Community announcements

Announcements from and for the global disaster risk reduction community.

These news articles request for your engagement as a member of the DRR community and invite you to participate in a specific effort or event.

Community announcement
Concept notes for the development of climate risk insurance products can be submitted until July 12th.
InsuResilience Global Partnership
Community announcement
At the Global Platform, the prestigious RISK Award went today to Dundee University and Resilience Solution for pioneering floating houses in Bangladesh. The houses are designed so that a family of six can survive floods and still produce their own food. The prize money will be used to help bring the project to scale in the flood-prone areas of Bangladesh.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Community announcement
The DRMKC is looking for external reviewers for their upcoming report "Science for DRM 2020: acting today, protecting tomorrow".
Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre
Community announcement
IRDR has issued a Call for Chapters for an edited book titled, 'Integrated Research on Disaster Risks: Contributions from the IRDR Young Scientists Programme'. The book will be part of the Springer 'DRR: Methods, Approaches and Practices' series, and will examine research and actions in disaster risk reduction. Please submit abstracts by April 10.
Integrated Research on Disaster Risk
Community announcement
African youths are invited to participate in a short essay contest on #TheAfricaWeWant. Entries, which should be submitted by 28 February, will be judged on the originality of ideas or proposals. Proposals should feature ideas that can have positive societal impacts for Africa either right now or in the future through actions taken via the AU Agenda 2063.
New Partnership for Africa's Development Planning and Coordinating Agency
African Union Commission
Community announcement
The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia invites submissions of original, unpublished papers on financing innovations for disaster risk management and climate change adaptation. Selected papers will be published in an edited book or special journal issue, and will also be presented at a workshop. Abstracts must be submitted by 15 February 2019.
Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia
Community announcement
A new collaboration between GEO and Amazon Web Services (AWS) allows eligible parties to apply for AWS credits that will enable them to build Earth observations applications that support environmental and development goals. Applications are welcome for non-commercial projects that address the GEO Work Programme. The deadline for submissions is 31 March 2019.
Group on Earth Observations
Community announcement
The International Journal of Disaster Risk Management is a peer-reviewed quarterly journal that serves all aspects of disaster studies, policy, and management. The journal is seeking submissions, which will be blind peer reviewed and evaluated based on criteria outlined in the Guidelines for Contributors.
Scientific-Professional Society for Disaster Risk Management (SPS-DRM)
Community announcement
The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction is calling for innovative ideas and approaches for DRR to be showcased at its most prominent conference, the Global Platform. Innovation proposals must be submitted by 15 January 2019, and can relate to a number of areas, such as new methodologies to implement DRR, educational activities, and awareness-raising.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Community announcement
A graduate student has won a top international prize for developing a low-cost bamboo house known as CUBO, whose tilted roof captures rainwater and reduces heat gain, and whose stilts prevent flood penetration. The house also tackles the chronic shortage of affordable housing in the Philippines and will help reduce the amount of slum dwellers in Manila.
Thomson Reuters Foundation, trust.org

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