Words into action

Words into Action
Words into Action (WiA) are a series of guidelines, based on global expertise, communities of practice, and networks of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) practitioners. The guidelines provide practical, specific advice on implementing a people-centered approach to DRR in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.
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2022
This Words into Action guide aims to provide a practical overview of how traditional knowledges can be used to complement scientific knowledge in disaster risk reduction.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property
This is the cover of the WiA guide for Nature-based Solutions
2021
This guide aims to give practical, how-to-do information on setting up and implementing nature-based solutions (NbS), especially for disaster risk reduction (DRR), but also for climate change adaptation (CCA).
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
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2020
This guide offers specific advice on implementing a feasible, people-centered approach to supporting and engaging children in disaster risk reduction and resilience-building.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
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2020
This report provides guidance for the urban planning profession and those involved in city development on how to incorporate disaster risk reduction (DRR) and resilience into urban planning decisions and investments.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
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2020
The present guidelines are designed to support countries in developing a national disaster risk reduction strategy that is aligned with the Sendai Framework.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
2018
This Words into Action guide aims to raise awareness on the importance of river basin management and transboundary cooperation in DRR, while taking into account climate change adaptation.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
Words into Action Disaster Displacement
2019
This guide offers practical guidance to help government authorities integrate disaster displacement and other related forms of human mobility into regional, national, sub-national and local DRR strategies in accordance with Target (E) of SFDRR.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
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2019
The aim of this guidebook is to advise local governments on developing and implementing a holistic and integrated local DRR strategy that contributes to building resilience at the local scale.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction