Tags: disaster management

UNISDR Annual Report 2016

The year 2016 was transformative for UNISDR – internally, UNISDR aligned its work in support of the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 with the organisational vision of its new senior management team. This resulted in the implementation of a new Strategic Framework 2016-2021, Work Programme 2016-2019 and a change management …

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Gender and Disaster Management

This briefing paper looks at the importance of gender within Red Cross disaster management and offers some suggestions about how Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies might integrate gender into programs and strategies. This paper can be used as a tool during gender training, as an information sheet for staff and volunteers, at the governance …

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Juego: Cuenca arriba, cuenca abajo

Es un juego diseñado con el apoyo del Centro del Clima de la Cruz Roja y Media Luna Roja para educar de una manera didáctica y divertida la problemática del cambio climático en las zonas vulnerables. Río Arriba, Río Abajo (versión corta), Río Arriba, Río Abajo (juego), Climate Change Game and rules https://vimeo.com/45150733, https://vimeo.com/45097866, https://vimeo.com/52707857

Social Media in the Disaster Cycle- Useful Tools or Mass Distraction?

Social media presents new vehicles for interactive communication and user-generated content using an array of Web- and mobile-based tools. As a result, platforms such as Facebook and Twitter are widely used around the world for entertainment but there is growing interest in using them during and  following natural or man-made disasters. Due to their ease of use …

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Building Capacity in Disaster Risk Management – Lessons learned in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Red Cross disaster management (DM) programme was set up to reduce the risk of natural disasters and to help communities protect themselves and overcome the effects of disasters. Its main objective is to raise awareness of disaster risks and how to prepare for disasters at the community level, …

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China and Cambodia: Integrated programming and cooperation with local authorities boost communities’ disaster preparedness

Both China and Cambodia are prey to natural disasters affecting the lives and livelihoods of millions of people. To help vulnerable communities prepare for and withstand such disasters, the National Societies are implementing community-based disaster preparedness (CBDP) programmes that have embraced integrated programming and cooperation with local authorities, both of which have contributed to the …

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Responding to urban disasters: Learning from previous relief and recovery operations (ALNAP, 2012)

This 2012 ALNAP paper on urban lessons was written by David Sanderson, Paul Knox-Clarke and Leah Campbell and builds off a prior 2009 study written by Ian O’Donnell, Kristin Smart and Ben Ramalingam. It offers lessons pertaining to effective design and implementation of urban-response programs. It was written to serve as a practical field resource for international disaster management professionals, …

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