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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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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 ...
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.
Esri and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) have formed a partnership to build more resilient communities with geospatial technology.
National Emergency Management Agency PRESS RELEASE NIGERIA TO HOST 5TH AFRICAN REGIONAL PLATFORM FOR DISATER RISK REDUCTION The Federal Government, United Nation Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for Africa (UNISDR), Africa Union (AU) and Economic Community of West Africa (ECOWAS) through the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) will host the 5th African Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in Abuja, at Transcorp Hilton Hotel from 13th – 16th May 2014. The overall aim of the African Regional Platform is to identify key priorities and commitments for Africa’s position on the post Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) 2015 and develop a future action plan focused on building the resilience of African communities in line with Sustainable Development goals. Ministers and government officials across Africa will discuss and adopt a draft declaration based on a compilation of recommendation emerging from the three days of stakeholder deliberation and dialogue. Abo ...
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 ...
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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.
.App is not bad but what is really needed is a disaster risk reduction XXl century tool! regards
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 www.care.ca. 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 ...
Press release - 2 May 2014 – UNISDR 2014/09   GENEVA, 2 May 2014 – The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) today welcomed 64 municipalities spread across Spain’s volcanic chain of seven Canary Islands into the Making Cities Resilient Campaign, which now has 1,800 adherents around the world.   Jerry Velasquez, UNISDR Head of Advocacy, said: “The Canary Islands is a unique territory and is taking very strong action to build its resilience to disasters across a range of hazards which include tropical storms, floods, volcanic eruptions and the threat of fires. The political commitment of the islands’ executive to making disaster risk reduction an integral part of its governance model is an example to other island territories across the world.”   The Mayor of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Jose Manuel Bermudez, who initiated moves to join the Campaign, said: “I am happy to join UNISDR’s Making Cities Resilient Campaign. I realized early on the need for leadership in this area and we have ...
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.
Dear all, to help mark the approaching 10th anniversary of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA), the UNISDR Sub-Regional Office for the Pacific launched the inaugural Pacific Innovation and Leadership Award for Resilience (PILAR), a first ever for UNISDR in the region. The award recognizes exemplary actions undertaken by individuals, businesses, communities, governments or non-governments organisation (including UN agencies) across all Pacific Island Countries and Territories to build community and national resilience through disaster risk reduction measures. The winner will be announced at the forthcoming Pacific Platform for DRM on 2 June here in Suva. For more information: kelliherand merikelliher.unisdr
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 …
Did you know... The Hyogo Framework for Action: Building the resilience of nations and communities to disasters 2005-15 (HFA) emphasized that disasters are a development issue and called for integrating disaster risk reduction (DRR) in all development actions. The HFA recognizes that women and men are differently at risk from disasters and that their vulnerabilities differ; that women and men are equipped with different skills and capacities for disaster risk reduction. HFA underscores gender integration as a core factor in its implementation.
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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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
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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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I am working as team leader in Intersos INGO Disaster Risk Reduction. I found in my 8 monto experience that most of Afg
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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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Emily Wilkinson presents new report on risk-informed decisionmaking live now on:
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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: www.idvolunteers.org/donate 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 ...
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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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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
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.
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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
ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD CAPACITY OF YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS ON DISASTER RISK REDUCTION: This is the time! As we enjoy the Xmas and New Year vacation and celebration in our various homes, we can use this opportunity since all are expected at home during this season to discuss Disaster Risk Reduction and Family Emergency Response Plans. Disaster Risk Reduction is about identifying risks and putting up measures to reduce the risks identified. This is achieved by understanding the various hazards at home and in the locality, sets of conditions that make people at risk vulnerable to those hazards and build capacities through series of measures to reduce peoples vulnerabilities to those hazards and risks. This you can discuss in your house at anytime when the opportunity avail or you create specific time such as after morning prayer, after dinner etc. Better still, you can create time and engage DRR expert to come and discuss this with the family. This done, you are making your family and the community you liv ...
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
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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
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.
    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 ...
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~~ 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!
International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction exhibit happening now at
For every US$9 spent responding to disasters, only $1 is spent on preventing & preparing for them. via
yes im attending today Strengthening Disaster Risk Reduction in ASEAN.
