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International Day for Disaster Reduction events 2010

Total number of events: 35

Date Title Location
03-27 Oct 2010International day for disaster reduction - Nepal
Organization: DPNet-Nepal

Since the UN's declaration, International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR)  is celebrated every year, to mark the series of events and efforts that led to the formulation of the international strategy on disaster risk reduction and the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) on DRR as well as to reiterate the commitment of communities at local, national and international levels, including governments, donors and other stakeholders to achieving the...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/16149

Nepal (Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Kailali, Jumla )
07-14 Oct 2010'Safer schools, safer hospitals and safer Mumbaikars' campaign and celebration of the International day for disaster reduction - Mumbai, India
Organization: Saritsa Fndn

Saritsa Foundation has planned the following workshops in celebration of the International day for disaster reduction on 13 October 2010: • Workshops for preparing school children of Dr. KEM Shirdkar High School with practical training and mock drills to develop skills - 500 School Children and Teachers will take part. • Workshops for visually impaired people of National Association for Blinds, India - 20 women and 35 men will take part....

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/15736

India (Mumbai)
10-16 Oct 2010International day for disaster reduction - Tehran, Iran
Organization: Iran, Islamic Rep of - gov

On the occasion of the International day for disaster reduction, the Iranian National Platform for Disaster Reduction hosted by the Building and Housing Research Center (BHRC) has organized three national events from 10-16 October 2010, in cooperation with the governmental and non-governmental partners: 1. A national seminar on the theme: "Disaster Risk Reduction in urban areas and resilient cities" on 12 October. This seminar will bring...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/15661

Iran, Islamic Rep of (Tehran)
11-13 Oct 2010International day for disaster reduction - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Organization: dppb, Ethiopia - gov

The objective of this initiative is to reinforce the joint commitment made by the Government of Ethiopia and the United Nations to focus on disaster risk reduction (DRR) by creating a platform for bringing together different organizations on DRR and highlighting the various DRR initiatives undertaken in Ethiopia. This initiative also intends to reinforce awareness amongst the larger community on DRR and of the natural hazards that prevail in the country.

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/15647

Ethiopia (Addis Ababa and region)
11-13 Oct 2010International day for disaster reduction - Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Organization: UNISDR CA

The United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) office in Central Asia and Caucasus together with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Tajikistan is planning to celebrate the International day for disaster reduction by organizing several campaigns on this day. The campaign will consist of several activities devoted to disaster management issues: • Radio panel quiz games; • Cross-word and quizzes on local...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/15654

Tajikistan (Dushanbe)
11-17 Oct 2010International day for disaster reduction - Ghana
Organization: NADMO, Ghana - gov

The National Disaster Management Organization of Ghana, has planned an extensive programme of national events covering the week of International day for disaster reduction; and based on the theme, Making Cities Resilient: 'My city is getting ready' world disaster reduction campaign.

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/15787

Ghana
11-15 Oct 2010International day for disaster reduction - Myanmar
Organization: Min of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, Myanmar - gov

The Government of Union of Myanmar with various UN agencies, international and local NGOs will celebrate the International day for disaster reduction from 11-15 October 2010, including: 1. Disaster preparedness poster making contest 2. Radio interviews on Mandalay FM station(s) 3. International disaster risk reduction day celebrations (Making Cities Resilient: "My city is getting ready" world disaster reduction campaign). The Ministry of Social Welfare,...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/15760

Myanmar
11-15 Oct 2010International day for disaster reduction - Nadi, Fiji
Organization: Act for peace; Fiji Red Cross; NDMO, Fiji - gov

Fiji's National Disaster Management Office (NDMO), along with Act for Peace and Fiji Red Cross, is celebrating National Disaster Awareness Week from 11-15 October 2010. The NDMO is holding a National Disaster Exercise in Nadi as part of a program to ensure that Fiji's vulnerable populations build their capacity to be resilient to the risks and impacts of future natural hazards. The exercise will include a commemoration of International Day for Disaster...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/15675

Fiji (Nadi)
11-15 Oct 2010Pacific local government symposium 2010
Organization: CLGF, Fiji - gov

The Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF) Pacific has put together a program of events for the Symposium around the theme: Building Local Government Alliances: for Vibrant and Resilient Local Economies and Communities in the Pacific. The theme of the Symposium is 'Building local government alliances for vibrant and resilient local economies and communities in the Pacific'. The Symposium will be a chance for CLGF and its partners to address the...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/15515

