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
The Risk KAN invites researchers to self-nominate for membership in the Knowledge Action Network on Emergent Risks and Extreme Events, in the Development Team (DT), and/or working groups. These groups are structured along with the establishment of the DT. As a central feature of the Risk KAN's plans, they allow for flexible, challenge-based networking.
World Climate Research Programme
Integrated Research on Disaster Risk
Future Earth
Community announcement
The Least Developed Countries Group is inviting submissions on effective long-term adaptation to climate change. The submissions will contribute to a major new initiative that seeks to develop a long-term vision for climate resilience up to 2050. The deadline is December 1, 2018.
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
Community announcement
The fourth round of IRDR Young Scientists Programme applications is now open. The programme allows researchers to participate in research sessions, receive training, and receive DRR conference recommendations. The deadline to apply is December 31, 2018.
Integrated Research on Disaster Risk
Community announcement
The World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery are inviting photographers to participate in a photo contest dedicated to building disaster resilience in Armenia. Participants must submit their entries by November 16. The top 3 entries will win cash prizes, and the top 10 will be featured on the World Bank website and other mediums.
World Bank, the
Community announcement
BeSafeNet aims at sharing information on the nature, causes and consequences of disasters through the Internet and promoting a global risk culture. In this context, an international online competition between schools will take place on the theme “Better knowledge against disasters,” and is open to secondary schools in the 26 member states of EUR-OPA Agreement.
European and Mediterranean Major Hazards Agreement
Community announcement
In order to develop ‘Pro-poor principles’ to guide the implementation of the InsuResilience Global Partnership, practitioners are asked to to submit responses as well as any relevant supporting material to the InsuResilience Secretariat by 16th of October, 2018.
InsuResilience Global Partnership
Community announcement
The deadline to submit abstracts for the European Climate Change Adaptation Conference 2019 has been extended to October 31. Full details of the conference themes, submission details and registration fees are available online.
European Commission
Community announcement
Applications are open until November 30 for the 2019 RISK Award. The RISK Award funds a project that improves risk reduction, risk management or adaptive capacities in regards to coastal dangers. The alignment of the project to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction will also be assessed.
Munich Re Foundation
Community announcement
During 10-11 October 2018, ICoE-TDDR will host a regional forum in Bangkok, Thailand. Through panel discussions and workshop break-out sessions, the TDDR in Asia Forum will examine how the current development model in Asia may increase disaster risk. IRDR invites about 80 participants to engage in a deep exploration of how risks are generated, and can be addressed.
Integrated Research on Disaster Risk
Community announcement
The Innovation Center on Natural Hazards and Infrastructure is hosting its second international conference, and invites authors to submit abstracts by September 15, 2018. Themes include earthquakes, landslides, floods, climate change, risk warning and management, vulnerability assessment, and infrastructure resilience, among others.
Innovation Center on Natural Hazards and Infrastructure

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