Why children must be involved in disaster risk reduction:
A group of deaf mimes demonstrate disaster risk reduction for people with disabilities at the
Celebration of the interNational Disaster Risk Reduction day - Disability
Peru was highlighted as a leader in disaster risk reduction in the launch of a recent global report on the subject:
Attending an event on Disaster Risk Reduction. Focusing on disabled people and the cost of inaction
Peru's new ambassador to the giving remarks at a a reception for disaster risk reduction and disabilities.
In Ghana, World Disaster Risk Reduction Day to include presentation at School for the Deaf
Prevention is powerful: Lamia Akhter saved her family’s life when a cyclone struck in
Fascinating discussion on Disaster Risk Reduction. It can save lives like Mukta:
The essence, the results and the way forward to community managed Risk Reduction
There is a need to include persons with disabilities in post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction
Feeling like a hero! :') Extinguishing a fire during my Disaster Risk Reduction ...…
Postdoc opp: SNAP seeks postdoc to participate in project focusing on coastal disaster risk reduction.
PIA-3/PAMPANGA: Palayan bagged the Best CDRRMC (Independent and component city category) award of the Regional Gawad KALASAG for continually achieving excellence in mobilizing stakeholders to pursue commendable disaster risk reduction and management program.
PIA-3/PAMPANGA: OCD Deputy Executive Administrator Romeo Fajardo called on mayors in Central Luzon, specifically those within the Pampanga River Basin, to allot a portion of their Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Funds for convergence of calamity mitigation and prevention and preparedness efforts.
Text of the Prime Minister's speach at UN General Assembly Mr. President, Excellencies, Distinguished Delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen, I congratulate you on your election as the President of the United Nations General Assembly. It is a fitting recognition of your distinguished career. I also commend Mr. Vuk Jeremic, for his outstanding leadership of the General Assembly in the past one year. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has led the organization ably and wisely. We were glad to receive him in Pakistan in mid-August, as our honored guest on the anniversary of the Independence Day of Pakistan. Mr. President, I stand here today before this Assembly, soon after my country has seen a new dawn. I come before this house in all humility, as the elected Prime Minister of Pakistan, for the third time. I feel exonerated, as my supporters and I stood firm in our commitment to democracy in the long years of exile, exclusion and state oppression. I am happy to inform the distinguished delegates that we now have a stron ...
PR No. 195 PRESS RELEASE PRIME MINISTER CALLS FOR NEW GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP New York: September 26, 2013 In his statement to the High Level Event on reviewing the progress made in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif called for a renewed and strengthened global partnership that should be beyond official development assistance and based on market access, transfer of new technologies, climate finance and domestic resource mobilization. He called upon businesses, private foundations, international organizations, civil society and parliaments to step forward to form global partnerships to implement Sustainable Development agenda. Reviewing the status of MDGs in Pakistan, the Prime Minister stated that despite resource constraints his Government was committed to further reducing the incidence of poverty. He informed the General Assembly of his decision to significantly increase spending on education and health sectors. Referring to the recent eart ...
PIRMA PARA SA KALIGTASAN NG TAUMBAYAN... Baliwag Mayor Carol Dellosa about to sign the pledge for disaster risk reduction and management along with d other local chief executives in Region 3
Title : Program Manager Job in in North Horr, Marsabit County, Kenya Details: Vacancy: Food Security / Livelihood / DRR Program Manager Country and Base Assignment: Kenya – Based in North Horr, Marsabit County Duration: 1 year (with extension possibility) Start Date: 1st November 2013 Goal / Purpose: The FS / Livelihood / DRR Program Manager is a key person who will be responsible for managing the whole Food Security (FS), Livelihood and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) component of the DFID-funded “Improving the drought resilience of populations in Northern Kenya” project in North Horr. S/he manages his/her team to achieve the humanitarian objectives as defined per the proposal and according to Solidarites International principles. Org Chart Position (reporting and functional relationships) Line manager: Field Coordinator Line report: 1 Program Manager assistant and 5 Supervisors Technical links: Food Security and Livelihoods Coordinator Kenya/Somalia Responsibilities Note: this list gives the framewo ...
