Topic: Earthquake

Global Earthquake Hazard and Risk Maps

The development of the Global Earthquake Hazard and Risk Model was a key priority for GEM under its 2014-2018 Work Program. The objective is to collaboratively develop a complete set of earthquake data and models, and to deliver a comprehensive global assessment of earthquake risk. Global Earthquake Hazard and Risk Maps https://www.globalquakemodel.org/gem

Africa Earthquake Model: A step toward understanding earthquake risk in Africa

The GEM Foundation released the Africa Earthquake Hazard and Risk model on 15th May 2019 in recognition of UNISDR’s Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 2019 in Geneva. The technical data and information for this model can now be downloaded from the Africa Model webpage. The Africa Earthquake model underpins the African portion of GEM’s global …

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Promoting Disaster Resilient Cultural Heritage

 Cultural heritage is vulnerable to the adverse impacts of natural disasters, and climate change is adding to the urgency of addressing this challenge. Countries around the world are employing a variety of measures to safeguard cultural heritage against disaster risks, drawing on relevant conventions, policy frameworks, and guidance. To protect lives, livelihoods, and cultural heritage, …

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Resilience Scan July – September 2017

Resilience: rising to the challenge in coastal regions Coastal areas offer unique opportunities and challenges. The dynamics of the physical processes (from the daily tides to the ever-changing morphology) form the backdrop to some of the world’s most productive and valuable habitats and give rise to distinctive coastal economies and cultures. But they are under …

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Lessons from inclusive community-based DRR in earthquake-affected areas of Nepal

This summary report highlights lessons learned and recommendations for others implementing DRR and resilience programmes in Nepal, drawn from an inclusive community-based disaster risk management (CBDRM) project in four earthquake-affected districts. The project, run by Mission East with partner Save the Children and national and district partners, was funded through the European Commission’s Civil Protection …

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Call for Applications: Interdisciplinary Pressure Cooker on Risk Communication at UR2018

Are you interested in risk communication? The 2018 Understanding Risk Forum is hosting an intensive event for interdisciplinary teams to test their innovative, creative, scientific and technological skills to co-develop risk communication solutions to real world challenges facing local decision makers. The “pressure cooker” is aimed at young professionals and students (under 35) and mentors …

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