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Building Disaster Resilience: Steps toward Sustainability
11 July 2014 10:00
AbstractDisaster losses continue to escalate globally and in many regions human losses (death, injury, permanent displacement) often exceed the economic toll. Current disaster policies are reactive with a short-term focus―respond and rebuild as quickly as possible and in the same way after the event...
Evaluations of disaster education programs for children: A methodological review
11 July 2014 09:39
AbstractThe purpose of this methodological literature review was to investigate how scholars and practitioners currently measure and judge the effectiveness of disaster education programs for children through evaluation. From a systematic search of the published and gray literature, 35 studies were...
PrepCom 1 of the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction
10 July 2014 14:49
The first session of the Preparatory Committee (PrepCom1) of the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction will be held over two days in Palais de Nations, Geneva, Switzerland from 14-15 July 2014, to review the organizational and substantive preparations for the Conference, approve the p...
IRDR ICoE Community Resilience to conduct workshop in 7th Australasian Natural Hazards Management Conference 2014
09 July 2014 08:50
The 7th Australasian Natural Hazards Management Conference 2014 provides a forum to discuss the integration of hazard information into effective risk management, including: Applying hazard information to best practice planning, Developing effective warning systems, Improving response and recovery f...
UNISDR to hold 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2014
08 July 2014 08:40
"Integrative Risk Management - The role of science, technology & practice"24 - 28 August 2014 | Davos, SwitzerlandThe International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2014 is organised by GRF Davos in close cooperation with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).IDRC...
ICSU announces winning consortium for hosting Future Earth secretariat
06 July 2014 11:04
ICSU announced, on behalf of the members of the Science and Technology Alliance for Global Sustainability ("the Alliance"), the preferred secretariat structure that has emerged from a global bidding process. Future Earth will be managed through a secretariat with five hubs located in Canada, France,...
ICSU organizes side event at UN High Level Political Forum
05 July 2014 15:28
Jointly with UN-DE SA and UNEP, ICSU organised a side event entitled “Strengthening science-policy links for reviewing progress on sustainable development” at this week's meeting of the High-Level Political Forum in New York. Chaired by ICSU President-elect Gordon McBean, the event focused on how po...
Disaster Management Institute of Southern Africa (DMISA) to hold 29th Annual Conference
04 July 2014 13:58
Disaster Management Institute of Southern Africa (DMISA) Conference in partnership with Dealing with Disasters (DwD) 201417th – 18th September, 2014, Sibaya – Imbizo Conference Centre, Umhlanga Rocks, eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality, KZN Province, South AfricaTheme: ‘Building Disaster Resilience...
IRDR at the "Understanding Risk" Forum
03 July 2014 09:31
After Washington DC (USA) in 2010 and Cape Town (South Africa) in 2012, it was London’s turn to host the 2014 “Understanding Risk” (UR) Conference and Forum. UR 2014 saw 800 registrations of experts and practitioners in various areas of disaster risk assessment. The conference and forum are prime ev...
IRDR Host RADI welcomes delegation from International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)
02 July 2014 15:02
The Director-General of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), David Molden, led a five-member delegation which was received by RADI Director-General Prof. GUO Huadong on 23 June 2014. In his welcome note Prof. GUO emphasised potential fields of cooperation, while RAD...
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