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 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
Community announcement
The Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) give an advance notice of a new global research call which includes a theme on disaster risk management and resilience to open on Thursday 1st September 2011...
Climate and Development Knowledge Network
Community announcement
PLoS Currents: Disasters is a new open-access publication from the Public Library of Science for the rapid communication of new research results and operational analyses derived from the study or management of all types of disasters. It will be launched in August 2011...
Public Library of Science
Community announcement
The Gender and Disaster Network with support from UN Women Pakistan is updating and developing the Gender and Disaster Sourcebook, a freely accessible online resource for disaster and development professionals, academics and all others interested in integrating gender in their work, advocacy or research....
Gender and Disaster Network, the
Community announcement
OCHA Kenya recently launched a call for proposals as part of a campaign to promote best practices in long term intervention on drought mitigation in Kenya...
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Community announcement
The Gender and Disaster Network and the Natural Hazards Center are inviting nominations of women and men who should be recognized for their efforts to advance gender-sensitive policy, practice, or research in the areas of disaster risk reduction...
Gender and Disaster Network, the
Community announcement
UNISDR calls upon all Making Cities Resilient: 'My city is getting ready' participating cities and partners to submit a nomination for the UN-Sasakawa award to highlight good practice and achievements against as many of the 'ten essentials' for making cities resilient as possible - deadline extended to 28 February 2011...
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Community announcement
The Global Earthquake Model, a collaborative effort aimed at engaging a global community in the design, development and deployment of state-of-the-art models and tools for earthquake risk assessment worldwide, is calling for proposals to help form a toolbox for GEM's risk assessment platform until 31 January 2011...
Global Earthquake Model Foundation (GEM)
Community announcement
If you are a researcher, policy-maker, donor, NGO or community representative, share your knowledge and experience at the AfricaAdapt Climate Change Symposium 2011: from local and indigenous roles in addressing climate change to community-led responses, media engagement, policy, and adaptation linkages...
AfricaAdapt
Community announcement
The new network aiming to bring together PhD students and established researchers working on climate change mitigation and related adaptation activities in small-scale farming and food systems in developing countries calls for proposals...
Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)
University of Copenhagen

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