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Advocacy & Media Networks & Communities

Alianza por la reducción de riesgos de desastres en México

The DRR ALLIANCE in Mexico is a Private Sector & NGO network especialised in disaster prevention and recovery, with a resilience approach, that works since 2014 in rural high risk regions in 10 States of Southern Mexico and fosters public commitment of private and social organizations in urban settings towards DRR and Sendai Framework. The ALIANZA RRD has a coordination team that designs local and territorial interventions, as well as public policy agendas, including indigenous communities, municipal governments and subnational and national policies in especific sectors such as food production, coffee, bee honey, infrastructure and water. On the other hand, the ALIANZA RRD communication commission operates public awareness campaigns on hazards preparedness, urban and rural resilience and risk governance using media, web pages and social networks.
  • How to participate: Write a first contact message to the current ALIANZA POR LA RRD EN MEXICO technical secretary, Mr. Guillermo Lozano, at: guillermo_lozano@wvi.org

Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC)

BNNRC is a national networking body on alternative mass media working for building a democratic society based on the principles of free flow of information, equitable & affordable access to Information, Communication Technology (ICT) for remote & marginalized population. It holds Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC).

BNNRC's outreach extends to local, national and international forums. Communication is recognized as an essential human need and, therefore, as a basic human right. In this backdrop, BNNRC's working strategies are: 1. Communicating in Public Sphere; 2. Communicating Knowledge; 3. Civil Rights in Communication; 4. Cultural Rights in Communication

BNNRC now strives for core interventions to achieve Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP), World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Action Plan and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) including the establishment of Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services (RACES) for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) through Amateur Radio (HAM Radio) Promotion

Global Development Network (GDNet)

GDNet provides southern researchers with a space to profile their work and opportunities to engage with others working in development policy and practice including topics such as Disaster Risk Reduction or Climate Change Adaptation. The tools and services that it offers have been developed specifically to support researchers working in developing countries and to make their work known to an international audience.

The GDNet Knowledgebase is a comprehensive internet portal to development research produced in developing countries. Free to use, it features more than 16,500 research papers which are accompanied by clear conclusion based summaries. You can browse by topic through the GDNet Thematic Windows.

GDNet offers a range of journals services to address the difficulty faced by many researchers in the global south in accessing journal articles to support their research. GDNet facilitates access to journals and scholarly literature, providing researchers and research organizations in low and middle income countries with access to journals services that are normally only available to paying subscribers subject to terms of agreement with the service provider. Access is granted to eligible researchers who have registered a profile on the GDNet Knowledgebase.

Global Media Network for Disaster Risk Reduction

Every year, millions of people are killed or affected by floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, droughts or storms throughout the world. Disasters do not come by surprise. They can be foreseen and often result from the same similar processes which are mainly due to human actions. Every disaster should be a media opportunity to question the 'process' behind the facts. If you are interested to go beyond the 'mere facts' to understand the 'process approach' that makes a natural hazard a disaster please, join this new UNISDR initiative and explore with us new ways to make disaster prevention a newsworthy issue and a catchy news/feature story.

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