Prof. Shinichi Takemura demonstrating the use of Tangible Earth at Geneva Airport. (Photo: UN Geneva)

Geneva passengers to check out the planet before take-off


'The Tangible Earth is also used to present information on disaster risks in any point on the planet, developed by UNISDR in collaboration with a consortium of leading scientific and technical institutions. It provides for the first time a global vision of disaster risk. I hope that each person who touches this globe will think about what she or he could do to make this a more resilient planet'...

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    The United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) Deputy Executive Director, Ibrahim Thiaw, cited Cuba as an example of national preparation system to face disasters. 'It takes a long time to build such a system. It takes a lot of time to maintain it. That requires a strong national administration. You managed to create the program, maintain it and put it into operation when the moment comes'...

  • Shifting private sector perspectives on disaster philanthropy in Asia

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    Matt Grager, Director of Disaster Preparedness Programs at Give2Asia, presents two approaches as key to long-term resilience, which would involve the private sector to prioritize funding disaster preparedness and risk reduction in addition to relief, and community-based approaches to begin to replace the top-down models put forth by governments and other international organizations...

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