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.
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Robert Glasser, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

This past March, Peru was hit by devastating floods. Media reports led with death tolls and declarations of states of emergency. People volunteered

Frank Thomalla, Senior Research Fellow, Stockholm Environment Institute

Indonesia is amongst the countries in the world with the highest risk from environmental hazards and climate change impacts. Following the devastating

Jerry Velasquez, Director of the Division of Mitigation and Adaptation, Green Climate Fund

For the first time in disaster risk reduction, the new global blueprint for reducing disaster risks – the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

Steven Ramage, Head of External Relations, Group on Earth Observations, Group on Earth Observations

The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) coordinates Earth observations for a changing planet characterized by extreme weather events such as droughts

Catherine Simonet, Development Economics Researcher at ODI, Overseas Development Institute

Disasters such as floods, earthquakes and droughts, have a negative impact on a country’s economic growth, which in turn impacts the poorest and

David Alexander, Professor of Risk and Disaster Reduction, University College London
On 6th December 1917 two ships collided in Halifax, Nova Scotia. One, the SS Mont-Blanc, bore a cargo of munitions. A fire ignited them and the
Robert D Watkins, United Nations Development Programme - Bangladesh

Today Bangladesh stands at a vital crossroads in its development path. Having averaged a 6 percent economic growth in the past decade, the country

Robert Glasser, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

The Oroville Dam’s structural weakness and the forced evacuation of 200,000 people living in its shadow has seen renewed interest in President Trump’s

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