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

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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

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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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Reducing Disaster Risk

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Business Contributions to Disaster Risk Reduction

In March 2015, the UNISDR (The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction) is gathering government, business and NGO leaders, from around the world, to develop a framework that will make the world a safer place in today’s disaster...

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

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

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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

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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...

World Agency for Planetary Monitoring and Earthquake Risk Reduction

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The World Agency of Planetary Monitoring and Earthquake Risk Reduction (WAPMERR) is a non-profit organisation based in Geneva, Switzerland, that focuses on disaster risk reduction and rescue planning after disasters by estimating the potential consequences of earthquakes and through earthquake...