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PreventionWeb’s “Ask an Expert”

PreventionWeb has now launched a new initiative called “Ask an Expert” through which partners in the disaster risk reduction community and public at large can get expert opinion. Each week, thematic experts and thought leaders invite people from all over … Continue reading

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Nominations for the 2015 Sasakawa Award for Disaster Risk Reduction are now open

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Sasakawa Award for Disaster Risk Reduction. Individuals, community groups, civil society organizations, government agencies at local or national level or private sector entities can be nominated for … Continue reading

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Asia Pacific Adaptation Network Forum, Oct. 1-3, 2014

The 4th Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum 2014 is now open for registration. The Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN) is organising its flagship Forum on 1-3 October 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, under the theme New Partnerships for Resilient Development: … Continue reading

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4th International Conference on Building Resilience – Reminder

8th – 11th September 2014 MediaCityUK, Salford Quays, UK, http://www.buildresilience.org/2014 The conference will explore the concept of resilience as a useful framework of analysis for how society can cope with the threat of hazards, helping to understand attributes that enable … Continue reading

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Building coastal resilience to reduce climate change impacts in South Sulawesi

Botto village with its 2,144 inhabitants is located at the Gulf of Bone in Wajo district in South Sulawesi. The villagers face severe enviromental degradation in form of mangrove deforestation. Climate change impacts such an increased number of flood, high … Continue reading

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Adapting to a changing climate in Southern Africa: A film from the first Southern Africa Adaptation Colloquium

This short film captures the key messages and debates emerging from the first Southern Africa Adaptation Colloquium, held in November 2013 and co-convened by the University of Cape Town’s African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI), the Cape Town Climate Change … Continue reading

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Haiti’s current drought: An opportunity to build climate change resilience?

A new Oxfam research report highlights how Haiti can build resilience to climate change. Source: Oxfam – America Read full article.

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