DRR Community Voices

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

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Flora Vano is the Country Manager of ActionAid Vanuatu, an organization that supports local women to become galvanizing and powerful community leaders, particularly in times of crisis such as disasters.
Ilan Kelman Carina Fearnley
The first mile of warnings means putting people first. It means asking each other about what we need and what we offer. Warnings are meant to be for and about people, as a long-term social process to act for, by, and with all of us.
Lulu’s dedication to disaster research stems from her personal experience in an earthquake that struck her hometown in Sichuan Province in China in 2008.
Today, in her academic role at the School of Environmental Science and Management at the University of the Philippines Los Baños, Decibel works at the intersection of scientific research and the application of risk knowledge to decision-making.
Ankita Shah from Kathmandu in Nepal is the Executive Director of Bighnaharta Nepal, a non-profit organization based in the country’s capital Kathmandu. She was not always meant to work in DRR.
Anne Bach Nielsen Emmanuel Raju
How social media and crowdsourcing can help build disaster resilience.
Repaul Kanji
Jodhpur is known as the “Blue City” for its captivating blue-painted houses. But, beyond their visual appeal, these houses hold a hidden secret; a revelation that could pave the way for a cooler, more sustainable urban future.
Dr Dharam Raj Uprety
For many communities around the world, climate-induced disasters are now an inevitable part of life. When recovering from such events, it is senseless to rebuild structures that are incapable of resisting the hazards that will inevitably follow.

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