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Centro de Monitoramento e Alerta de Desastres Naturais

Cemaden's mission is to carry out the monitoring of natural hazards in risk areas in municipalities susceptible to natural disasters, as well as to conduct research and technological innovations th

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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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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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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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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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Integrating climate change concerns into disaster management planning: The case of Gorakhpur, India

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Summary of Adaptation Challenge

Gorakhpur District is recognised as one of the most flood-prone districts in Eastern Uttar...

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Climate Change Adaptation and Extreme Weather: Summary Recommendations

Introduction

Extreme weather events such as severe thunderstorms, ice storms, blizzards, windstorms, tornadoes and hail are part of life in Canada, but these hazards are becoming...

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Working with nature towards integrated approaches to disaster risk reduction

Introduction

All around the world, people are increasingly exposed to disaster risk from natural hazards such as droughts, storms and floods. As disasters increase in frequency and...

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Criteria for Ecosystem-Smart Disaster Risk Reduction

Introduction

The integration of ecosystems and natural resource management in disaster risk reduction (DRR) has been largely overlooked to date. This document introduces a set of criteria...

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FKx 1: The linkages between disaster risk reduction and climate adaptation

This page shows the results of an experiment in collaborative knowledge generation, the Frontline Knowledge Explorer.  

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Defining the Community's Role in Disaster Mitigation

This is a briefing paper by Practical Answers (technical advice service of Practical Action). It outlines how and why communities must participate in disaster mitigation.

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