Tags: early warning system

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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Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) Implementation Workshop (China Oct 31 – Nov. 1)

Documentation related to the  2018 Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) Implementation Workshop presented in Hong Kong, China on October 31 – November 1, 2018.    Document of the CAP Implementation Workshop  Flyer: 2018 CAP Implementation Workshop Call for Participation WMO Letter to Member States Information Note for Participants Participants Agenda of CAP Training on October 30. …

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Disaster risk reduction achievements 2016: good practices, tools and initiatives

This publication features 50 good practices, tools and initiatives that were supported under the 2015-2016 DIPECHO Action Plan. These contribute to the implementation of the Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) Strategy 2014-2024 and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030. All initiatives in the publication are associated to one of the following four thematic focus areas: Early Warning …

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Case Study: Striking Gender Balance to Build A Flood-Resilient Community

    Published June 2013   An estimated US$ 45.7 billion loss caused by the 2011 flooding crisis in Thailand well reflected Mrs. Mayuree’s view towards less-prioritized issue of flooding resilience and preparedness among local communities. To enhance resilience and sustainably reduce vulnerability of flood-prone province, local residents at Ban Ta Luang for the first time learned about disaster risk management skill …

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Mozambique: cyclone early warning system in practice

In 2000 and 2001, severe floods struck large areas of Mozambique. The devastating impact of the flooding, and the relative lack of disaster preparedness among affected communities, provided the impetus and the opportunity for the Mozambique Red Cross Society to initiate a five-year community-based disaster preparedness programme in Inhambane and Zambezia provinces, with support from …

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