Community announcements

Disaster risk and resilience in the news, and news from the disaster risk reduction (DRR) community and beyond.

Aerial overhead drone shot of yacht on Adriatic sea curvy cove on Vis Island in Croatia
Applications are open until March 10, 2023 for the contest that promotes and rewards the best adaptation solutions developed and implemented in the Adriatic area.
Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici
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The next issue of the Liaison Journal assesses the complex role of climate change as it relates to economic, physical or societal impacts that substantially alter political stability, human security, or national security infrastructure.
Center for Excellence in Disaster Management & Humanitarian Assistance
Rohingya refugee women wait to collect relief aid at the palongkhali makeshift Camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, on October 06, 2017
The Global Disaster Preparedness Center (GDPC) wants to hear from the people working in disaster preparedness. We want to learn what challenges you encounter in your field and for which an innovative approach or solution doesn’t already exist.
Global Disaster Preparedness Center
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The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction is drafting a Words Into Action guide to create the enabling environment to promote beneficial cooperation among policy-makers, science/academia/technology communities and society to reduce risk.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Construction site
The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) invites members of the DRR community to comment on the Handbook for Implementation of the Principles for Resilience Infrastructure.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
A disabled old woman affected by the floods stands in front of a temporary shelter in Bangladesh, 2022
This survey has been designed for a person living with a disability or a caregiver to share their thoughts on living with disasters. It will run until Friday 3 March 2023.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
A farmer overlooking his dried up field.
There are many success stories of researchers and practitioners developing truly risk-informed decision-making systems. This special issue will present some of the most ground-breaking findings, solutions, and lessons learned with a focus on drought.
Frontiers in Climate
Women in Rwanda growing coffee to support themselves.
Apply for the 2023 Averted Disaster Award. The ADA is the premier recognition of successful disaster mitigation interventions that go unnoticed precisely because of their success. Nominations open November 28, 2022. Applications are due January 15, 2023.
Averted Disaster Award
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A chance to showcase your master’s degree programme on the global platform for disaster risk reduction.
Iluminated light bulb is located on soil and plant are growing.
The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance (the Lab), an investor network that incubates and launches promising investment solutions to address climate change in developing countries, recently opened its call for ideas for the 2023 cycle.
Climate and Development Knowledge Network