The state of Paraná in the south of Brazil has recorded a significant increase in the number of disasters over the years, as well as the other Brazilian states. Since 2012, with the implementation of the National Protection and Civil Defense Policy (PNPDC), Brazil has had a national DRM and DRR strategy that includes the integration of institutional, scientific and technical efforts. Based on compliance with the Sendai Framework and other guidelines of international milestones, PNPDC aims to encourage the deployment of teaching and research university centers and multidisciplinary centers of permanent and distance teaching. This deployment is intended for the research, extension and training of human resources, with a view towards the management and execution of activities of protection and civil defense.
Redesastre emerges in this context. It is the first thematic network officially created in Brazil with the purpose of promoting cooperation and scientific and technological exchange on DRR in Paraná. This pioneering and unprecedented initiative started in 2014 and represents a contribution of the state to risk management and DRR in the country. This report explores the emergence of Redesastre and its results so far, such as its various research projects, organization and conducting of the First Brazilian Convention on Disaster Risk Reduction, and strengthening of risk management, among others. The report also explores Redesastre's future actions, perspectives and challenges
This paper is a contribution to the 2019 edition of the Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR 2019).
To cite this paper:
Pinheiro, E.G. et al. Redesastre: a contribution from Paraná to the management of disaster risk in Brazil. Contributing Paper to GAR 2019