In an attempt to avoid large-scale casualties during earthquakes, Dipecho - the disaster preparedness programme of the EU’s humanitarian aid and civil protection operations - has devised a training programme in primary and secondary schools in Bangladesh. The move follows major earthquakes that have killed thousands of young people globally in school buildings.
UNDP - TFYRM
A team of experts in disaster recovery from the EU, UN and World Bank will work with former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia national counterparts to identify the causes and impacts of the recent floods. This includes ensuring that damaged infrastructure is ‘built back better’ and that reconstruction projects are also designed as investments in preventing future disasters.
The BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa – agreed to set up a joint task force on disaster risk management in Udaipur, India the 23rd of August 2016. The joint task force was established for regular dialogue, exchange, mutual support and collaboration among the BRICS countries.