World Humanitarian Day

News - 19 August, 2014

Today is World Humanitarian Day, this┬árecognises those who face danger and adversity in order to help others. The day was chosen by the UN General Assembly to coincide with the anniversary of the 2003 bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq. It is a day to commemorate all people who have lost their […]

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 […]

Reducing disaster risk in the Horn of Africa

News - 22 January, 2014

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

Former Under Secretary General Sir John Holmes Confirmed to Speak

News - 7 October, 2010

Over half the global population live in poorly planned urban areas, where fast expansion increases their exposure to natural hazards. ┬áThis conference covers disaster prevention, preparedness and response best practice across all levels. Urban risks: moving from humanitarian responses to disaster prevention Monday 22 to Thursday 25 November 2010 (WP1059) The theme incorporates recent experience […]