Show entries for: March 2016

8 March – International Women’s Day: recognizing the vital role of women in risk reduction

Original article from PanAmerican Health Organisation (PAHO)   On International Women’s Day, celebrated every year on 8 March,...

East African Legislative Assembly enacts legislation on disaster risk reduction

The East African Legislative Assembly passed the Disaster Risk Reduction and Disaster Management Bill, 2013, paving...

Fifth Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, Cancun, Mexico, 24-26 May 2017

The Fifth Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction will be held in Cancun, Mexico on 22-26...

Introducing IRDR's New Science Officer

The IRDR IPO is happy to announce the arrival of our new Science Officer, Lucy Lu...

Periperi U Digital Library comes Online

We are proud to announce the opening of Periperi U's digital library portal the Periperi U...

Remarks by Administrator Gayle Smith: U.S. Leadership in International Development

On 8 March 2016, the new USAID chief delivered her first substantial policy speech at a...

UNISDR head calls for more women in disaster risk reduction

Today, to celebrate International Woman's day,  the UNISDR posted this statement in their news feed   To see...

USAID Deploys Disaster Assistance Response Team to Ethiopia for Drought Response

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Gayle Smith announced today that the...

Universities etch Disaster Risk into Business Studies

Original article by Sebastien Penzini   TORONTO, Canada, 29 March 2016 – Ensuring that companies understand and...

World Risk Index presented by Prof. Birkmann in New York

Prof. Dr. Jörn Birkmann, director of the Institute of Spatial and Regional Planning, University of Stuttgart...