that if you setup a new recurring donation via our GlobalGiving links below your gift with be matched: Support Haiyan Survivors: Build a Resilient Manila: Change lives at EIM: Support Haitian Orpha ...
NonProfit News: Priorities for the post-2015 disaster risk reduction international framework
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Tour and hotel operators should adopt an integrated disaster risk reduction management system to always be prepared at all times.- Sen. Koko
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Brilliant talk from Kate Crowley on disaster risk reduction conf on Tectonic Hazards. htt…
Former Corean Prime Minister Han Seung Soo appointed by UN SG to support UN work on disaster risk reduction:
in a briefing on earthquake and disaster risk reduction, as a component of NDU course in Muzafarabad
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Special Representative of the UN secretary general for disaster risk reduction Margareta Wahlstrom expressed happiness about the Odisha government's restoration and rehabilitation work after cyclone Phailin came.To her "A lot of development has taken place within only two months of the cyclone,” At the same time she also appreciated the government for undertaking restoration activities promptly.For information here , i would like to mention that ,hailing the Odisha government for effective preparedness ahead of the cyclone, the UN had yesterday honoured Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik by presenting a citation as a mark of recognition.
Margareta Wahlström, Spl Rep of the UN Secy-General for Disaster Risk Reduction visited phailin hit area of Ganjam Dist.
Loss and damage: disaster risk reduction messages for COP19 and beyond
Disaster risk reduction and gender: post 2015 gender equality in the future we want
This one is hard to top in terms of Noynoy imposing his will to suppress the truth as the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDR...
Rep. Teodorico Haresco wants to expand role of DOH and Red Cross in the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC)
The United Nations (UN) today felicitated Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for the state government’s effort to evacuate nearly a million people ahead of tropical storm Phailin that made a landfall on coastal Odisha in October. Patnaik was present a citation by Margareta Wahlstrom, Special Representative (disaster risk reduction) of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon at the state secretariat. “Odisha is the first state to receive such award from United Nation among Southeast Asian nations,” said a statement from the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO). Patnaik dedicated the award to Odisha citizens saying the biggest ever evacuation programme could be possible because of cooperation from people’s representative, media and officials of weather department. The state government is in the process of preparing a climate action plan and it will be implemented soon, the Chief Minister informed. Wahlstrom appreciated the rescue operation conducted by the Odisha government in her speech and invited Patnaik to atten ...
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Margareta Wahlstrom, Spl Rep of the UN Secy Gen (SRSG) for Disaster Risk Reduction, scheduld to visit Phailin-hit Ganjam dist today
United Nations (UNO) Secretary General Ban Ki Moon’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Madam Margaret Wahlstrom on Friday presented a citation award to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for Good Crisis Management of overcoming PHAILIN which arrived in the State of Odisha on 12th Oct-2013. In another event, Odisha got the Jury award at India Today Conclave for the same works of Crisis Management of Phailin.Congratulations Hon'ble Chief Minister Odisha and the People of Odisha.Thank You.
has released its Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction:
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PADF visits La Canaan neighborhood in Tegucigalpa, Honduras as part of our disaster risk reduction project in the region
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Public & private sectors should review disaster risk reduction & management program to mitigate threats from natural & man-made disasters.
Han Seung-soo (Rep. of Korea) appointed UN's Special Envoy for Disaster Risk Reduction and Water
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‘Yolanda’ death toll in Phl: 6,100: THE National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Fr...
PDRRN, Biliran province ink humanitarian assistance agreement by: Rodrigo S. Victoria NAVAL, Biliran, December 18 (PIA) – The People’s Disaster Risk Reduction Network Incorporated (PDRRN) and the provincial government of Biliran signed an agreement which officially starts the collaborative efforts of extending humanitarian assistance to reduce the sufferings of the most vulnerable and affected households in the province by Typhoon Yolanda. The humanitarian assistance undertaking is a multi-stakeholders project in partnership with the Church World Service (CWS)-Asia Pacific and the funding support through AmeriCares of USA; Development and Peace of Canada; Mennonites Central Committee of USA and the Peace Boat of Japan. The ceremonial signing of the memorandum of agreement (MOA) between the PDRRN and the provincial government of Biliran was held on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at the provincial capitol. Signing the MOA were Biliran Vice-Governor Eriberto D. Tubis, Jr. who represented Governor Gerard ...