Vanuatu (Port Vila)
12-13 Oct 2010International day for disaster reduction - Comoros
Organization: CRCO

At the occasion of the International Day for Disaster Reduction, Comoros has produced an itinerary of activities in the aim of increasing awareness. The Red Crescent, in collaboration with the French Red Cross, will host a training workshop at hotel Les Arcades with the participation of national and community radio, regarding the DIPECHO II project. DIPECHO II seeks to provide a community approach to reducing disaster risk in Comoros; accordingly,...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/16010

Comoros
12-14 Oct 2010International day for disaster reduction - Francistown, Botswana
Organization: Office of the President, Botswana - gov

Botswana is organizing a series of activities to commemorate the International Disaster Reduction Day from 12-14th October 2010 in the city of Francistown. On this occasion a number of public awareness activities will be organized such as TV spots, Radio jingles, Posters and brochures circulation. Representatives from all the sectors will actively participate in these three day long events On the 12th October a national level Disaster Preparedness...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/15658

Botswana (Francistown)
12-14 Oct 2010International day for disaster reduction - Santa Fe City, Argentina
Organization: Santa Fe Ciudad, Argentina - gov

Santa Fe is the capital city of the province of Santa Fe, Argentina.  It is surrounded by two rivers and a significant proportion of population and its activities occupy the floodplains of the Salado and the Paraná rivers. In order to reduce the risk associated with the rising water-levels of the river, storms or intense rain, the local government has initiated an integrated risk reduction management, as a public policy, and has been included...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/15660

Argentina (Santa Fe City)
13-14 Oct 20109th Symposium on new technologies for urban safety of mega cities in Asia
Organization: IIS; ICUS; Univ of Tokyo

Recognizing the importance of applying advanced tools in urban safety, Japan is hosting, sponsoring, and organizing a 2-day international symposium on new technologies for urban safety of mega cities in Asia. The symposium seeks to bring together expertise in areas of design, construction and maintenance of urban infrastructure and those engaged in the development of new tools that could be used for better asset and environmental management. The...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/14376

Japan (Chuo-ku, Kobe)
13 Oct 2010Disasters: Improving the evidence base for prevention, resilience and emergency responses - International day for disaster reduction, UK
Organization: UKCDS

A one-day conference to coincide with the UN International Day for Disaster Reduction. Key note speaker: Andrew Maskrey, Senior Coordinator for the UNISDR Global Assessment Report on Disaster Reduction The aim of this one-day conference is to create an environment in which the UK ‘disasters community’, whether from private sector, academia, non-governmental organisations or government, can learn about existing initiatives, share their...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/15802

United Kingdom (London SW1Y 5AG)
13 Oct 2010Discussion: 'Is your city ready?' at Shanghai Expo’s 'Better City, Better Life'
Organization: UNISDR

Background: Cities can be the most dangerous places on earth as seen recently in China, Haiti and Pakistan, where earthquake and floods threatened millions of people. Is your city ready? Join our two-hour debate moderated by CCTV anchorman Bai Yansong and listen to the Assistant Mayor and Secretary-General of Chengdu (site of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake) and international experts to learn more about what can be done to make cities more resilient against...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/15667

China (Shanghai Expo)
13 Oct 2010Global climate action: International day for disaster reduction 2010
Organization: IIRR

Background The International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) supports the global call of UNISDR in building resilient town and cities worldwide by pursuing disaster risk reduction. IIRR is a 50 year old non-government organization that has been promoting participatory approaches and capacity building to uplift the lives of the rural poor. For the past 5 decades, the institute was able to develop many approaches to protect and conserve our...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/15700

Philippines
13 Oct - 03 Nov 2010Increasing the level of seismic risk perception in Lisbon municipality
Organization: Lisbon Municipality, Portugal - gov

On the occasion of the International Day for Disaster Reduction 2010, a massive door-to-door campaign aimed at increasing the the risk perception levels of Lisbon's citizens, is to be launched, with the distribution of 230,000 leaflets on seismic risk and self-protection measures that should be adopted before, during and after an earthquake.

