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Society of South African Geographers Conference 2016

The Society of South African Geographers 10th Biennial Conference, Stellenbosch, 25 - 28 September 2016 The Society of...

Young Seismologists Training Course

The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics and the European Seismological Commission, will organize an...

Call for Applications: Small Grants for Post Graduate Theses & Dissertations

Posted on March 31, 2016, on the Association of African Universities (AAU) website The AAU is pleased...

Universities etch Disaster Risk into Business Studies

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

8th Session of Africa Working Group on Disaster Risk Reduction

MAIN ORGANIZER(S): UNITED NATIONS OFFICE FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION - REGIONAL OFFICE FOR AFRICA OTHER ORGANIZER(S): INTERGOVERNMENTAL...

IRDR seeks Executive Director

  Posted by IRDR IPO - February 6, 2016 - 2015 News, News, Opportunities       The International Council for Science (ICSU),...

USAID: EL NIÑO Preperation and Response in Africa

This Article was recently published on the USAID website concerning the impact of the current El...

USAID Chief Innovation Officer Travels To Tanzania and Kenya

Article from USAID website press release page WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Chief...

Outcomes from the UNISDR Science and Technology Conference Geneva 2016

The first-ever UNISDR Science and Technology Conference saw hundreds of scientists and policymakers from across the global...