During an emergency, the right message, from the right person, at the right time can save lives. That’s assuming people can find, understand, and use the information.
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The winners were selected from the 420 nominations that were received from 24 countries across the Asia-Pacific region. The awards, which come with a cash prize, celebrate women's achievements in reducing disaster risk.
“If you understand the risk, then you can understand how to cope with it,” Esline says. “But if you do not understand, it is going to be hard - slowly you see the impact, but you don’t know how to deal with it”.
This collection seeks to recognize and celebrate just a few of the many amazing women leading disaster risk reduction efforts across the Pacific, in the hope that these profiles will inspire other women doing the same.
Consulting people with disabilities about their experience and needs is a first step in leading preparations.
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International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University
WRC5 Knowledge Report
This knowledge report highlights the key lessons and recommendations emerging from the discussions during the 15 sessions of the 5th World Reconstruction Conference.
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In France, a deadly heat wave gave rise to an intergenerational housing movement.
Food insecurity is a social justice issue. People who are part of historically marginalized groups at greater risk of food insecurity, including Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bi, trans, and other sexually and gender diverse (2SLGBTQ+) groups.
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This note aims to update good practices of disaster risk management that is inclusive of the needs of persons with disabilities in the five key areas outlined by the report.