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/15757

Portugal (Lisbon)
13 Oct 2010International day for disaster reduction - Aqaba, Jordan
Organization: ASEZA, Jordan - gov; UNDP Jordan

Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) and UNDP Jordan are organizing a celebration of the international day for disaster reduction. The event will start off with a few welcome notes, a project presentation, and will follow with launching the city profile and legislation review. Moreover, the exhibition for the Civil Defense Rescue equipment will be shown and concluded with a movie on the evacuation of the hotel. The event will come to an end...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/15782

Jordan (Aqaba)
13 Oct 2010International day for disaster reduction - Bangladesh
Organization: MOFDM, Bangladesh - gov

On the occasion of the International day for disaster reduction (IDDR), 2010 the Comprehensive disaster management programme phase II will be celebrated through the launch of a campaign 'making our community safe, promoting disaster risk reduction'. The campaign targets audience at national as well as community level, living in both urban and rural areas of the country, and includes CDMP II stakeholders as key actors and institutions in mobilizing...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/15785

Bangladesh
13 Oct 2010International day for disaster reduction - Cairo, Egypt
Organization: IDSC, Egypt - gov; UNISDR ROAS

Egypt is launching the Egyptian participation in the 'Making Cities Resilient: My city is getting ready' world disaster reduction campaign 2010 with a media event on the international day for disaster risk reduction. The event will include opening remarks and presentations and will follow with a press conference .Moreover, the occasion will then conclude by a documentary movie about disaster risks as well as measures of risk reduction. Opening Remarks...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/15813

Egypt (Cairo)
13 Oct 2010International day for disaster reduction - Makassar, Indonesia
Organization: UPC

The International day for disaster reduction campaign is celebrated yearly each October 13. It is of the one ways for civil society in Indonesia to increase public awareness on the potential impact of climate change and urban development disparities. This campaign is intended to highlight the serious involvement of the Indonesian government in anticipating disasters and making cities safer and resilient. UPC, UPLINK Indonesia, KPRM, SIAGA (means ALERT)...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/15796

Indonesia (Losari Beach, Makassar)
13 Oct 2010International day for disaster reduction 2010 - Chitwan, Nepal
Organization: DDC, Nepal - gov

Chitwan District, Nepal is organizing a launch ceremony for the Making cities resilient: 'My city is getting ready' world disaster reduction campaign, on the occasion of International Day for Disaster Reduction 2010.

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/15732

Nepal (Chitwan)
13 Oct 2010International day for disaster reduction 2010 - Geneva, Switzerland
Organization: UNISDR

The 13th of October is the International Day for Disaster Reduction. To mark the Day which also coincides with the Tenth anniversary of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR), the UNISDR secretariat will call on all its partners to play a more active role to protect cities against disasters and encourage more mayors and citizens to join the Making Cities Resilient campaign: My city is getting ready! launched last May in Bonn, Germany....

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/15673

Switzerland (Geneva)
13 Oct 2010International day for disaster reduction event: Managing forests and watersheds for natural hazards protection and livelihoods
Organization: UNEP

To mark the International Day for Disaster Reduction on 13 October, the Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR) would like to invite you to this lunch-hour roundtable discussion. The roundtable focuses on the role of forests and watersheds in reducing disaster risk, in terms of hazard regulation/mitigation and support to livelihoods. The roundtable will raise awareness of the environmental dimensions of disaster risk and the...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/15725

Switzerland (Geneva)
13 Oct 2010International day for disaster reduction, 5th conference - Amadora, Portugal
Organization: SMPC, Portugal - gov

The International Day for Disaster Reduction is celebrated annually on the second Wednesday of October. Established by the UN General Assembly, this day is a reflection about natural disasters, taking into account the phases of prevention, rescue and rehabilitation. The Municipal Service of Civil Protection (Amadora-PORTUGAL) with the Environmental Group of the New University of Lisbon and the Portugal Civil Protection Group will organize the fifth...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/15639

Portugal (Amadora, Lisbon)
13 Oct 2010International day for disaster reduction: 'Workshop on disaster risk reduction begins at school' - Gujarat, India
Organization: Gujarat Science City, India - gov

Gujarat Science City, working under the aegis of the Department of Science & Technology of the Goverment of Gujarat, is emerging as an effective and large scale science popularization platform in India. On the occasion of the International Day for Disaster Reduction, the Gujarat Science City is organizing a day-long workshop for school principals including the following: theme based exhibition, activities and a competition for students together with...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/15706

India (Gujarat Science City)
13-31 Oct 2010Municipality of Yalova for disaster resilience training programme
Organization: Municipality of Yalova, Turkey - gov

The Municipality of Yalova is organizing a training programme in cooperation with the MAGDER (The Society of Neighbourhood Volunteers for Disasters). The training programme aims to inform approximately 40 citizens about the techniques of survival in the course of disasters, especially earthquakes. At the end of the theoretical training programme, a live-ex (training drill) will be organized for trainees on 31 October 2010.