Day 2. National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management, After the recap of Day 1 facilitated by Red Batoria Executive Director of Center for Community Journalism Development, Ms. Gaynor Tanyang, Regional Interim Asean Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response Partnership Group Programme Manager spoke on "Sharing of regional work on the ASEAN Committee on Disaster Management-CSO Partnership Framework". Then henceforth til mid-afternoon, Summit participants undertook lengthy discussions on "Forming the National DRRM and CSO Constituency. There were four groups that reported in the plenary : 1. Academe; 2. Foundations, NGOs, Professional Organizations; 3. Faith-based Organizations; 4. Peoples' Organizations and Community-based Organizations (Ka Noli joined this group). Lou de la Cruz, Executive Director of the Center for Disaster Preparedness provided the "Synthesis of the Summit" while Atty. Jaime Hofilena, Vice President for Social Development, Ateneo School of Government delivered "Words of ...
At press conference on launch of IRUK's DRR Disaster Risk Reduction initiative and advocacy programme
Sustainable Development is generally recognized as the optimum way to harmonize humankind's interactions with and dependence on our environment to the ultimate benefit of both. Hence, disaster risk reduction and environmental protection are two essential components of Sustainable Development. Nice weekend friends.
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PIA-CAR/IFUGAO: The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Operation Center (PDMOC) reported that two early warning devices that include a water level monitoring system (WLMS) and an automatic rain gauge (ARG) were installed at the Ibulao Bridge in Lagawe town by the DOST in coordination with the Provincial Government Unit (PLGU)-Ifugao. The PDRRMOC explained that the installation of said devices is a sub-component of the DOST's project on Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (NOAH) to enhance forecasting of additional rain and river monitoring in the country. These will also help local authorities in Ifugao to warn riverside communities of possible flooding if the water level reaches the critical limit.
WEATHER BULLETIN NUMBER THREE Tropical Cyclone Alert: Tropical Depression Issued at 11:00 AM, 27 September 2013 (Valid for broadcast until the next bulletin to be issued at 11 PM today) TROPICAL DEPRESSION “PAOLO” HAS SLIGHTLY ACCELERATED IN A WEST NORTHWEST DIRECTION. Location of eye/center: At 10:00 AM today, the center of Tropical Depression “PAOLO” was estimated based on all available data at 290 km West of Iba, Zambales (16.0°N, 117.0°E). Strength: Maximum winds of 55 kph near the center. Movement: Forecast to move West Northwest at 7 kph. Forecast Positions: Tropical Depression “PAOLO” is expected to be at 445 km West of Iba, Zambales by tomorrow morning. By Sunday morning, it is expected to be out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) or at 610 km West of Iba, Zambales. • Estimated rainfall amount is from 5 - 7.5 mm per hour (moderate-occasionally heavy) within the 300 km diameter of the Tropical Depression. • Tropical Depression “PAOLO” will continue to enhance the S ...
Gov.Salceda's huge take away on Disaster Risk Reduction? Information! And the power of social media.…
Albay Gov Joey Salceda: Disaster risk reduction is all about people.
Disaster risk reduction is all about people - Gov Joey Salceda
What do farmers,fisherfolks,& miners have to say about "disaster risk reduction"? /Are we just the ones having a conversation here?
financing excellent new ODI overview - few sources, inadequate, inequitable, and largely misses out drought
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2 women at the forefront of PH actions for Clare change adaptation and disaster risk reduction.
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Disaster risk reduction gets only 0.4 percent of aid - report .
NowSpeaking: on "The Power of Many" to help in Disaster Risk Reduction
Today's event signals a long-term approach to Climate Change Adaptation and disaster risk reduction in PH.
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POLITICAL AND SOCIO-CULTURAL IMPACT ON DISASTER OPERATIONS During disaster operations or response, how people react to emergency is often overlooked. Peoples respond to stress can be influenced by many things - disability, education, financial resources, communication, belief, migration to name a few. Individuals with different cultures may deal with stress in different ways. Cebu City residents is also very diversified in its culture. These cultures are that has been transmitted from generation to generation. Variations and adaptations within every culture change radically through time. In responding to a negative scenario, like disaster, we fell the connection to the people affected. As one of those who respond to the situation, I want to let them feel that they reassured and be comforted, but how they can understand, how we feel, and how we operate in a certain way is but challenging. We have to maintain appropriate behavior and understand individual cultures. Sometimes I am adamant to believe that pol ...
