Myanmar - National Training Course


Disaster Risk Management

Secretariat for Vulnerability Issues of the Presidency of El Salvador (SAV)

The State of El Salvador has established in 2011 the Secretariat for Issues of the Presidency of El Salvador (SAV) with the mandate to implement actions necessary to prevent and eradicate vulnerability that the country faces with regards to natural and human-caused phenomena.



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Earth Observation of night time lights for flood risk management

River Nile and its Delta hosting two of the biggest cities in Egypt

Flood is one of the most common geohazards, which also costs most devastation to society. There are areas more vulnerable to floods, where measures are taken to mitigate the impacts, but further research is needed for identifying flood in order to make communities in such vulnerable areas more resilient.


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Wed, 19/03/2014 - 15:10

Scientific data helps create seismic hazard maps

Fault lines in Los Angeles region , showing possible high risk seismic zones

The newly created Southern California Earthquake Center has build up a data base of the region’s seismographic nature in hope to prevent devastating events like in the 1989 San Francisco 6.7 Magnitude Earthquake through better risk assessment.

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Fri, 17/01/2014 - 14:30

New edition of Global Climate Risk Index

Climate Risk Index may serve as a red flag for the most vulnerable regions

In November 2013 Germanwatch published the 9th edition of the Global Climate Risk Index for which the most recent data available —from 1993 to 2012— were taken into account. The Global Climate Risk Index 2014 analyses to what extent the impacts of weather-related loss events have affected countries around the globe.


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Tue, 12/11/2013 - 14:50

Training: Disaster Management

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis






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Participants have to be graduates in any discipline



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International Center for Emergency Preparedness Training (INTERCEPT)

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International Center for Emergency Preparedness Training (INTERCEPT)

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CATHALAC models Central America's vulnerability to coastal hazards

UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office CATHALAC – The Water Center for the Humid Tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean –, elaborated a profile of the relative of Central America's Caribbean and Pacific coasts to the hazards of storm-induced coastal erosion and storm surge. The analysis included the seven Central American countries (i.e. Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama) and was done to provide a reference level for decision-making regarding coastal planning.

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Tue, 21/08/2012 - 10:02

Asian Development Bank publishes study on Intense Climate Disasters

The Asian Development Bank in its study "Intense Climate Disasters and Development in Asia-Pacific" stresses the great risk that Asian countries face in the context of climate related disasters. The

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Tue, 03/07/2012 - 09:50

UNDP Africa Human Development Report acknowledges UN-SPIDER

On Tuesday, 15 May, the United Nations Development Programme released the 2012 Africa Human Development Report: Towards a Food Secure Future. Despite recent economic growth and plentiful natural resources, sub-Saharan Africa remains the world's most food insecure region. UNDP’s first Africa Human Development Report shows that food security and human development reinforce each other.

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Tue, 15/05/2012 - 15:42


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