There is no translation available.Ekpenyong Edet is the Executive Director of the Civil Society Action Coalition on Disaster Mitigation (CSACODAM). Based in Calabar in the Cross River state CSACODAM provides livelihood alternatives to disaster victims in the region.
There is no translation available.GNDR’s Project Officer, Julia Taub, shares highlights and reflections of an event looking at disaster risk reduction in fragile and conflict-affected contexts, based on a report by the Overseas Development Institute.
There is no translation available.For two days, civil society organizations, members of GNDR and media professionals gathered in Tsevie (35 km far from Lomé, the capital city of Togo) to become better informed about the three main development negotiations in 2015..
There is no translation available.Levinia Francisco from the Center for Disaster Preparedness, Philippines, shares her highlights from her participation from the pre-conference (Day 0) and Day 1 of the 7th AMCDRR.
There is no translation available.Is it just rhetorics? wonders Farah Kabir, Chair of GNDR, on the repeated mentions by the political establishment at the 7th AMCDRR on the need for partnerships and working on an integrated manner. Ms Kabir praised the ability of civil society to coordinate and speak with one loud voice at the Conference.
There is no translation available.Olumide IDOWU, Co-Founder of Climate Wednesday and UNISDR Youth Champion for Africa advocates for sustainable education to learn how to manage waste and make a difference in our communities.
There is no translation available.The Sustainable Development Goals are now out. But how is resilience incorporated? Will the SDGs fill the shortcomings of the SFDRR? Does it pave the way for an ambitious Climate Change Agreement later this year? What should civil society do now? Lucy Pearson just about scrapes the surface on these questions and asks you to share your thoughts.
There is no translation available.You have been there so many times. Sitting in a conference listening to the same old "blah blah" about how things need to change, but nobody actually saying how to make it happen. Not this time. This time I attended a conference that, refreshingly, discussed how we can move from words into action.
There is no translation available.Bruno reports from Nairobi on a failed marriage and why Disaster Risk Reduction and Community-based Adaptation have been unsuccessful at working more closely together.
There is no translation available.The world has rightly turned its attention to the tragedy unfolding in Nepal. Next week a different story will grab the headlines. Meanwhile reality for Nepali people is that disasters continue every day. They are much smaller in scale – landslides, floods and other events causing death, injury and destruction affecting tens rather than thousands.