It is necessary to move from managing disaster to managing disaster risk. Prevention of disaster must be the priority now and going forward. This was one of the main messages coming out of the European Forum on Disaster Risk Reduction 2018, that was celebrated by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction on 21-23 November in Rome, Italy.
Remoteness, lack of cellular network, no local doctor and no education after 6th grade - these factors are no hindrance for CBDRM to be effective in a local community, Samuel Peter from Habitat for Humanity India reports. He recently visited the small Philippenean community of San Ildefonso as a part of a CBDRM exchange program between India and the Philippines.
"Our objective is to bring policies at grassroots level, we want comunities to directly channel their views with national policy makers" said Hepi Rahmawati, Programmes Manager at YAKKUM emergency Unit (YEU) an indonesian NGO working in disaster relief and community resilience.
Programme Coordinator at the Center for Disaster Preparedness (CDP) in the Philippines, Jesusa Grace Molina is one force to reckon with. She has been coordinating GNDR's VFL Pilot in the country as well as leading CDP's Technical Services Programme.
Get introduced to Tania Triminio, Head of the Cruz Verde Hondureña (Green Cross) in Honduras. Tania has been working vouluntarly for 15 years! In this interview she shares la Cruz Verde's vision and activities but also the challenges of bringing forward communities' voices.
Following the second and last CBDRM learning exchange in Burkina Faso from 7th to 9th August, Ibra Cassis, Communications Officer at ENDA Energie who was amongts the participants gives us a testimony of his valuable experience.
Florencia Pasquale has been volunteering for GNDR for the last four years. Florencia translates various type of content from English to Spanish.Her reliability and availability made us want to shed a light on her and her career aspirations.
This week e-meet with one of GNDR's translator volunteers, Jeremie Papa Pluss Kamano . Jeremie has been translating diverse content from articles, blogs and reports from English to French. Translation work is essential in our daily communications as the official languages of our global network are: English, Spanish and French.
In this new series, meet with one of GNDR's communications volunteers. Our volunteers are central in our day to day activities, and it's important fo us to shed a light on their amazing work. Today e-meet with Brieanna Scolaro!
In this piece, Ibra Cassis, Communications Officer at ENDA Energie Sénégal shares on the very first "Institutionalising CBDRM" learning exchange that took place in Niger at the end of July. Participants met with the community of Tillabéri to learn how in two decades, they have restaured the Féri Féri Hill.
Sussana Urbano is the Regional DRR Coordinator of RET International for the LAC region. She tells us more on her activities and the crucial role RET international is playing in promoting an inclusive sustainable development.