Tags: disaster preparedness

A region at risk: The human dimensions of climate change in Asia and the Pacific

The Asia and Pacific region is extremely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Unabated warming could significantly undo previous achievements of economic development and improvements of living standards. At the same time, the region has both the economic capacity and weight of influence to change the present fossil-fuel based development pathway and curb global …

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Dream Location or Disaster Risk

Radhika Murti – TEDx Radhika asks: How are risks informing your choices — of home or holiday destination? Are you informed about past disasters and their probability in the future? And what are you doing to reduce the risk of natural hazards turning your dream location into a disaster situation in the future? Radhika Murti …

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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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Bangladesh community radio: Hello Red Crescent – We Listen to You

In December 2014, Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) with the support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and Swedish Red Cross, launched its first ever live call-in radio programme. Since July 2015, the programme has been regularly broadcasted through community radio stations in Kurigram and Barguna districts, making it …

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State Of Social Media Technologies For Disaster Preparedness In Asia-Pacific Region

This report summarizes the results of a study on teh implications of social media analysis tools for disaster preparedness focusing on the Asia Pacific region. Two methodological approaches were performed, including an online survey and in-depth interviews with humanitarian organizations in the Asia-Pacific region. The findings from both interview and survey data revealed the state of humanitarian …

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Disaster Resilience Journal

The Disaster Resilience Journal is an interactive documentary that examines how individuals, communities and countries around the world are building resilience in a landscape of climate change, and social, economic and cultural shifts. The documentary was funded by the European Commission’s Department for Humanitarian Aid & Civil Protection (ECHO), and highlights its work with the International …

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State of the Use of Mobile Technologies for Disaster Preparedness in South East Asia

This report summarizes the study conducted by Nanyang Technology University (NTU) in collaboration with the Global Disaster Preparedness Center with support from the USAID-Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance to better understand how new communication and information sharing technologies can enhance risk reduction and preparedness measures.  Unlike post-disaster response and recovery, where humans passively adapt to …

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