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Organizations in Information Management

The collection, processing, organization and dissemination of information to support knowledge sharing for disaster risk reduction, including the development common terminology.

Applied Geoscience and Technology Division of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC/SOPAC)

Pacific Disaster Net (PDN)

PDN is a web portal and a database system designed to be the largest information resource on Disaster Risk Management (DRM) for the Pacific Island Countries. It is a growing collection for stakeholders to research, collaborate, improve Information and Knowledge Management and also supports National Action Planning, Decision Making to provide in-country information.

Contact:
Jutta May
juttam@sopac.int
+679 338 1377 Ext. 36248

Asian Disaster Reduction and Response Network (ADRRN)

Asian Disaster Reduction & Response Network (ADRRN)

ADRRN was established in 2003 and currently has 27 NGO members from Asia who work together to support and learn from each other through various channels including website, training programs, exchange visits as well as join field projects.MERCY Malaysia is the Secretariat of ADRRN.

Contact:
Jemilah Mahmood
president@mercy.org.my
603-4256-9999

Asian Disaster Reduction Centre (ADRC)

Total Disaster Risk Management (TDRM): good practice

In order to promote regional solidarity and cooperation for disaster management, ADRC, United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Kobe, International Recovery Platform (IRP), and many stakeholders in Asia have formulated a holistic approach to disaster risk reduction known as TDRM. “TDRM: Good Practice” was published for UN WCDR. The database contains good practices submitted by ADRC member countries on the ADRC website. The main users of the database are government and local officials or leaders, NGOs, and related organizations.

Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED)

EM-DAT: The International Disaster Database

EM-DAT database contains core data on the occurrence and impact of over 16,000 natural and technological disasters in the world from 1900 to present. Its main objective is to provide an evidence-base to humanitarian and development actors at national and international levels. EM-DAT is the unique public global reference database providing through its website free access to disaster data through country and disaster profile and an advanced data-search interface.

Contact:
Debarati Guha-Sapir
debby.sapir@uclouvain.be
+32 27643327

Earthquake Disaster Mitigation Research Center (NIED) (EDM)

Disaster Reduction Hyperbase-Asian Application (DRH-Asia)

DRH-Asia Project (July 2006-March 2009) is a web-based facility to compile and disseminate technology and knowledge for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). It features "implementation technology" comprising: Implementation oriented technology: Outputs from modern R&D that are practiced under clear implementation strategies; Process technology: Know-how for implementation and practice, capacity building and social development for knowledge ownership; Transferable indigenous knowledge in DRR field.

Contact:
Hiroyuki Kameda
kameda@edm.bosai.go.jp
+81 782625521

Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI)

World Housing Encyclopedia (WHE)

WHE is an encyclopedia of housing construction in seismically active areas of the world. It is hosted by EERI and the International Association for Earthquake Engineering (www.iaee.or.jp). WHE aims to share knowledge on worldwide housing construction practices, encourage the use of earthquake-resistant technologies, develop guidelines and technical resources for improving seismically vulnerable construction and provide services and technical support to communities across the world.

Contact:
Marjorie Greene
mgreene@eeri.org
+1 5104510905

International Recovery Platform (IRP)

Preliminary Database “Good Practices on Recovery”

This database is supported by ISDR, UNDP and ADRC. It contains about 90 links of actual recovery case studies, to extract good practices on recovery. The database will be re-arranged by recovery thematic subjects, to develop thematic recovery guidelines. Main users are government and local officials or leaders, NGOs, and related organizations.

Contact:
Masahiko Murata
murata@adrc.or.jp

Pacific Disaster Center (PDC)

DisasterAWARE: an integrated decision support system

PDC has merged many of its products into an integrated decision support system: DisasterAWARE, an all-hazards information platform for disaster managers and community planners.

Contact:
Stanley Goosby
sgoosby@pdc.org
+1 8088917931

ProVention Consortium

Community Risk Assessment Toolkit (CRA Toolkit)

The CRA Toolkit offers a collection of case studies and guidance notes on tools and methodologies for promoting community engagement in risk assessment and analysis, and Tools for Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) into Development which includes guidance notes, case studies and other reference materials, and is now developing additional resource pages for monitoring and evaluation of DRR efforts and the economic appraisal of DRR investments.

Contact:
Ian O'Donnell
ian.odonnell@redcross.org
41 227304373 / +1 202 303 4489

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)

PreventionWeb

PreventionWeb is a web-based solution which aims to support the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) resulting from the World Conference on Disaster Reduction in 2005. It provides a common platform for institutions to connect, exchange experiences and share information on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), to facilitate the work of professionals involved in DRR and to promote an understanding of the subject by non-specialists. It also allows distributed data and content syndication for the partner sites.

Contact:
Craig Duncan
craig.duncan@un.org
+41 22 917 8898

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