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Drought tips from FEMA

A set of tips on drought preparedness put together by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the United States. While many of the tips may be US specific, some can be readily adapted to other country contexts. FEMA. http://www.ready.gov/drought http://www.ready.gov/drought

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Incremental Seismic Rehabilitation

The US Federal Emergency Management Agency has put together a set of guides to incremental retrofitting strategies for a wide variety of building types. FEMA, 2003. FEMA overview of earthquake safety at work, Incremental Seismic Rehabilitation of Office Buildings, Incremental Seismic Rehabilitation of Retail Buildings, Incremental Seismic Rehabilitation of Hospital Buildings, Incremental Seismic Rehabilitation of

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ShakeOut earthquake drills

The Great ShakeOut is a once a year earthquake drill first held in California in 2008 to raise awareness across all segments of the community. Participation has since spread around the globe and an increasing numebr of communities take part every year. The Great ShakeOut website, ShakeOut Drill Manual for Schools, ShakeOut Drill Manual for

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Participatory budgeting inspires community projects – Venezuela

This video focuses on a case study of how the Sucre municipality in Venezuela has supported communities in designing and managing their own projects through a participatory budgeting initiative called “Rumobo Propio” and the provision of proposal design and project management training to community groups. This effort has culminated in the inclusion in the municipal

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Haiti Recovery Operation Summary of the Plan of Action – July 2011 – December 2012

Revised Plan of Action Summary that clearly articulates IFRC secretariat actions moving forward as of July 2011. It continues to use a ‘pillar’ approach but the structure has been simplified to minimize overlap and duplication found in the three-pillar configuration of the 2010 Plan of Action. It also reflects a minimized role for IFRC in HRC core services

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