Margareta Wahlstrom, Spl Rep of UN Secy Gen for Disaster Risk Reduction, presents citation to CM 4 effctve mngmnt of cyclone Phailin
This report addresses the need for a strong commitment to advancing resilience and disaster risk reduction (DRR) strategies
This publication provides a practical introduction into the organization of community based disaster risk reduction activities in Southeast Europe
This brief addresses disaster risk reduction (DRR) as a priority in order to curb the rising cost of humanitarian assistance and economic loss, while also protecting long-term development investments
Have you heard about the GOJ/EU/UNEP Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction Project Jamaica? a. Yes b. No
Good morning Philippines and the rest of the world. We would like to remind everybody that this group is dedicated to issues concerning security, climate change and disaster risk reduction issue. Posting of commercial ads is not accepted since this is not a product indorsing fb group. Looking for your guidance and compliance. Lets advocate safety and disaster resilient communities all over the world. Respectfully yours, Bro. Winston
A video statement made by Mr Keith Hinds, Mayor, at the Third Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Geneva, May 2011.
If you missed the official announcement of the 3rd World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction last week, here's Margareta Wahlstrom talking about it at an Ambassadorial Dialogue meeting today organized by the Permanent Mission of Mexico to the UN Geneva. You can also find more info on the World Conference set for 2015 here:
A delegation from Fiji attended the Third Session of the Committee on Disaster Risk Reduction at the UNESCAP Head Office in Bangkok late last month.
This year's Oblation Run pushes for improved government policies on disaster risk reduction and management
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its conformed im going back to sri lanka for research . Disaster risk reduction and community resilience with Sri lanka Red Cross matale branch ... will work under community resilience project in dambulla.:)
The latest issue of Water Front looks at different ways of meeting the water scarcity challenge, including water pricing, water stewardship and disaster risk reduction.
This publication considers disaster risk reduction from an urban perspective, with a focus on the cities of the Asia Pacific region
Vicariate Mapping Workshop ST. EZEKIEL BUILDING SAN SEBASTIAN PARISH Msgr. Clemente and Ms. Rachelle Corpus of the Quiapo Church Disaster Risk Reduction Management Ministry or the “QCDRRMM” held a mapping workshop for the Baranggay officials, students and community volunteers from three vicariate parishes of San Jose De Trozo. Msgr. Clem discussed the importance and the purpose of the QCDRRMM, its projects and how it helps Quiapo Church in extending help and assistance to the victims of the past disasters. The projects by the QCDRRMM were presented during the workshop, as well as the government agencies and other institutions the disaster ministry work with. The importance of being prepared during disaster was also discussed due to the increasing number of casualties during disasters due to climate change.
DSWD 7 maps out use of donated cash Monday, December 16, 2013 THE Disaster Risk Reduction and Response Operation (DRRRO) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will submit a proposal on how to use the 17,817 Malaysian Ringgit donated by the Amitabha Disaster Relief Team (ADRT). The donation is equivalent to P239,694.90 and is intended for Yolanda survivors. Amitabha is a charity organization in Malaysia. The money was received by DSWD 7 Assistant Director Nemia Antipala, who said they are grateful to the Malaysian people. “Rest assured this cash donation will reach the affected families as we are now in the rehabilitation stage,” Antipala was quoted in a press statement sent to Sun.Star Cebu by Kerwin Macopia of DSWD 7. The DSWD said this is the first time an international organization sent a cash donation because most of the relief aid was in kind. Receipt The agency deposited the money to the DSWD bank account and issued an official receipt to the donor. The DSWD 7 said that to d ...
Though the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council law allowed him to remove the mayor if he is "no longer able to function," Aquino said he did not do so because it might have been construed as persecution of someone identified with the Marcos family.
It's official, I was invited as a speaker at the 'Learning Visit on the Province of Albay' Disaster Risk Reduction Management- Climate Change Action Program organized by Galing Pook Foundation. It will be the world premier of my two models of the Eco-EcoHouse, the Ecologically Sustainable/Climate Resilient & Economically Affordable Housing Project. It will be on Tuesday afternoon at Hotel St. Ellis
Ghana loses Ghc15m to fire disasters in 2013 – NADMO Ghana experienced 478 incidences of fire disasters nationwide in 2013, affecting 11,766 persons, National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) said on Thursday. The cost of damage of the fires which included some markets in the cities was estimated at over Ghc15 million. This came to light at the National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Risk Management meeting organized by NADMO for stakeholders to take stock of their activities and what they have been doing so far to facilitate disaster management in the country. According to the report of the National Technical Committee on Fires and Lighting, there were also 15 fatalities during the period and attributed the causes of the fire outbreaks to non- observance of basic fire safety regulations. The year under review also saw severe flooding/Rainstorms/Windstorms nationwide, affecting over 23,000 persons. Some parts of the Bunkprugu Yunyoo and the East Mamprusi districts in the ...
Strengthening the capacity of LGUs in disaster risk reduction and development planning in Region XII 12
A lack of preparedness, leadership and proactive solutions over the past three years was seen persisting in the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) despite early announcements and pronouncements of anticipatory mobilization of the government’s disaster risk reduction and managem...
PIA-11/DAVAO CITY: NEDA Regional Director Ma. Lourdes Lim noted that disaster risk reduction management and Climate Change Adaptation are being integrated in all sectors Regional Development Plan. Science and Technology has also become an important component of the plan for industries in the region to become competitive especially during the integration of ASEAN regional economy.
