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Disaster prevention: a role for business?

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This study was commissioned by the ProVention Consortium to examine the business case for reducing natural disaster risks in developing countries. The study explores a corporate social responsibility (CSR) perspective on disaster prevention and addresses, in particular, the potential for...

Global Risk Identification Programme: better risk information for sound decision making

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Global Risk Identification Programme (GRIP) is a multi-stakeholder initiative that directly aligns with the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA)'s Priority Area 2: risk identification, assessment and monitoring. Although hosted by the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, GRIP's structure, is...

Private Sector Activities in Disaster Risk Reduction: Good Practices and Lessons Learned

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This publication highlights the link between disaster risk reduction and public-private partnerships. As the flagship UN document for disaster reduction, the Hyogo Framework for Action (2005) in its priority action 4 “Reduce the underlying risk factors” is requesting the promotion and establishment...

Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM)

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The Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM) is a community of researchers, scholars, practitioners and policy makers involved in information management for disasters.

Natural Hazards Education & Research Co-Operative (NHERC)

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Natural Hazards Education&Research Co-Operative (NHERC) provides information and educational material about disasters and how to cope with disasters. NHERC's website has links to many sites concerned with disaster monitoring and relief.

Africa Data Dissemination Service (ADDS)

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Africa Data Dissemination Service (ADDS) provides internet access to the data collected for the FEWS NET project. The FEWS NET is a multi-disciplinary project that collects, analyzes, and distributes regional, national, and sub-national information to decision makers about potential or current...

Relief & Development Directories

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Relief&Development Directories, published by the Winchester Group, equip the international aid community with a single, up-to-date reference source, containing contact details and key information (including email and web addresses) on all organisations involved in the provision of aid and...

Article: Materials for the Arts (MFTA)

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News story about a New York based gifts-in-kind organisation with a 22,000 sq. foot warehouse. MFTA provides arts materials to support schools, other educational establishments, and non-profit organisations in the local area.

ALNAP (Active Learning Network for Accountability & Performance in Humanitarian Action)

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ALNAP is a network for humanitarian agencies, including members from donor, NGO, Red Cross/Crescent, UN and independent/academic organisations. The network is dedicated to improving the quality and accountability of humanitarian action, through the key themes of Evaluation, Learning, Participation...

Disaster Database Project

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The Disaster Database Project is a collection of data on man-made and natural disasters around the world. Its focus is to capture critical data on events and to facilitate further exploration of incidents. As a living database, entries change as additional material on an event becomes available. It...