Wednesday, January 20, 2010

CRID - Regional Disaster Information Center Latin America and the Caribbean

Accessible in English or Espanol, CRED offers disaster information on Latin America and the Caribbean.
Currently, it has strong list of links to articles and resources on the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

Prevention Web's Events Calender

For training, for events, for conferences, check out the Prevention Web's Calender to see what's up. This is a great resource to find conferences and meetings in particular which, even if you can't attend, you can always follow up on for proceedings, outcomes and participant lists.

Building Resilient Cities - Contribute to the Campaign!

As an outcome of the ISDR-hosted conference 'Building a Local Government Alliance for Disaster Reduction', and the resulting Incheon Declaration, a Build Resilient Cities campaign has been launched. You can join in the discussions, and contribute information on your communities and other insights by signing up to Prevention Web's relevant group here.

Nepal Disaster Watch Newsletter

Supported in part by ActionAid, the Nepal Disaster Watch Newsletter is an online source for info not only on disasters in Nepal, but also perspectives on other disasters.

The resource also provides links to resources and local issues.

Global Networking Conference - Jan 25-27 2010

The 'Views from the Frontline' programme, on lessons learnt in DRR, will be reviewed in a conference from the 25th to 27th of January 2010 in London. Conference participants include practitioners and academics, as well as organizational representatives.

The workshop will be streamed live online, and there will be opportunities to contribute to online discussions, through the Global Network website.

Logging on to contribute will be a necessary step. A link to download the conference programme is also available here.

Safer Homes, Stronger Communities (publication)

A new handbook has been released on reconstruction after natural disasters (which can be downloaded here) and a parallel website (available has been set up to share dialogues on the handbook, experiences with reconstruction and other stories from the field.

Not only is the content of both handbook and website useful, their pairing is a unique initiative. Other similar publications might consider taking the same approach to allow practitioners and other users to extend the reach and usefulness of their publications.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

From AlertNet: YOUR TURN TO ASK: Reducing risk in a world of disasters

AlertNet has put out a final push to give those interested a chance to put questions forward to Margareta Wahlstrom -- the chief of the U.N.'s International Strategy for Disaster Reduction.
This is an excellent opportunity to have a voice, in relation to DRR, with a top voice of the field....
You can read about the initiative here, and also post a comment on the same website, which will be viewed through today to tomorrow Friday May 15th (apologies for the late notice -- this just came to my attention).
In any case, if you miss the chance to post a question directly, AlertNet will be posting replies on their website AND be sure to check out the 2009 Global Assessment Report which will launch on the 17th of May.