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Flooding in Ubon Ratchathani is Northern Thailand, September 2019

2019 Asia-Pacific Disaster Report shows a region at risk and running out of time

The 2019 Asia-Pacific Disaster Report reveals an alarming new “riskscape” for the region. Members of the ICoE reflect on the findings of the report.

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Towards a Safer World Network

The Towards a Safer World initiative (TASW) convenes a broad range of multi-sector, multi-regional stakeholders involved in whole-of-society preparedness including non-traditional partners from bus

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Inception meeting of the Pan-Asia Risk Reduction (PARR) fellowship program, July 2014

Building Leadership for Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia

The first issue of ProSus Magazine explores ideas and solutions for disaster risk reduction in Asia, highlighting research from the Pan-Asia Risk Reduction (PARR) Fellowship program.

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Transforming Development and Disaster Risk

The article brings together learning on Transforming Development and Disaster Risk by a SEI Initiative funded by Sida.

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An app to fight against floods, wildfires and extreme weather events

The app enables its users to share pictures and other information on natural hazards and provides extensive information from multiple sources about the risks of suffering from these threats.

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The New Frontier of Adaptive Finance for Disaster Recovery

This report asks how financial institutions can adapt their offerings to rebuild healthy markets after shock events and explores the use of adaptive finance for supporting post-disaster recovery.

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Making Mobility Work for Adaptation to Environmental Challenges: Results from MECLEP global research

This comparative report of six countries empirically tests how migration can benefit or undermine adaptation to environmental and climate change, based on MECLEP research.

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72-hour Emergency Assessment approach

This document provides an overview of the aims, applications and general method behind the 72-hour assessment method, by which WFP can respond quickly and appropriately to humanitarian disasters.

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The Sendai Framework: A catalyst for the transformation of disaster risk reduction?

This discussion brief examines how elements of adaptive governance appear in the Sendai Framework, and how they might support transformative change in DRR.

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From page 9 of the study: NDRF officers working with residents to rescue people during the flooding. Source: http://www.thehindu.com, 4 Dec 2015.

Chennai flood 2015 case studies

Case studies of how different sectors built resilience during the 2015 Chennai floods provide insights into local actions. Understanding the actions can improve preparedness for extreme events.

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Strengthening disaster risk management in India

This research analyses in detail the state disaster management plans from five very different states (in terms of climate, geography and size): Assam, Bihar, Gujarat, Odisha and Uttarakhand.

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emBRACE: Social Learning and Resilience Building

This report explores how the challenges faced by communities at risk from environmental hazards might be tackled via the application of social learning practices.

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Transforming disaster risk reduction

This article highlights key areas where efforts to reduce the underlying causes/drivers of vulnerability and risk need to be improved to create more inclusive, equitable and sustainable development.

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PLACARD

PLACARD seeks to support the coordination of the Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction communities for coherent, mutually reinforcing and pragmatic planning and action.

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SEI Initiative on Transforming Development and Disaster Risk

This SEI Initiative seeks to integrate DRR around the world with equitable, sustainable and resilient development by transforming the relationship between development and DRR. 

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Nation-building policies in Timor-Leste

This paper examines nation-building in the small island developing state of Timor-Leste in the context of disaster risk reduction, which necessarily includes climate change adaptation.

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Disasters, climate change and development

This discussion brief examines the relationship between climate and disaster risk reduction, aiming to identify ways for them to work better together. 

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Everyday Disasters and Everyday Heroes

Read here about Frontline: A programme that uniquely finds out from local people what threats they face.

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Alpine Hazards in South Tyrol in Italy

 

This case study is part of the emBRACE project. In an interdisciplinary, socially inclusive and collaborative context, emBRACE aims to improve the framing of resilience in the context of...

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INSIDE STORY: Building resilience to climate change locally

Valenzuela City is one of the 16 cities that make up ‘Metro Manila’, or the National Capital Region. Of the 144 cities in the Philippines, Valenzuela City is the 13th most populous, with...

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World Disasters Report

Culture and risk

This year, the World Disasters Report takes on a challenging theme that looks at different aspects of how culture affects disaster risk reduction (DRR) and how disasters ...

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Climate change adaptation and local resiliency in Sofala Province, Mozambique

University of Notre Dame researchers with one DRR committee

Project description

This project (ongoing), supported by International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (...

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Methods for Community Resilience

The paper links inter- and trans-disciplinary methodologies to map stakeholders’ knowledge and combine this with the best available data for disaster resilience planning.

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Local approaches to harmonising climate adaptation and disaster risk reduction policies: Lessons from India

Summary

In the face of increasing climate-related disasters, calls for effective climate change adaptation policies are growing worldwide. Yet such policies often fail to gain priority...

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