disaster risk management

New geoportal in South Sudan launched

Image courtesy of RCMRD
The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) and the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) of South Sudan officially launched the South Sudan Geoportal in Juba on 28 February 2017. The geoportal serves as a platform that facilitates creation, sharing and use of geospatial data. The objective is to enhance the capacity of South Sudan government agencies and non-governmental institutions in geospatial data creation, sharing and management.
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Sentinel-2B satellite launched

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On 7 March 2017 ESA launched the new Sentinel-2B satellite from the Kourou spatial station in French Guyana as a twin to the Sentinel-2A which has been in orbit since June 2015.

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Disaster Risk Communication training in Bangkok

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The Asian Disaster

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ADPC

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Bangkok

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Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC)

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Local knowledge as a key element of disaster risk management and the management of floods

Investments in risk reduction can reduce the risk of flash floods (Image: USGS).

On October 07, the head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) in Geneva, Margareta Wahlström stressed the importance of investments in ris

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3rd International Training Workshop on Space Technology for Disaster Mitigation

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23/11/2015 to 04/12/2015

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Sanya

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CAS-TWAS Centre of Excellence on Space Technology for Disaster Mitigation

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Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences IRDR Chinese National Committee

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2015 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

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The theme adopted for the 2015 High-level Political Forum is: Strengthening integration, implementation and review - the HLPF after 2015. 

The High-level Political Forum on sustainable development is the main United Nations platform dealing with sustainable development. It provides political leadership and guidance; follows up and review progress in implementing sustainable development commitments and addresses new and emerging sustainable development challenges; enhances the integration of economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development. 

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New York

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Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC)

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Training Course on Emergency Planning Management

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This course blends academic study with experiential learning of best practice to teach you about disaster

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Nairobi

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IRES Training Centre (Njema Court)

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6th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2016

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International Disaster and Risk Conference Davos 2016 "Integrative Risk management - towards resilient societies".

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Davos Congress Center

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Global Risk Forum (GRF Davos)

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Training Course on the Use of GIS and Remote Sensing in Disaster Risk Management

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Disaster risk information is spatial in nature and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) play an important role in disaster risk management. Rapid population growth and urbanization combined with extreme climatic events are causing a rapid increase in of communities exposed to hazardous events. 

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Nairobi

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Training Course on Disaster Risk Reduction

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Disaster risk reduction (DRR) skills are fundamental to the process of increasing awareness on natural hazards and disaster risk reduction to key stakeholders with knowledge on disaster management to empower the actors to support their organizations in developing disaster resilient programs and projects. 

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Nairobi

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