PRESS RELEASE The Urban Resource Center official opening and the Provisional Myanmar National Building Code handed-over to Ministry of Construction 6 September 2013, Yangon – Urban Resource Center was officially opened by H.E. Dr. Win Myint, Union Deputy-Minister of Construction in the premises of Department of Human Settlements and Housing Development, Ministry of Construction in Yangon. The Urban Research and Development Institute (URDI) was officially inaugurated in January 2012 as a result of a Memorandum of Understanding signed by the Ministry of Construction and UN-Habitat in September 2011. URDI functions as a think tank in areas of urbanization, urban development, housing and disaster risk reduction providing policy advice, capacity development and urban research. In an event held at URDI on 6 September, 2013 a copy of the Provisional National Building Code for Myanmar was handed over to the Deputy Minister for Construction Dr Win Myint, while the Urban Resource Center under URDI was jointly ina ...
(Approved Resolutions/Ordinances of the 16th Municipal Council of Uson, Masbate, Philippines) RESOLUTION NO. 2013-023 Series of 2013 RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE SCHOOLS DIVISION SUPERINTENDENT, DIVISION OF MASBATE, MASBATE CITY TO ALLOW THE LOCAL DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND Management Council OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF USON, PROVINCE OF MASBATE THE USE OF CLASSROOMS AND OTHER SCHOOL FACILITIES IN THE M,UNICIPALITY AS EVACUATION CENTERS OF VICTIMS OF CALAMITIES, FLOODS, AND OTHER FORCE MAJEURE DUE TO CLIMATE CHANGE IN RELATION TO THE PROVISIONS OF REPUBLIC ACT 10121 Authored by Hon. Marijean Mondares-Lim WHEREAS, the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the State shall be respected at all times; WHEREAS, the Philippines has been committed to mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) into the education sector and pursue implementation of programs and projects related to DRR; WHEREAS, as provided for in RA 10121, the Department of Education is mandated as the agency responsible for providing evacuation cente ...
PIA-10/ MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL: The disaster response of the Ozamiz City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management...
UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) 2013 Survey on Living with Disabilities and Disasters
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CDB launches webpage for community risk reduction trust fund .
NAC signs 3 year contract with Norad for a Disaster Risk Reduction program in Badakhshan, one of Afghanistan's most dis…
MPM Climate Change and Environmental students, read about Makati's initiatives on DRR.
The Philippines's Public Act 121 paves the way for disaster risk reduction and resilience in the country
E-learning tool assists stakeholders of connect risk reduction & in prog's.
"We need to work together for a more sustained resilience and effective leadership in the disaster risk reduction management" - Climaco
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Mayor Beng Climaco shared about the recently approved ZC Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Plan during the opening of the 3-day Summit
Local Chief Executives from all over Region 9 are in the City for a 3-day Disaster Risk Reduction Management Summit for LGUs
Good to see survey for 2013 which will focus on inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction
Step Up for Disaster Risk Reduction and People with Disabilities on 13 Oct!
Vacancy at United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction and secretariat of the International Str...
from an ideal 36 employees to 26 to 27 and now 7 staff members for a Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Office???
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Our work in over the last 3 years has focused on Disaster Risk Reduction activities
Regional summit on disaster risk reduction and mgt. set for LGU execs
Cordaid's Disaster Risk Reduction and Disaster Response Unit (DRR &DR) is looking for a Programme Coordinator in...
This week: workshop w ladakhi officials on ways to integrate Climate Change Adaptation n disaster risk reduction in the district
To be resilient to disasters, cities must be engaged, aware, proactive & prepared - Jo Scheuer:
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Diaster Strikes, Now What? Disaster Risk Reduction is getting global attention - for a reason!
In Bangladesh, More Shelter From the Storms Lessons on importance of disaster risk reduction.
Disaster Risk Reduction takes a village & a village turned out when we delivered our first abseil funded rescue boat!
