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 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
Community announcement
The RISK Award "Information and Communication: Innovative Concepts and Technologies for DRR and DRM", endowed with €100,000, will be given to an innovative project which proves that the intelligent use of modern communication technologies tailored to the needs, culture, and skills of the people affected is a timely tool to combat the serious consequences of a disaster.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Global Risk Forum
Munich Re Foundation
Community announcement
The Center for Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance (CFE-DM) invites original submissions from contributors of all backgrounds within the Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance (DMHA) community, for its Liaison Magazine. The theme for the Winter 2017 issue is Disaster Preparedness and the deadline for first drafts is January 15, 2017.
Center for Excellence in Disaster Management & Humanitarian Assistance
Community announcement
After a successful first call, GFDRR and the UK Department for International Development (DFID) have announced a second call of the Challenge Fund, launching Aug 10. The fund pilots new and innovative approaches to strengthen disaster and climate risk decision-making and overcome challenges to availability and accessibility of risk information in developing countries.
Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the (GFDRR)
Community announcement
Scholars and experienced leader practitioners are invited to submit proposals for an Elsevier book series of cases on disaster and emergency management. This case study book series is designed to support learning about innovation and adaptation in the disaster and emergency management (DEM) field. In addition to volumes related to mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery, the series includes a volume on prevention...
Royal Roads University
Community announcement
UNISDR is launching a blog ahead of International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR), which will be celebrated on 13 October. The theme of this year’s edition of IDDR is traditional, indigenous or local knowledge and its role in helping communities manage and reduce the risks posed by natural and man-made hazards. UNISDR are looking for thought-provoking posts on a range of themes...
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Community announcement
Pacific development organisations and partners are seeking examples of existing Pacific initiatives that demonstrate how climate services have assisted a variety of sectors in improved decision making. Submissions from Pacific government agencies, NGOs, regional organisations, partners and other stakeholders are welcome. Examples of relevant sectors might include: disaster management, maritime transport, aviation, water management, agriculture, fisheries, health, tourism, etc...
Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme
Community announcement
In anticipation of a forthcoming replenishment of the Trust Fund for Tsunami, Disaster and Climate Preparedness, ESCAP is calling for project proposals to build and enhance tsunami, disaster and climate preparedness capacities, particularly in end-to-end early warning for coastal hazards. Assorted countries in the Indian Ocean, Southeast Asia and Pacific Island Countries may apply...
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP)

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