International Day for Disaster Reduction

13 October, 2014

Wilton Park’s contribution to reducing risk

Today is the International Day for Disaster Reduction. Wilton Park has focused extensively on disaster reduction over the last few years.  A discussion on a gender inclusive approach to disaster prevention, preparedness and response will take place in Manila in November with our partners the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC).

Other recent discussions in partnership with ADPC focused on urban flood risk in delta areas and disaster preparedness in Vietnam – and getting the story out before disaster hits. In January this year, we also worked with IGAD and UNOSAT in Nairobi on Strengthening technological capacities and information access for improving disaster risk reduction in the Horn of Africa.

Past events

With support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Wilton Park has co-convened a number of meetings in Africa and Asia to focus on how to reduce the risk from disasters and communicate the science better.

Disaster prevention, preparedness and response in South and Southeast Asia: maximizing a gender-inclusive approach

Strengthening technological capacities and information access for improving disaster risk reduction in the Horn of Africa

Challenges in flood risk management in urban areas of river deltas in South and South East Asia

Building global resilience to natural hazards: translating science into action

Disaster preparedness in Vietnam: getting the story out before the disaster hits

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