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Dr Bapon Fakhruddin:Early warning system could reduce cyclone losses by 80 percent

A new national early warning system for cyclones would reduce the losses they cause to Samoa by as much as 80 per cent and pay for itself more than six times over, a new report has found. The authors, Dr. Fakhruddin and Schick are from Tonkin + Taylor International and the New Zealand Risk Interpretation …

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Disaster Risk Reduction & Open Data Newsletter| AUGUST 2019 EDITION

Technical Working Group on Sendai Hazard definitions and classification to be launched The new working group co-facilitated by the UNDRR and ISC is tasked with developing new hazard definitions and classifications and seeks input from stakeholders to ensure the list is robust and reflects the full spectrum of local and regional terminology. The most “unsexy” …

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Call for application: ADPC’s 1st Training Course on “Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) in Disaster Risk Reduction”

Download for details: Schedule: 2-6 September 2019 | Bangkok, Thailand Course Overview Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) is an essential management process and tool that allow project/program managers to track progress of project activities and capture results and value addition of the program to development agenda. In other words, it can help an organization, including managers …

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July 2019 Edition of the DRR & Open Data Newsletter

View this email in your browser First time reader? Subscribe here. World’s biggest companies face $1 trillion in climate change risks A group of the world’s biggest companies representing nearly $17 trillion (USD) in market capitalisation have valued their climate risk to their businesses at almost $1 trillion – with many likely to hit within …

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IRDR Contributed to the GAR2019

Disasters disrupt normalcy and present challenges for development policies. The impacts of any disaster–whether triggered by climate change, natural hazards or other man-made events–can be compounded by decisions that intentionally or unintentionally amplify rather than reduce damage. Disasters have impacts across all sectors, necessitating multi- and trans-disciplinary research. The Integrated Research on Disaster Risk Programme …

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China GEO/LODGD supports New Year Flood Impact in Honiara

From the 27th December 2018 the Solomon Islands experienced two weeks of intense rainfall due to the rapid succession of three tropical storms.  Firstly, a tropical depression that later turned into Cyclone Mona crossed the country bringing heavy downpours and high winds. This was followed by another tropical depression that formed nearby and lingered over …

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