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Building partnerships to engage communities in preparedness and early warning systems in the Pacific

Between 2014 and 2016, Red Cross National Societies worked with communities, governments, and regional organizations to develop and implement an “early warning early action” approach in eight island nations in the Pacific.  The Finnish-Pacific (or FINPAC) project brought together relevant stakeholders at the regional, national, island, community, and household levels to develop community early warning …

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Bringing Collaborative Governance in Community Early Warning System for Flood Risk Reduction

  Published 23 March 2015 The collaboration of government, local government, and community is key to flood early warning systems. The Program for Reduction of Vulnerability to Floods in Thailand (ADPC and USAID) implemented various activities under the program to strengthen the collaboration which also brings the understanding among stakeholders on flood early warning system. …

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Building flood preparedness in community: Implementing early warning systems in Ayutthaya (Thailand)

Published: 23 March 2015 Ayutthaya, Thailand – This case study concerns the Program for Reduction of Vulnerability to Floods in Thailand implemented by the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) in collaboration with the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) as a focal point on disaster risk reduction organization in Thailand and with the support …

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Tsunami detection using commercial cargo ships

Researchers at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) have begun equipping commercial cargo ships with low-cost tsunami sensors to provide real-time early detection data as they move through the North Pacific. The researchers, funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, are partnering with Matson, Maersk Line and the World …

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Weather Information Board

The Meteorological Office in Bangladesh has developed an innovative Information Board to share up-to-date weather information in towns and villages in Bangladesh. The Information Board is a great combination of static and dynamic approaches to sharing digital information in an analog format. Source: Bangladesh Met Office, 2015.

International Disaster Response Law (IDRL) in Nepal: A study on strengthening legal preparedness for international disaster response

This report reviews Nepal’s legal and policy framework for disaster response with a focus on large-scale emergencies that exceed national coping capacities. It analyses Nepal’s legal preparedness for disasters by assessing its legal framework against key international standards. The study aims to: Identify gaps and areas of good practice in addressing legal issues and implementing the key regional and …

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Flood early warning systems in Nepal: a gendered perspective

This publication captures the findings of a study on flood early warning systems in Nepal that assessed the institutional arrangements, key stakeholders, legal provisions, coordination and linkage mechanisms, and four key elements of early warning systems from a gender perspective. It also gathered experience from two villages with functioning community-based flood early warning systems.    …

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Disasters needn’t be disastrous – African communities can adapt to climate extremes

‘Early Warning Early Action’ that encompasses scientific advances from climate research and experience with risk reduction now offers the best hope of making humanitarian action in Africa more timely and effective, says the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre. Local disaster managers’ awareness that National Societies will increasingly be confronted with the impacts of climate …

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Landslide early warning in Costa Rica

Following a number of landslides in August 2002, the International Federation, supported by the Regional Delegation in Central America, obtained funding from the British government to implement an early warning system in the event of future landslides. The overall objective was to ‘promote the development of community organizational and planning processes for the identification of …

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Red Cross Red Crescent good practices in early warning

For the International Federation and National Societies worldwide, community-based early warning is an essential element of disaster risk reduction. Early warning helps to mitigate loss of life and property and to reduce economic losses. By strengthening early warning systems, we help to ensure that development projects, action plans and existing policies are sustainable. This brochure …

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