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DRR Voices

Read about the latest DRR Voices on the PreventionWeb knowledge base. These contain stories and perspectives from DRR practitioners and academics on reducing risk and building resilience.

Miguel Angel Trejo-Rangel Victor Marchezini Daniel Messias dos Santos Marina Gabos Medeiros José Carlos Luzia Rodrigues
Between 2000 and 2018, Brazil was hit by 65 flood-related disasters, representing close to 71% of disasters recorded. They were also the deadliest – causing 2,435 fatalities out of a total of 2,767.
Kevin Blanchard
Marginalised groups often experience greater losses and impacts in disaster contexts. Research suggests that the importance of animals for these groups during and after disasters is underrepresented.
Irene Amuron Joanna Smith
​​Anticipatory action plans include a trigger mechanism, developed according to an impact-based forecasting approach, that translates the expected hazard event and its potential impacts into technical and actionable interventions.
Carla Tavares
Amadora's Senior Academy is a world-class example of a successful, inter-generational approach, educating children about disaster risks and about staying safe.
Markus Enenkel Andrew Kruczkiewicz
A new professional profile is needed: climate science translators who specialize in the brokering, translation and tailoring of climate science data to humanitarian and development decision makers – especially in the context of anticipatory action.
Ares Gabàs Masip
Barcelona is  Europe’s first MCR2030 Resilience Hub. The city has taken a proactive approach to tackling climate risks and vulnerabilities for many years, and is now eager to share its experience with other MCR2030 cities and partners.
Martha McPherson Manleen Dugal Ria Sen
The concept of nature-related risk reflects the pervasive economic impacts of biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation. Clear frameworks are needed for evaluating and managing nature-related risk, and developing appropriate financial strategies.
Emma Harwood Olivia Nielsen Naeem Razwani
Women frequently bear the brunt of disasters – in terms of economics, health, and fatalities – but better, more resilient housing could improve their situation.