International Day for Disaster Reduction Knowledge for Life

News - 13 October, 2015

Today marks the international day for disaster reduction; raising awareness of the work done throughout the world to prevent and reduce the impact of disasters as well as to help those communities who are affected. The focus this year is on the traditional, indigenous and local knowledge which complement modern science and add to an […]

International Day for Disaster Reduction

News - 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 […]

Commonwealth Day 2014

News - 10 March, 2014

Commonwealth Day is the annual celebration of the 53 Commonwealth Nations held on the second Monday in March every year. The day is marked to celebrate the union and diversity of the modern Commonwealth, to foster greater understanding of the Commonwealth’s achievements and role, and to help promote understanding on global issues that affect its citizens. Today […]

World Radio Day – enhancing global dialogue

News - 13 February, 2014

13 February is UNESCO’s World Radio Day and is a time to reflect on the importance of the radio in furthering communication throughout the world. The particular focus this year is on promoting gender equality, both in the production of radio programmes and through spreading a message of inclusion through their content. The changing nature […]

Wilton Park working with IGAD in Kenya

News - 30 January, 2014

In our first meeting in Kenya we continued our portfolio of work on disaster risk reduction by facilitating a regional discussion in Nairobi for the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD). The meeting discussed the enhanced use of technology to mitigate disaster risk in the Horn of Africa. Strengthening technological capacities and information access for improving […]