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Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and NGOs in Disaster Relief


Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and NGOs in Disaster Relief seeks to maintain high standards of behaviour and improve efficiency of relief organisations, while maintaining independence. It is a voluntary code that may be adopted by any organisation, and it...

Western Disaster Centre


Based in California, the Western Disaster Centre (WDC) is a non-profit applied research institute that focusses on the use of technology to save lives and minimise economic loss from disasters. The WDC includes: 1) Institute for Search and Rescue, which works on advanced technology development...

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Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) recommendation by the World Economic Forum


Embracing the concept of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) is important for all actors – public, private and non-governmental. While robust cost/benefit analyses still need to be conducted, professionals in the field of disaster management argue that the human and economic costs of natural...

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Natural Disaster Risk Reduction: The policy and practice of selected institutional donors


In early 2003 Tearfund interviewed nine key donor organisations to determine the level of priority they give to disaster risk reduction within their relief and development programming, and the reasons behind this level of prioritisation.

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The Case for Business to Undertake Disaster Risk Reduction Activities


Recognizing the challenge of private sector involvement on DRR activities, UNISDR, the World Economic Forum, and the World Bank, with funding support from GFDRR, have launched an effort to document working models and build strategies for promoting the private sector as an integral element of risk...

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The role of employee engagement in disaster response: learning from experience


The world has experienced some of its worst natural disasters in the recent past, with 2005 being declared the ‘year of disasters’. However, following each disaster there has been a renewed recognition of the role of business in the relief, recovery and reconstruction process.

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Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) - Field practitioners' handbook


The concept of Community-based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) has emerged during the past two decades in South East Asian countries. The promoters included NGOs, citizen’s organizations, humanitarian agencies and government departments in different countries in the region.

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Good practice in community based disaster risk management


This document presents good practices from the GOI-UNDP Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Programme, which envisages accelerating capacity development for disaster reduction at the national level and in some of the most-vulnerable regions in the country through community-based and gender sensitive...

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2010-2011 World Disaster Reduction Campaign


Cities and local governments need to get ready, reduce the risks and become resilient to disasters. For the next two years and beyond, the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) will campaign together with its partners for this to happen.

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Japanese Consumers’ Co-operative Union (JCCU) encourages communities to talk about disaster reduction


The "Our Community Disaster Reduction: Map Simulation" activity conducted by the Japanese Consumers’ Co-operative Union (JCCU) in 2007 is a workshop-style program to promote disaster reduction.