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Technology Intervention and Policy Impact for DRR, Nilwala River, Sri Lanka, 2014, University of Peradeniya

This reports highlights the findings from a research project conducted by the University of Peradeniya in response to the ‘Preparedness and Resilience Research’ small grants program (Phase I) implemented by Response 2 Resilience Institute and the Global Disaster Preparedness Center.  Abstract:   Pilot studies were conducted in the Ambagahawela paddy track of the Nilwala basin in southern Sri Lanka […]

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Solutions That Are Saving Lives in Humanitarian Response

By Amanda Barcock, Aid & International Development Forum As record numbers of people are displaced by disaster and conflict, the humanitarian community faces increasing challenges. In addition, population-increase and the impacts of climate change are intensifying the risk of wider humanitarian crises, such as food and water insecurity. Emerging innovations in humanitarian aid can help us mitigate these

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Satellite Earth Observations in Support of Disaster Risk Reduction – Special 2015 WCDRR Edition

This report has been compiled in support of the 2015 WCDRR to introduce and promote the use of satellite EO in support of DRR. The report highlights some of the unique capabilities of satellite EO, though often combined with other data sources, and the related efforts of the specialist space agencies entrusted by governments to develop and operate the satellites.Section 2 presents

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Azerbaijan: Feeling the pulse of water

This documentary has been produced by IOM Mission in Azerbaijan, with the financial support received from Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), within the “Kahriz Rehabilitation Project”. It features the project implementation process with various positive impacts brought to the rural communities in Azerbaijan, along with the demonstration of the kahriz history, structure and renovation works.

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A Global Dialogue on Emerging Technology for Emerging Needs

The Red Cross/Red Crescent is facilitating a two-year technology initiative to collaboratively explore, inform and adapt emerging solutions to strengthen the resilience of vulnerable urban communities. We will collaborate with a diverse range of stakeholders to help ensure future solutions are accessible and affordable, appropriate to community needs and context, ethical, integrated with supportive policies

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Future of Food: Food Security in an Insecure World

Feeding a growing global population is a challenge that spans industries and governments. A panel discusses how research, technology, policy, and engagement with local farmers could help build a comprehensive strategy for improving our food system. MODERATOR:Terry Garcia – Chief Science & Exploration Officer, National Geographic Society PARTICIPANTS:Dan Glickman – Co-Chair, AGreeTjada D’Oyen McKenna –

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