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Webinar 2: Using risk information and disaster risk profiles to inform DRR and decision making in Africa, 21 September 2020

On behalf of United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) Regional Office for Africa, the...

UNDRR COVID-19 Webinars & Upcoming Online Training: Risk-informed investment |#NoNaturalDisasters | Resilience of Local Governments: A multi-sectoral approach to integrate public health and DRM

We are pleased to share the following UNDRR webinars and online training organized with partners. Next Week UNDRR...

AFRICAN DOCTORAL ACADEMY Stellenbosch University September and October Short Courses

AFRICAN DOCTORAL ACADEMY Stellenbosch University September and October Short Courses Online Spring Short Courses 2020 ​More information on our September...

UNDRR Online Short Courses, workshops and webinars

We are pleased to share the following UNDRR GETI online training, workshops and webinars organized with...

Disaster Risk Financing Short Course - 14 August 2020

Financial protection policies and instruments support governments in becoming effective risk managers and help protect lives,...

Unpacking hazards: launch of a new scientific report on hazards definition for the Sendai Framework Webinar

The broad range of hazards, and the incrementally interconnected, cascading and complex nature of natural and...

COVID-19 Working Groups for Public Health and Social Sciences Research

Based on the outpouring of interest from the research community and our mission to advance convergence...

COVID-19 Global Research Registry and COVID-19 Working Groups for Public Health and Social Sciences

The COVID-19 pandemic underscores the urgent need for coordination, collaboration, and information-sharing among researchers worldwide. CONVERGE, a...

Launch of The Global Risks Report 2020

The 15th edition of the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report is published as critical risks are manifesting....

Reflection on ARMS 2

  The Second African Risk Methods School (ARMS II)[1] jointly organised by UNESCO, and the Periperi U...

African Risk Methods School 2019 - Addis Ababa

The African continent is experiencing massive shift towards urbanisation with ever growing and developing cities home...

Editor-in-Chief of the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science

In June 2019, the director of the partners based at the University of Sciences and Technology...

Periperi U join new Af-STAG and AYAB

Staff from the Periperi U partners were invited to apply to become members of the newly...

International Summer School on Humanitarian Engineering at Makerere University, Uganda

Makerere University collaborated with Boston University to develop and organise a summer school titled “Humanitarian Engineering...

Building Code Workshop for the seismically active region of Mount Cameroon

On 3 July, the partners based at the University of Buea held a Expert committee meeting/workshop to...

Request for Expression of Interest (EOI): Strengthening of SADC Regional Disaster Preparedness and Response Institutional and Coordination Mechanisms

The SADC Secretariat has received a loan from the World Bank towards the implementation of the STRENGTHENING...

KNYSNA FIRES OF 2017: LEARNING FROM THIS DISASTER

The Partners based at Stellenbosch University South Africa, in collaboration with Santam and the CSIR (Council...

2019 Global Platform Report

During the sixth session Global Platform on DRR , held in Geneva Switzerland, the 2019 edition...