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 United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) is inviting its partners, institutions and people interested in Disasters Risk Reduction from the Americas to share their Good Practices of the Private Sector in Disaster Risk Reduction.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
Community announcement
In 2016, IRDR started the IRDR Young Scientists Programme o promote capacity building of young professionals, and encourage them to undertake innovative and needs based research which makes science-policy and science-practice linkages stronger.The 3rd batch is now open for application. Young researchers are encouraged to apply before Feb 28, 2018.
Integrated Research on Disaster Risk
Community announcement
The Australian Disaster Resilience Conference will explore the importance of individual and community effort at the grassroots level of disaster resilience, through to the enabling conditions of governance, investment and strong public policy that are required to support and foster disaster resilience, and effective recovery for those affected by disaster.
Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience
Community announcement
Apply to join the Pressure Cooker event on Risk Communication at the 2018 Understanding Risk Forum in Mexico City. This one day event will host up to 20 young professionals and students to test their innovative, creative, scientific and technological skills to co-develop risk communication solutions to real world challenges facing local decision makers.
Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the (GFDRR)
FM Global
National Environment Research Council
Water Youth Network
Community announcement
Adaptation futures 2018 is now open for abstracts. Disaster Risk Reduction is an aspect that cuts across several of the conference sub-themes, including Planning, Migration, Community-based Adaptation and Food Security.
University of Cape Town
Community announcement
The Global Disaster Preparedness Center (GDPC) is requesting proposals for consultancy services on Design Solutions for City Resilience. The consultancy will cover the overall design, development, prototyping and coaching services for the design solution process.
Global Disaster Preparedness Center
Community announcement
Understanding Risk is accepting proposals for both technical sessions and side events for the Understanding Risk Forum in May 2018. Technical sessions on topics such as machine learning, communicating risk information, and behaviour change using risk communication are especially sought after.
Understanding Risk
Community announcement
The International Organisation for Standardization (ISO) is calling on international climate experts to get involved in the drafting of a new ISO standard on “Climate Change Adaptation – A Guidance to Vulnerability Assessment”. A uniform approach to vulnerability assessments will allow for actors to work consistently based on internationally agreed procedures.
Community announcement
UNISDR-Africa seeks to document the good practices and lessons learned from youth engagement and related activities in the field of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. The publication will include success stories and visions of the youth to enhance resilience in Africa. Contributions are invited from individuals, organisations and youth networks.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Africa
Community announcement
Call for authors for white paper on next generation disaster data infrastructure, with a focus on (1) effective big disaster data collection, fusion, exchange, and query, (2) real-time big data analysis and decision making and (3) user-friendly big data visualization.
Integrated Research on Disaster Risk

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