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Disaster risk and resilience in the news, and news from the disaster risk reduction (DRR) community and beyond.

Two indigenous women looking at a book.
In light of the start of IRDR Phase II, the ISC and UNDRR are seeking nominations for candidates interested to serve on the IRDR Scientific Committee (SC) to guide the programme.
International Science Council (ISC)
Block chain network and programming concept on technology background
Emerging technologies play a crucial role in enhancing disaster risk reduction (DRR).
Progress in Disaster Science (Elsevier)
The Early Warning Initiatives Working Group of REAP, co-led by Practical Action and the UK Met Office has launched its draft paper for consultation on the Roles of State and Non-State Actors in Early Warning and Early Action.
Risk-informed Early Action Partnership (REAP)
Indian farmer getting trained on the computer
The Averted Disaster Award aims to recognize successful interventions implemented worldwide that help ensure society continues to function, thrive, and recover quickly in the face of disaster.
Averted Disaster Award
Banner and source: African Development Bank
The third edition of the YouthADAPT Challenge is ready to receive applications. The Africa Adaptation Acceleration Program-led initiative seeks to support young entrepreneurs driving solutions to tackle climate change.
African Development Bank
Global Center on Adaptation
Scientists in the field
CNDS provides an opportunity for Early Career Scientists – PhD students and postdocs from CNDS partnering universities to apply for funding for interdisciplinary work within natural hazard and disaster science.
Centre for Natural Disaster Science
A municipal worker helps pedestrians cross flooded streets after heavy rains in Mumbai, India
“How important is trust in experts and authorities for risk perception and disaster preparedness?” Have your say!
Union Civil Protection Knowledge Network
A figure on top of books searches afar with a telescope
Disaster Prevention and Management Journal invites submissions of original research and case studies for a special issue which explores the evolving landscape of research methods following the release of the Disaster Studies Manifesto.
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
A young photographer
UNDP’s Photo Competition for Disability-Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience-Building is now open! The theme is “Change makers in action: Building disability inclusive, resilient communities”, to celebrate the 2023 International Day for DRR.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
A student rides a bike through the floods in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Youth4DRR invites youth to submit their essays for the "Words of Resilience: Youth Perspectives on Urban Flood Solutions" essay competition.
Youth 4 Disaster Risk Reduction

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