Sunday, October 07, 2007

PERISHIP Grant Awards

National PERISHIP Awards are grants to be used towards research on "all aspects of natural and human-made hazards, risk and disasters in all disciplines". The program was established by the Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder and the Public Entity Risk Institute with support from from the National Science Foundation and Swiss Re.

As the PERISHIP website notes: "The dissertations produced by the fellows will contribute to the body of knowledge in hazards research. Ultimately, the program will foster the development of hazards scholars who will expand the research and practitioner communities."

For further information, including program details and application deadlines, go to:
The Eclipse - Influencing Disaster Management In Africa

A publication on DM in Africa, with a strong focus on the role of insurance, is now available from Aramide Adebola. To get a copy of the current edition of The Eclipse, you can either email YPDR at or Aramide at
Publication Launch: Towards a Culture of Prevention: Disaster Risk Reduction Begins at School – Good Practices and Lessons Learned’

On the International Day for Disaster Reduction (October 10th), the ISDR will be launching their publication -- Towards a Culture of Prevention. A preview of the contents is now available.

The full publication will be available on the same website from October 10th. It will include case studies and lessons learned from countries including Bangladesh, El Salvador, India, Nepal, Peru, the Philippines and Thailand.
International Day for Disaster Reduction and Good Practices

The UN's International Day for Disaster Reduction is October 10th! Information on global activities is available on the ISDR website.

If you want to send information on your activity to be included on this site, send an email to: with the subject: “International Day 2007".
60th DPI/NGO Conference on Climate Change - Final Declaration

A conference outcome document from "Climate Change: How it impacts us all" is available through the UN's Department of Public Information (DPI) website.
Proceedings of the first session of the Global Platform for DRR

The proceedings of the First session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction have been released! They are available online through the UN/ISDR website.

For more information on the Global Platform, you can also check out: