DRR Community Voices

The DRR Community Voices share personal stories and perspectives from the disaster risk reduction trenches on reducing risk and building resilience.

  • Our posts from both practitioners and academics reach a global audience and can influence policy, practices and approaches.
  • We invite you to propose your own blog and submit it for review.
  • Most articles can be republished under CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO Deed.
Meg Parsons
Community engagement is just as important as research and policymaking for successful efforts to adapt to the impacts of climate change and reduce disaster risks. Discover the climate resilience toolkit that includes a range of art activities.
In 2019, Retno initiated the idea to develop a disaster knowledge management platform that combines risk profiles and the distribution of knowledge products across Indonesia.
The proactive disaster risk management strategies employed by the Kyrgyz Republic serve as a valuable model for other nations with similar challenges.
Isabelle Granger Jeanique Serradinho
A new tool, the Handbook on Disaster Law Reform: A Guide for Domestic Authorities provides an eight-step process to guide lawmakers embarking on legal review processes relating to disaster risk management.
Tavida Kamolvej is is the Deputy Governor of Bangkok. She worked for 20+ years as a disaster specialist, Dean of the Faculty of Political Science at Thammasat University and is a well-known Thai public policy professional.
Wonyong Park Lorenzo Miani Olivia Levrini
Schools are an important space young people to learn about disaster risk, but too often teachers miss educational opportunities. Educators need to better understand how to use specific climate disaster examples in the classroom to teach about risk.
Soosan Momeni Mokoee works as Shelter-WASH Coordinator for the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) in from Tehran, Iran.
Regina “Nanette” Salvador-Antequisa has had a very active and diverse career in DRR in the Philippines, mainly as Executive Director of the civil society organization ECOWEB (for ‘Ecosystems Work For Essential Benefits’).

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