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.
Kevin Blanchard, Senior Environmental Scientist in Global Disaster Risk Reduction, Public Health England

The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 was agreed in 2015.  Since then the global disaster risk reduction community has been

David Satterthwaite, Senior Fellow at the International Institute for Environment and Development, International Institute for Environment and Development

For the billion urban dwellers living in informal settlements, there are many risks. Those who are more susceptible to these risks, or less able to

Victoria Sauveplane, Senior Program Manager, Action Against Hunger - Canada

When disaster hits, assessing the severity and magnitude of its impact is often determined through household surveys based on the two most frequently

Aaron Clark-Ginsberg, Postdoctoral Researcher at Stanford University, Stanford University

As an international humanitarian organisation committed to eradicating extreme poverty, disaster risk reduction (DRR) and resilience are both central

Rob Roggema, Professor of Sustainable Urban Environments, University of Technology Sydney

The first thoughts after a disaster are never with an interesting design process for the hit area. First concerns need to be with the people that

Ilan Kelman, Reader in Risk, Resilience and Global Health at University College London, England and Professor II at the University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway, University College London

We hear so much these days about climate change, often with suggestions of it inevitably causing more disasters. Science, however, paints a much more

Nurmalahayati Nurdin, Doctoral researcher at the Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction, University College London

Indonesia is an archipelago country which experiences various catastrophes. Over the years, the casualty rate and the cost of natural disasters have

Susanna Tol, Senior Communications and Advocacy Officer, Wetlands International, Wetlands International

Are ecosystem based solutions to reducing risk gaining ground? And what can be done to bring these solutions from small pilots to scale and integrated

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