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City Resilience in Africa: A Ten Essentials Pilot
  • City Resilience in Africa: A Ten Essentials Pilot
  • United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). December 2012
  • In 2010, UNISDR launched a global resilient cities Campaign with the specific focus on improving urban cities" capacity to withstand and recover from natural disasters. By signing up to the Campaign, cities commit to take specific actions to build their resilience. These actions are guided by the "Ten Essentials for Making Cities Resilient", a 10-point checklist of factors considered fundamental for cities to improve their resilience capacity.In 2012, UNISDR Regional office for Africa in Nairobi, Kenya commenced a pilot project to "operationalise" the Campaig...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Resilience, Risk management, Urban areas, Vulnerability

Children's Action for Disaster Risk Reduction 2012. Views from Children in Asia
  • Children's Action for Disaster Risk Reduction 2012. Views from Children in Asia
  • United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). October 2012
  • The Asia Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) Declaration adopted in Incheon in 2010 recognized "the need to protect women, children and other vulnerable groups from the disproportionate impacts of disaster and to empower them to promote resiliency within their communities and workplaces". The aim of this publication is to provide children and youth in Asia a platform to report on progress made towards these commitments from their own point of view. This publication seeks to document the perspective of children from seven Asia countries ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Children, Climate change, Disaster prevention, Education, Floods, Livelihoods, Resilience, Risk management, Vulnerability, Vulnerable groups, Youth

The Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2012: Reducing Vulnerability and Exposure to Disasters
  • The Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2012: Reducing Vulnerability and Exposure to Disasters
  • United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). October 2012
  • The Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2012 provides an analysis of the impact of disasters on Asian and Pacific countries between 1970 to 2011, and discusses the twin challenge faced by the region of increasing exposure of its people and economic assets, and heightened vulnerabilities experienced by the poor and other disadvantaged groups to disasters. Pressures resulting from rapid urban development and economic growth have resulted in people and economic activities expanding into increasingly exposed and hazard-prone land. It also highlights that smaller economi...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Capacity building, Climate change, Communication, Disaster prevention, Disasters, Economic impact, Ecosystem services, Floods, Investments, Land management, Legal aspects, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Monitoring, Resilience, Risk management, Technology, Urbanization, Vulnerability, Vulnerable groups

Making Cities Resilient Report 2012. A global snapshot of how local governments reduce disaster risk
  • Making Cities Resilient Report 2012. A global snapshot of how local governments reduce disaster risk
  • United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). September 2012
  • The aim of this report is to provide a global snapshot of local-level resilience building activities and identify trends in the perceptions and approaches of local governments toward disaster risk reduction, using the Ten Essentials for Making Cities Resilient developed by the Making Cities Resilient Campaign as a framework. This report also analyses the factors that enable urban disaster risk reduction activities, including how the Campaign has helped improve local knowledge of disaster risk and support capacity building. The report is divided into five chap...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Communication, Disaster prevention, Education, Floods, Infrastructure, Public policy, Resilience, Risk management, Urban areas, Utility services, Water quality

(The) Role of Hydrometeorological Services in Disaster Risk Management
  • (The) Role of Hydrometeorological Services in Disaster Risk Management
  • United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), World Bank Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), World Meteorological Organization (WMO). March 2012
  • This publication presents the proceedings from the joint workshop co-organized by the World Bank, GFDRR, UNISDR and WMO in Washington, D.C. on March 12, 2012. The purpose of the workshop was to share best practices and experience in innovative and state-of-the-art hydrometeorological services and their use in disaster risk reduction mechanisms that are effectively protecting lives, livelihood, and assets. The first part of the workshop focused on best practices in hydro and weather hazard monitoring and early warning for extreme events. The second part focuse...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Europe, Northern America
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Economic impact, Floods, Meteorology, Risk management

At the Crossroads. Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia and the Pacific. A Review of the Region's Institutional and Policy Landscape
  • At the Crossroads. Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia and the Pacific. A Review of the Region's Institutional and Policy Landscape
  • United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). July 2011
  • This report provides a snapshot of how Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) are undertaken and integrated, if at all, in Asia and the Pacific. It does so by taking stock of past and ongoing regional initiatives (Chapter 2) and by looking into the role of certain organizations in the implementation process (Chapter 3). It also discusses key developments in three areas-political, policy and institutional- which are instrumental in facilitating the integration of DRR and CCA agendas in the region (Chapter 4). Concluding remarks and n...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Risk management

Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in Europe. A Review of Risk Governance
  • Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in Europe. A Review of Risk Governance
  • United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). June 2011
  • This study aims to analyse climate related disasters risk reduction governance in the European context. There is a particular focus on the flow of information from researchers to policy makers and the way in which the decision-making process in climate adaptation and risk reduction is commonly managed. The study looks into practical cases of European regional and national adaptation strategies. The paper is divided into three sections: (1) An overview of the climate-risks and disaster risk reduction field(s); (2) An analysis of the current governance structur...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe, Global
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Capacity building, Climate change, Communication, Development cooperation, Disaster prevention, Disasters, Legal aspects, Risk management, Technology

2011 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction: Revealing Risk, Redefining Development.  Fact sheet

2011 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction: Revealing Risk, Redefining Development. Executive summary
  • 2011 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction: Revealing Risk, Redefining Development. Executive summary
  • United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). May 2011
  • Executive summary of the 2nd edition of the UN Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction. This report explores trends in disaster risk for each region and for countries with different socio-economic development. The report also includes country self-assessments of progress towards the Hyogo Framework for Action (Chapter 4) and offers guidance and suggestions to governments and non-governmental actors alike on how they can, together, reduce disaster risks. The report covers water-related risks, mainly floods and drought, and includes a specific focus...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Drought, Drylands, Floods, Information and data, Monitoring, Risk management, Vulnerability, Water scarcity

2011 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction: Revealing Risk, Redefining Development. Chapter 3 : Drought risks
  • 2011 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction: Revealing Risk, Redefining Development. Chapter 3 : Drought risks
  • United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). May 2011
  • The 2nd edition of the UN Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction explores trends in disaster risk for each region and for countries with different socio-economic development. The report also includes country self-assessments of progress towards the Hyogo Framework for Action and offers guidance and suggestions to governments and non-governmental actors alike on how they can, together, reduce disaster risks. The report covers water-related risks, mainly floods and drought, and includes a specific focus on drought risk. In particular, the report po...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Climate change, Disaster prevention, Drought, Drylands, Migration, Monitoring, Poverty, Risk management, Rural areas, Urbanization, Vulnerability, Water demand, Water management, Water scarcity

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