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/15818

Turkey (Yalova City)
13 Oct 2010National day for disaster reduction 2010 - Pakistan
Organization: Doaba Fndn

The International day for disaster reduction will be observed with a rally and seminars, at a time when millions of people have been affected by the 2010 extreme floods. This particular event has been arranged by the communities of most affected districts, namely Muzaffargarh, Punjab-Pakistan.

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/15803

Pakistan (Muzaffargarh, Punjab)
13 Oct 2010Preparedness plan exercise with local communities from Lisbon Municipality
Organization: Lisbon Municipality, Portugal - gov

This exercise will be carried out with the local population called ‘local civil protection volunteers’. The volunteers will participate in a training programme, developed by Civil Protection Department with the aim of being prepared and organized, in direct coordination with local mayors, to help following a catastrophe, before the first intervention forces arrive, in the affected areas. The chosen scenario is an earthquake, with losses and the...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/15758

Portugal (Lisbon)
13-14 Oct 2010Second national symposium on disaster risk reduction & climate change adaptation
Organization: Min of Disaster Mgmnt, Sri Lanka - gov

The Second National Symposium on disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA), scheduled on 13th and 14th October 2010 is expected to be another milestone in disaster management in Sri Lanka. More than 45 research presentations and nearly 10 keynote addresses by eminent professionals are on the agenda. The symposium will also be supported with a side event on 'DRR and CCA Practitioners Forum' where DRR and CCA, ground initiatives...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/15767

Sri Lanka
13 Oct 2010Second national symposium on disaster risk reduction & climate change adaptation
Organization: Min of Disaster Mgmnt, Sri Lanka - gov

In line with the International Day for Disaster Reduction, 13th Oct 2010, a special discussion forum on ‘Disaster Resilient Cities’ is being organised for the Officials of Municipal Councils and Urban Councils. About 50 officials are expected to attend this event held at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute in Colombo. 'How to make your city resilient to disasters' is the main question to be debated at this event. During this session, the different...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/15894

Sri Lanka (Colombo)
13 Oct 2010The 2010 ASEAN day for disaster management and international day for disaster reduction 2010
Organization: ASEAN; DDPM, Thailand - gov; ESCAP; UNISDR AP

The ASEAN Secretariat, the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) are organizing joint regional observance of the International Day for Disaster Reduction and the ASEAN Disaster Management Day on Wednesday, 13 October 2010. The event is part of the Making Cities Resilient: 'My city is getting ready' world disaster reduction campaign...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/15764

Thailand (Bangkok)
16 Oct 2010Preparedness plan exercise with local communities from Lisbon Municipality
Organization: Lisbon Municipality, Portugal - gov

This exercise will be carried out with the local population called ‘local civil protection volunteers’. The volunteers will participate in a training programme, developed by Civil Protection Department with the aim of being prepared and organized, in direct coordination with local mayors, to help following a catastrophe, before the first intervention forces arrive, in the affected areas. The chosen scenario is an earthquake, with losses and the...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/15758

Portugal (Lisbon)
10-11 Nov 2010The fifth ECO international conference on disaster risk management
Organization: ECO

‍Conference themes: - Regional launch of the Making Cities Resilient: 'My city is getting ready' world disaster reduction campaign and the 1 Million safe schools and hospitals initiative - make a pledge, save a life. - Current initiatives/activities on promoting school and hospital safety in ECO region - Reports by the relevant agencies/institutions: status of current levels of national investments in disaster risk reduction in general and in...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/15355

Kazakhstan (Astana)
24-25 Nov 2010National seminar 'Making hospitals and rural health centers safer from disasters'
Organization: India - gov; Maharashtra - gov, India - gov; NDMA, India - gov; Saritsa Fndn

Part of a two-year campaign, launched by Saritsa Foundation, 'Safer schools, safer hospitals, and safer Mumbaikars' - an urban risk reduction initiative - 'making cities resilient to disasters and impacts of climate change' commenced on 14th October 2009. The campaign plans to build the capacity of 30,0000 school children from 100 Schools, 7,500 youth and volunteers through 75 workshops, 1000 women as trainers and motivators, 500 persons with disabilities...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/15709

India (Mumbai)