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An Open Letter to God: God Almighty! Please Save Us from Nuclear Disaster!! Dear God Almighty: We bow to You in prayer and meditation! This is a frantic, desperate and despondent cry to save us, the people of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, from an impending nuclear disaster at the Koodankulam nuclear power project (KKNPP). We feel so sad and sorry when we see our brothers and sisters suffer so much in Uttarakhand due to the Nature’s fury and our governments’ sheer lack of efficiency. We get so sacred and are deeply worried how our government leaders, politicians, bureaucrats and others would help us in the wake of a nuclear disaster at Koodankulam or elsewhere. Our Honorable Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, addressed the first session of National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Delhi on May 13, 2013 on the theme of “making risk reduction an intrinsic part of our development processes” and made the following confession: “I believe that while we have made encouraging progress in recent years in ...
Loren for Senate is a wise choice. Lawmaker for the Clean Water Act,Clean Air Act,Climate Change Commission,Disaster Risk Reduction & more!
The Indonesia Symposium on Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience will bring together leaders from academics, government, commerce, and non-profit organizations. Events will include a pre-Symposium workshop, cultural and disaster field site tours, and engagement opportunities with the following goal...
Press Release, June 6, 2013 PMA TO SUPPORT MMDA'S OPLAN METRO YAKAL The Philippine Medical Association (PMA) and the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will closely work together as partners in the implementation of a continuing disaster and emergency preparedness program for Metro Manila. PMA President Dr Leo Olarte revealed, after a close door meeting Tuesday with MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino, that the PMA will mobilized all its members in the NCR and Luzon to immediately volunteer and support MMDA’s OPLAN METRO YAKAL for Metro Manila. “ We have learned from Chairman Tolentino some disturbing facts about dreadful scenarios that can happen to us all in the metropolis in case a powerful earthquake strikes Metro Manila and because of this we are bent in doing concrete measures to help minimize enormous human casualties resulting from such a calamity,” Olarte said. Earlier, in the regional launch of the 2013 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction in Bangkok, Andrew Maskrey, lea ...
IGSSS - NGO in India established in 1960. This Non Profit Organization is working across four core areas in 21 states of India on Sustainable Livelihood, Youth Development, Disaster Risk Reduction and Urban Poverty. In all the above four core areas Gender and building leadership at the community lev...
FAO trains farmers on DRR, climate change:: The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) recently held a two-day capacity building for farmers on Disaster Risk Reduction and adaptation to climate change at Somita Mixed Farming Centre in Foni, West Coast Region.
Our thoughts are with those who've lost loved ones and homes due to the tornado in Oklahoma. The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Geneva this week makes the impact of the tornado on people's lives all the more pertinent. Please 'Like' and 'Share' our graphic on children's top priorities during disasters.
UNESCO Youth Forum Looking Beyond Disaster LOOKING FOR YOUTH PARTICIPATION Accommodation and meals will be covered during the workshop for the youth who have submitted the draft of good action plans related to one of the workshop themes : Looking Beyond Disaster, sub-theses; Disaster Risk Reduction in the Context of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD); Community Rebuilding; and Health Care Emergency Response. The forum will be held from 7 – 11 October 2013 at Mercure Hotel, Padang, Indonesia. There is no registration fee. For any further information, email: rushsap.bgk
How do we generate innovative ideas to attract young people to promote&strengthen Disaster Risk Reduction& Climate Change Adaptation
Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) is the conceptual framework of elements considered with the possibilities to minimize vulnerabilities and disaster risks throughout a society, to avoid (prevention) or to limit (mitigation and preparedness) the adverse impacts of hazards, within the broad context of sus...
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learns from the loss of an estimated 146,000 lives from Cyclone Nargis.
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Eunice Mucache focuses on disaster risk reduction
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.releases Synthesis Report on Consultations on the Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction
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change solution: How the IFRC uses innovative partnerships for disaster risk reduction.
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yes so depoliticize Bangladesh further for good governance and disaster risk reduction!
Parallel session 3-Disaster risk reduction of CBA7 in Dhaka
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“To prevent runaway damage from natural disasters, we must work for better disaster-risk reduction and preparedness.”
Disaster risk reduction is neither TV-friendly nor full of adrenalin. But it saves six dollars for ever one spent.
EALA: Bills: read for the 1sttime: EAC Holidays Bill 2013 & Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Bill 2013. Debates to be held next Assembly
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