The Auckland conference was born from the dual observation that while more governments are recognising the need for and establishing science advice mechanisms, there is little by way of shared lessons about how best to do this. The conference responded to the need for a platform of discussion and sharing that could draw simultaneously from […]Read More
The following publications are from related organisations within the disaster risk reduction (DRR) community.
Abstract This report presents a state of the art for recording disaster loss data in European Union member states. It summarize the contribution of experts from 15 EU Member States. A comparative analysis shows that methodologies for disaster loss data collection and recording in Europe are heterogeneous and that the available loss databases vary in […]Read More
The Pan-Asia Risk Reduction (PARR) Fellowship Program offers unique research, training and educational opportunities to Asian researchers, practitioners, and policy makers to enhance their capabilities for advancing and applying knowledge on critical issues of global environmental change and risk reduction in the Asia- Pacific. The Program establishes knowledge to action network of people and institutions […]Read More
The final report of the IUPsyS-led capacity building workshop on psychological intervention after disasters that was held in Mianyang China in December 2014 is now published on the IUPsyS website. It is also available for download from the link given below. The workshop was mainly sponsored by the Jacobs Foundation, with additional support from the […]Read More
Abstract Disaster losses continue to escalate globally and in many regions human losses (death, injury, permanent displacement) often exceed the economic toll. Current disaster policies are reactive with a short-term focus―respond and rebuild as quickly as possible and in the same way after the event. Such policies ignore the longer-term approach of building disaster-resilient communities, […]Read More
Abstract The purpose of this methodological literature review was to investigate how scholars and practitioners currently measure and judge the effectiveness of disaster education programs for children through evaluation. From a systematic search of the published and gray literature, 35 studies were identified and analyzed to develop a categorization of the operational components of the […]Read More