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.
William Lacy Swing, International Organization for Migration

2015 was the year of hope for the global migration and humanitarian communities. 

That year, we saw the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development call

Yohannes Yemane Kesete, Disaster Risk Management Specialist, The World Bank

On August 27, 2015, there was little sense of anxiety or urgency in Dominica as the first rains landed on this small Eastern Caribbean island state

Daniel Stander, Global Head of the RMS Public Sector Group, Risk Management Solutions

RMS is delighted in playing an integral role at the United Nations’ Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Cancun next week.  This is the

Triveño Luis, Urban Development Specialist, World Bank Group

The scene is as familiar as it is tragic: A devastating hurricane or earthquake strikes a populated area in a poor country, inflicting a high number

Katie Peters, Senior Research Fellow, Overseas Development Institute

When the world’s governments meet in Cancun this week, they will reaffirm their commitment to protecting their citizens from disasters.

Most will

Toshihiro Sonoda, Senior Disaster Risk Management Specialist, World Bank, the

What do you think of when you hear ‘water issues’? You may think of water supply, sanitation or even food security.

Water issues in fact vary from

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

Urban centres can be among the world's most healthy places to live and work – but many are among the least. How healthy they are is powerfully

Vladimir Tsirkunov, Team Leader of the GFDRR's Hydromet Program, Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the

Intense drought can devastate a country. Severe flooding can be catastrophic. Dealing with both at the same time? That’s just another day for many

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