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
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)
Community announcement
UNISDR through its regional office for the Americas is carrying out a call starting 1 July for good practices throughout Central America and the Caribbean on integrating gender and women empowerment in Early Warning Systems (EWS). Good practices will be selected based on thematic pertinency, general approach, relevance, replicability and sustainability...
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
Community announcement
The Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) is a ten-year-programme that seeks to advance and promote new approaches to disaster risk reduction science. IRDR's co-sponsors are now inviting nominations for new members of the programme's Science Committee (SC). New SC members will be appointed jointly by the co-sponsoring organisations...
Integrated Research on Disaster Risk
Community announcement
The Honourable Steven Blaney, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, said: 'This important investment will help reduce flood-related costs for all levels of government and help Canadians in high-risk communities avoid the heartache associated with reoccurring flooding in their communities'...
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
Community announcement
The Honourable Steven Blaney, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness on April 17th launched the first call for proposals for the National Disaster Mitigation Program...The investments in flood-risk identification and prevention measures through the NDMP reflect the Government’s shift towards a proactive disaster relief model that will better protect Canadians and their communities from the costs and heartache associated with reoccurring flooding...
Government of Canada
Community announcement
Raise awareness through your personal story by sharing in a 2-5 minute video how you are contributing to make your community resilient by preparing your community for disasters and/or tackling risks through innovative solutions. Deadline now extended to April 12...
Global Disaster Preparedness Center
Community announcement
Raise awareness through your personal story by sharing in a 2-5 minute video how you are contributing to make your community resilient by preparing your community for disasters and/or tackling risks through innovative solutions...
Global Disaster Preparedness Center
Community announcement
The programme aims to enable greater and more effective investment in disaster resilience and earlier action to respond to natural hazards by providing decision makers with improved risk mapping and analyses, event monitoring and more reliable warning systems...
Economic and Social Research Council

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