Western Japan has been hit by heavy rains this past week, which resulted in floods and landslides in many parts of the country. Torrential rain, flood and landslides have resulted 158 casualties and 72 missing so far, and about 2 million people have been evacuated from the region (source: BBC).
Bangladesh Environment and Development Society (BEDS) is a non-profit organisation committed to sustainable socio-economic development, conservation of natural resources, use of clean energy and protection of the environment through research and the implementation of innovative programmes.
Formally launched on January 29th during the Regional Training Workshop in Tongatapu, the Views From the Frontline (VFL) Pilot in Tonga and the Philippines is being implemented by GNDR until July 2018 with funding from the Australian Department of Foreign Assistance and Trade (DFAT) . It will combine lessons learned from the previous runs of the VFL and Frontline.
GNDR is developing an application for EU funding to strengthen GNDR and its individual members, particularly those who are regional and national umbrella organisations. It is important that GNDR members read the Guidelines to ensure member organisations agree to the submission of this funding proposal.
ONG Inclusiva, winner of the risk award 2014, member of GNDR and ECOSOC, is working hard to ensure people with disabilities are not going to be left behind after the several emergencies and disasters that are happening in Chile.
ADRRN has set a hub in NSET office in Kathmandu. Please find below the details of NSET focal person. Please share it with your colleagues so they can contact them for any local support and coordination on humanitarian efforts.
GNDR is currently attending the Data Festival in Cartagena, Colombia. See below for a live stream of the main feed, courtesy of Cartagenda Data Fest 2015. To view other live streams of the event, please see http://www.cartagenadatafest2015.org/livestream
Various ongoing citizens-generated data collection mechanisms are underway which serve as an invaluable source of knowledge to shape realities, aggregate peoples' views and assist decision makers in adopting sustainable solutions based on localised evidence that can be regional and globally aggregated. At the dawn of the data revolution and the paradigm shift from the Millennium Development Goals to the new era of the Sustainable Development Goals, these examples are…
On the occasion of participating at the council meeting and Assembly of the Global Environment Facility "GEF" in the period of May 24th till June 1st 2014, a CSOs forum took place on May 27th that was attended by more than 200 representatives from all over the world to discuss the policy of public involvement in GEF6 projects, which has approved from all donor $4.3 billion to be allocated for…
Here is how some of our members celebrated the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR). In South Asia, The Sindh Community Foundation in Pakistan led a civil society rally under the slogan ‘Resilience is for Life’. The Sarista Foundation in India continues to educate people about how to protect themselves from disasters. For IDDR2014 they held a workshop with senior citizens. In South East Asia, CBM International and their partner…