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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

28 Jul 2015, 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...


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