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
Can you help crack the code to leverage risk data in ways that generate real world action and protection from natural hazards? What examples can you share of how risk data has been used practically and effectively to spur decisions by national and local authorities, the private sector, communities or individuals?
Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the (GFDRR)
Community announcement
Nominations for the Hamaguchi Award for individuals and/or organizations that have made significant contributions to the enhancement of coastal resilience against tsunamis, storm surge and other coastal disasters are open until June 30, 2017.
Port and Airport Research Institute
Community announcement
In recognition of the many community focused inspiring DRR work, the UN MGCY would like to invite youth/youth-led organizations to submit a case study of good DRR practice or action to be showcased at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR) later this year.
United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth, Disaster Risk Reduction Working Group
Community announcement
The Center for Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance invites article submissions for the next issue of Liaison, CFE-DM’s journal of civil-military disaster management and humanitarian relief collaborations. The theme for the Winter 2017 issue is Regional Cooperation in Disaster Management.
Center for Excellence in Disaster Management & Humanitarian Assistance
Community announcement
The Water Youth Network (WYN) in partnership with Associated Programme on Flood Management (APFM) and Integrated Drought Management Programme (IDMP) have organized a competition for young people (below 35 years) and youth-led organizations that are currently working on any project and or have innovative solutions to flood and drought-related problems.
Global Water Partnership
Water Youth Network
Community announcement
The 2017 Best Climate Practices Contest aims to award and promote actionable ideas and concrete projects designed to support urban and/or rural communities in preparing and responding to climate disasters, improving local resilience through enhanced preparedness (ex-ante) and/or recovery (ex-post) capacity.
Initiative on Climate Change policy and Governance
Community announcement
Integrated Research on Disaster Risk invites submissions of policy briefs / articles for the DRR Edition of the Youth Science-Policy Interface Publication coordinated by the UN Major Group for Children & Youth. All submission must be authored or co-authored by someone 30 years or below.
Major Group Children and Youth
Community announcement
The Anticipate, Absorb, Reshape (A2R) initiative led by the UN Secretary-General is calling for a wide range of innovative and practical solutions – on the local, national and international levels – that can help strengthen early action in communities around the world. The initiative aims to help communities minimize the impact of climate-induced disasters and adapt sustainably to climate change.
MIT Center for Collective Intelligence
Community announcement
Gravitazz is launching a new publication series entitled “African Perspectives on Disaster Risk Reduction”. This quarterly publication series aims at showcasing experts’ views, experiences and best practices in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) on the African continent. The call for papers/abstracts is now open.
Gravitazz Institute for Disaster Reduction and Emergency Management
Community announcement
IOM, ODI and the Council of Europe are calling for contributions from researchers and practitioners on how migrants and other groups of foreign nationals have been included and have participated in disaster prevention, preparedness, response and recovery activities.
Council of Europe
Overseas Development Institute
International Organization for Migration

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