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 The theme for 2015 will focus on the use of traditional, indigenous and local knowledge.

'Knowledge for Life': UN searching for communities good in DRR

UNISDR

Margareta Wahlström, the head of UNISDR, said: 'Under the campaign slogan, Knowledge for Life, we are seeking nominations from governments, local governments and civil society organizations of communities... to be announced on International Day for Disaster Reduction this year.' The communities should showcase the importance of local knowledge, traditions and customs...

  • Georgia moves on Sendai Framework

    UNISDR AP

    The leadership of Tblisi, along with their counterparts in Gori from the eastern part of the country, have also expressed pride in applying the Sendai Framework at the local level. The Deputy Mayor of Tbilisi, Mr. Irakli Lekvinadze, said the learning from the flash flood experience ‘would be an important part’ of the city’s planning for resilient and sustainable development...

  • US: 18 states still lack basic protections for children, Save the Children’s 2015 Disaster Report Card finds

    SCI

    'A decade after the nation’s Katrina wake-up call, it’s unacceptable that children across the country still face unnecessary risks to their safety, health, emotional wellbeing and long-term development should disaster strike,' said Carolyn Miles, president and CEO of Save the Children...

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