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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.

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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...

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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...

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Surviving disaster and supporting recovery: A guidebook for microfinance institutions

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This guide seeks to assist MFIs in defining an institutional strategy for disaster preparedness. It lays out the steps for assessing the potential risk of disaster, the clients’ needs and the institutional capacity to respond. Based on assessments, it offers a variety of recommendations for...

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Consultancy Project on the Development of a Public Private Partnership Framework and Action Plan for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in East Asia

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As a follow up to the 3rd Asian Ministerial Conference on DRR (AMCDRR), the UNISDR commissioned a review of the current status and framework for public-private partnerships (PPP) for disaster risk reduction (DRR) in East Asia. The objective of the review was to develop a common action plan that...

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Dialogue on Private- Public Partnerships for Disaster Risk Reduction

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On February 22nd, 2007, about 70 professionals from the private sector and the development community met at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington, D.C. to explore the opportunities and challenges for developing Private-Public Partnerships (PPPs) for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). This...

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Rebuilding our communities helping companies set priorities to aid long-term recovery

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A community’s recovery from a disaster is a complex and long-term process that involves a range of activities and many participants. Recovery involves shortterm restoration of essential community services as well as long-term rebuilding and, ideally, mitigation against future crises.

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Preparing employees to be disaster-ready volunteers - a guide to building an effective volunteer training program

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This guide provides an overview of key issues for companies to consider when establishing a program to train and deploy employee volunteers to expedite disaster relief. They include: • Engaging employees • Establishing relationships with relief agencies • Tapping skilled volunteers •...

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Business Roundtable collaborates with American Red Cross on disaster response preparations

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In September 2007, the Partnership established a formal collaboration with the American Red Cross to strengthen the nation’s preparedness and response to disasters.

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Business Roundtable Partnership for Disaster Response

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Business Roundtable first activated the Partnership for Disaster Response immediately following Hurricane Katrina. The Partnership is an effort to expand corporate commitment, beyond financial contributions, to respond to natural disasters. The Partnership’s goal is to enhance the efficiency of...