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Ban Ki-Moon: Economic losses from disaster out of control

 Ban Ki-moon meets with Margareta Wahlström

In a recent press release, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction cited UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon who warned about economic losses from disasters.

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Thu, 16/05/2013 - 09:58

Post-2015 disaster risk reduction: The role of outer space

Satellites help to respond to disasters, emergencies and crisis.

In a recent article on their website, UNISDR, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, highlights the discussions revolving around the role of space-based information for the post-201

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Fri, 19/04/2013 - 10:45
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46.1984
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6.1423

COCONet: Measuring Atmosphere and Earth for Disaster Risk Reduction

COCONet sites in the Caribbean

The Continuously Operating Caribbean Observational Network (COCONet) is a project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) with the aim of developing a large-scale geodetic and atmospheric i

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Wed, 17/04/2013 - 09:32
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13.8381
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-72.5977

COCONet: Measuring Atmosphere and Earth to Reduce Risk from Natural Hazards

The Continuously Operating Caribbean Observational Network (COCONet) is a project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) with the aim of developing a large-scale geodetic and atmospher

latitude: 
13.8381
longitude: 
-72.5977

UN family agrees on plan for disaster risk reduction

Displaced Family in Thailand

Representatives of UN agencies, funds and programmes completed an action plan this week that will accelerate the integration of disaster risk reduction into all UN country level operations in respo

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Fri, 08/03/2013 - 14:21
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46.1984
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6.1423

Disaster Risk Reduction

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
Basic Information
Event Organisers: 

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Engineering professional development

Language of event: 
English
Training Details
Training Event Type: 
Web-based Training Event
Training Target Audience: 
Designed for people involved in disaster management for natural disasters. It will benefit government personnel, representatives of private voluntary agencies, and other individuals interested in disaster/emergency management
Is a certificate Issued?: 
No certificate issued or not known
Training Tuition: 
225.00 USD
Additional Information: 

By participating in this course, you will earn 25 Professional Development Hours (PDH) and 2.5 Continuing Education Units (CEU)

Course Summary:

Self study course

The topics of the course are:

UN: Disaster Management paramount for post-2015 agenda

severity and economic losses of disasters continue to increase across the globe

As the frequency, severity and economic losses of disasters continue to increase across the globe,  the United Nations’ first-ever global champion for disaster risk reduction, Indonesi

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Tue, 26/02/2013 - 10:33
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-6.21154
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106.845

Toward Resilience: ECB publishes guide for Disaster Risk Reduction

Toward Resilience: A Guide to Disaster Risk Reduction

Toward Resilience: A Guide to Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) is an introductory resource for staff of development and humanitarian organizations working with peop

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Wed, 13/02/2013 - 10:05

UNISDR: Global Disaster Risk Assessment Report takes Shape

Work is entering the final stages on UNISDR's new edition of the Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR13) which will appear in May this year.

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Mon, 11/02/2013 - 11:34
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46.2253
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6.13788

Fourth Africa regional platform for disaster risk reduction

Time and Duration
Venue City: 
Arusha
Basic Information
Date: 
13/02/2013 - 15/02/2013
Venue: 
Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge
Venue Country: 
Tanzania
Event Organisers: 

Africa Union Commission (AUC) and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)

Language of event: 
English

The AUC in collaboration with the UNISDR have organized the 4th Africa Regional Platform for DRR, planned to take place in Arusha Tanzania from 13 to 15 February alongside the 5th Africa drought Ad

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-3.36579
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36.6744