A book with very helpful illustration and tables. For a Safer Life in our communities. Disaster Risk Reduction in Southeast Europe
Mayor Beng Climaco convened Wednesday afternoon the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (CDRRMC) to discuss plans and updates on the ongoing efforts to rehabilitate the city, particularly
PIA-11/DAVAO DEL NORTE: The Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction Mgmt Council of the province recently approved the creation of a climate change academy to grant a fund for the study of climate change effects in the local ecosystem from the seas to the mountains.
via PIA Masbate Information Center: Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council members are briefed on the level of response to Typhoon by their counterparts in the Province of briefing, which took place at the Masbate Airport this Sunday morning, was attended by Armed Forces Southern Luzon Command chief Lt. Gen. Caesar Ordoyo , Police Director for Bicol Region Chief Supt. Victor Deona, Office of Civil Defense Director for Bicol Raffy Alejandro IV, Social Welfare and Development Regional Director Arnel Garcia, Regional Center for Health Development Director Gloria Balboa, Interior and Local Government s Regional Director Blandino Maceda, Masbate Governor Rizalina Seachon-Lanete, and Rep. Scott Davies Lanete, among others. The RDRRMC brought medicines to typhoon-hit villages in Masbate.
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    AIR TRANSPORT IN THE CARIBBEAN AND ITS IMPACT ON TOURISM   Since its inception, the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) has played a pivotal role in facilitating the discussion of issues which have a crosscutting effect on the development and wellbeing of the Greater Caribbean region.  Its four focal areas (Trade, Sustainable Tourism, Disaster Risk Reduction and Transport) are interrelated and share common points of interest such as air and maritime connectivity, which affects not only tourism but trade as well as.   In this article, we focus on air connectivity, which has a growing impact on the region’s tourism, affecting in particular the SIDS (Small Island Developing States), which depend heavily on this economic activity.   For persons participating in intraregional tourism, be it foreigners or Caribbean natives, it is known that in order to arrive at nearby, or even neighbouring islands, it can take an average of 8 hours to do so. The traveller is sometimes required to stay overnight b ...
~~ MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! ~~ Our goal for the last quarter of 2013 was to develop a strategic second source for bamboo housing construction. Happy to report that after visits and discussions with a number of potential partners in SE Asia, we have now identified an organization in Vietnam to collaborate with. Our first priority was to co-design a cost competitive robust pre-fabricated bamboo house for CO2 Bambu's amphibious house project. We are now ready to engage with international stakeholders and donors interested in supporting our vision to deploy low cost flood resilient bamboo housing in Latin America and SE Asia. The bi-national team that we aim to build will be a model of "South South cooperation" in the area of Disaster Risk Reduction. Ultimately we hope to build at competitive prices flood resilient bamboo homes in Nicaragua for Latin America and in Vietnam for the South East Asian market. To launch this bi-national initiative we will focus on the community of Tipitapa, Nicaragua for a pilot pro ...
Disaster Reduction: Thailand and a real eye-opener. Read our latest post from Pari about on CBM blog!
One way to bridge the gap and include those with disability in Disaster Risk Reduction is technology, especially mobile phones.
6th case study highlights PWD participation in disaster risk reduction c/o Handicap International.
Emergency telecoms is an integral part of work for disaster management + disaster risk reduction
Mtg today to talk 3-year WASH plan. Some exciting ideas; looking 4 more re: Disaster Risk Reduction. thoughts? DM me...
PIA9 conducts a meeting today with nformation officers & heads of the local disaster risk reduction management...
One focus for Disaster Risk Reduction is inclusion projects to help persons with disability in the event of a disaster.
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We are advocating for disability inclusive disaster risk reduction community plans. -Carmen Zubiaga, NCDA
ECHO speaks our language when it comes to disaster risk reduction.
(Oct. 11) Offices in the Prov. Govt of Bulacan (except Hospitals/Health Offices/Disaster Risk Reduction & Mngmt)
We encourage our Fellows to be part of a &contribute to disaster risk reduction awareness in their school communities!
October 13th is the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction. This year's theme centers on disasters and people with disability.
There is an online website with free access to disaster risk reduction materials Free, to be shared and open to all!
How can a community leverage and help their public schools with disaster risk reduction? Join the convo!
In the last decade, disasters affected an estimated 67 million children around the world each year.
Program is about to start in 5 minutes! Join us in celebrating the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction!
Area: Quezon province. •Possible FLOODING in low lying areas. •The public and the disaster risk reduction and...
Performed with TBTB tonight at the United Nations- they commissioned me 2 write 4 disaster risk reduction. So fun! Thanks DRR gang & TBTB!
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For every US$9 spent responding to disasters, only $1 is spent on preventing & preparing for them. via
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