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
This workshop is an opportunity for NGOs and government stakeholders in Asia to share experiences, have the methodological debates, and jointly formulate substantive recommendations to improve the evidence-based risk assessment. Prominent speakers from Bangladesh, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Viet Nam, and Indonesia are expected to deliberate their views...
Pujiono Centre for Disaster and Climate Risk Reduction Studies, the
Community announcement
Experts should have an organisational mandate to assist in assessing the current use of space-based technology and information for disaster management and emergency response in Mozambique, identifying potential areas where space-based technology and information could play a greater role and contributing to improving the access to space-based technology and information...
United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs
Community announcement
How do girls and women in the USA build disaster resilience? Ask the young people in your life to explain through art or an essay. Please encourage them to enter this exciting contest marking October 13, 2012 as the International Day for Disaster Reduction, with the theme 'Women and Girls–the (in)Visible Forces of Resilience'...
Gender and Disaster Resilience Alliance
Community announcement
IDRC Davos 2012 announced the JTI Foundation Resilience Award of CHF 175’000.- for the best project proposal on resilience increase at city or community level submitted...
International Disaster and Risk Conferences
Global Risk Forum
Cartoon by Norman Isaac  UNDP AP http://www.cartooncontestasiapacific.com/?p=847
Community announcement
Asia-Pacific cartoons depicting the effects of climate change on children, Chinese cities, the Pacific Islands and mangrove forests won a regional contest sponsored by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of France...
French Ministry of Foreign Affairs
United Nations Development Programme - Asia-Pacific Regional Centre
Community announcement
GRF Davos issued a call for papers to be presented in Davos. The call for abstracts is still open until 30 April 2012. Submit your proposals for oral or poster presentations, or for whole sessions and workshops...
Global Risk Forum
Community announcement
The 2013 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction is calling for abstracts until Friday 30 March (extended). The purpose is to encourage more research on how public regulation and private investment shape disaster risk, in the context of broader changes in the global political economy...
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Community announcement
What can we learn from studies in security to make natural hazard evacuations more effective? How do hazard mitigation efforts impact upon, for example, food security? And, how do disasters create and/or exacerbate issues areas around biosecurity, war, and conflict? ...
Royal Geographical Society
Community announcement
This call for project proposals will support the implementation of the objective of the Fund to build and enhance tsunami, disaster and climate preparedness capacities for early warning for coastal hazards...
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP)
Community announcement
The poster-making contest has become a venue for children to express their views and concerns on disaster-related issues and the importance of biodiversity in reducing the impact of disasters...
ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability

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