International Day for Disaster Reduction 2015

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Every year, the 13th of October is a celebration of efforts toward the reduction of disasters worldwide. The theme this year, selected by UNISDR is "Knowledge for Life". Find below about activities from GNDR members to celebrate this day, as well as a selection from Action at the Frontline case studies to demonstrate the value of local knowledge in disaster reduction. 

The value of local knowledge in disaster reduction

The links below are a selection of case studies  from Action at the Frontline to illustrate the value of local knowledge in disaster reduction.

How is the GNDR Secretariat celebrating this day?

We are sharing 24 bits of local knowledge on Twitter, most coming from Frontline results. Look for the hashtag #localknowledge.

GNDR member activities on the IDDR 2015

Krisoker Sor

Supporting East Sujonkathi community in their nomination to become UNISDR Champions of Disaster Risk Reduction [READ MORE >]

CENAIS (Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Sismológicas)

Member Fernando Guasch Hechavarria is presenting at two conferences, The first at the Cuban Association for the United Nations on seismic risk management in Cuba. The second at the Cuban Geological Society on Contemporary Disaster Studies and the challenges of post-2015 disaster risk reduction.


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