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.

Cartoon by Norman Isaac  UNDP AP
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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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

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