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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.

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. 

 GNDR's Advocacy and Learning Coordinator, Valeria Drigo, shares highlights of the 9th World Urban Forum that took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 

"Through our multi-sectorial approach, we encourage collaborative projects involving civil society stakeholders and government representatives to ensure that national disaster reduction systems have an effective impact on our communities."

"I believe that I have a facilitator role within the community. Community is and should become the main actor of its own development."

“To achieve results, you need to gain, build and maintain the trust of communities".

Architectonical barriers halve the chances of survival of people with disabilities and their assistants: some valuable lessons from a joint drill where ONG Inclusiva was tasked to observe and evaluate inclusion of people with disabilities in evacuation efforts.

Levinia Francisco from the Center for Disaster Preparedness, Philippines, shares her highlights from her participation on Day 2 of the 7th AMCDRR.

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.

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.

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