DRI Updates Commitment to Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

DRI Drive

As a leading resource in disaster recovery and business continuity, DRI International has updated its written voluntary commitment to the United Nations Office of Disaster Risk Recovery’s Sendai Framework 2015-2030.

Tornado Risk Reduction – An American Success Story


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Disaster Risk Reduction is not a Paradigm

Emergency Planning

Like any field of study, disaster risk reduction needs lateral thinking. In 1973, when I was a young undergraduate, I was taught the rudiments of the philosophy, theory and methodology of science.

Can Sunlight Reduce Climate Risks? New Report Outlines Potential Approaches

DRI Drive

A recent United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction report highlighted a sharp increase in disasters with the vast majority of effects borne by low-income countries. The post Can Sunlight Reduce Climate Risks?

Community Resilience or Community Dystopia in Disaster Risk Reduction?

Emergency Planning

In disaster risk reduction circles, there is an almost desperate reliance on 'community' and a strong growth in studies and plans to "involve the community" in facing up to risks and impacts (Berkes and Ross 2013).

Asia – Europa meeting (ASEM) on disaster risk reduction 

Crisis Response Journal

On September 14-15, a high level meeting on disaster risk reduction and management, with a specific focus on innovation and technology, was held in Danang, Vietnam, writes Ørjan Karlsson. This turned out to be an interesting meeting between academia and p By Ørjan Karlsson

The first anniversary of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 

Crisis Response Journal

Today (March 18, 2016) the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) is celebrating its first birthday. The Sendai Framework was the first 2030 development agreement adopted by governments at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduc

How Converging Climate Hazards in Asia Could Create $1.43 Billion in Losses for the Region

DRI Drive

In Asia and the Pacific, natural and biological hazards are converging, creating cascading risks on populations and infrastructures, according to a new report from the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2021: Resilience in a Riskier World” looks at risks in the region under current, moderate, […]. News asia pacific Climate change ESCAP Risk Reduction United Nations

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Four Questions About the Covid-19 Pandemic

Emergency Planning

Amid all the risks associated with a pandemic the policing function is important. These need to be measured, proportional to the risk and applied with fairness and a degree of tolerance. Can we draw on expertise in the field of disaster risk management?

The Rohingya refugee crisis: Four years on 

Crisis Response Journal

August 2021: This week, the CRJ will mark the anniversary of this event with a series of blogs looking at at gender-based violence, disaster risk reduction in the camps and the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic

COVID-19: 5 Lessons Learned in Understanding and Managing Risk

DRI Drive

While we’re certainly not done with the pandemic, two years of experience has given us a great deal of insight on how we identify and manage systemic risks, as a new report illustrates. The post COVID-19: 5 Lessons Learned in Understanding and Managing Risk appeared first on DRI Drive.

New Recovery Investment Device

Recovery Diva

FEMA is the first fund to invest in companies worldwide that are engaged in sustainable recovery and risk reduction efforts related to natural disasters. FEMA ETF Invests in Natural Disaster Recovery Efforts. Procure Holdings LLC subsidiary ProcureAM launched the Procure Disaster Recovery Strategy ETF (FEMA), which begins trading today on the Nasdaq Exchange.

Mainstreaming DRR in the Rohingya camps 

Crisis Response Journal

August 2021: In the second part of this CRJ blog series, Hasibul Mannan explains the need for disaster risk reduction to focus on multiple hazards and outlines what measures are being – and could be – put in place to do so

CRR workshop guides participants through community risk assessment (CRA) process

National Fire Protection Association

CRR workshop was held at the NFPA Conference & Expo® (C&E) today, guiding participants through the community risk assessment (CRA) process. From there, fire departments can create a a community risk reduction (CRR) plan that serves as a roadmap for effectively addressing those safety issues.

Book Review: Constructing Risk

Recovery Diva

Constructing Risk: Disaster, Development, and the Built Environment by Stephen O. Constructing Risk is a fully developed treatise on the current state of art of disaster risk and “development,” represented by planning, design and construction of the built environment. Stakeholders may not now consider disaster risk reduction the domain of development, but unwittingly development has become the domain for survival of human beings.” [p.

Delivering a financial system that reduces disaster risk 

Crisis Response Journal

Ahead of the 2018 2018 Forum on Disaster Risk Reduction, Erling Kvernevik, Teresa Rubino and Rosalind Cook say that delivering a financial system that reduces disaster risk is a critical contribution to a more sustainable and safer Europe Direct and indi By Erling Kvernevik, Teresa Rubino and Rosalind Cook

What's coming up in the September issue 

Crisis Response Journal

The next issue of Crisis Response Journal marks a decade of publishing, bringing the world's emergency responders and planners, business continuity and disaster risk reduction experts together to share experience and learn from each other. By Emily Hough

Book Review: The Invention of Disaster

Recovery Diva

The book is part of Routledge Studies in Hazards, Disaster Risk and Climate Change. Keywords: Disaster; hazard paradigm; vulnerability paradigm; climate change; risk; disaster risk reduction; capacity building; resilience; Sendai Framework; Paris Agreement; enlightenment; modernity; postcolonial; Western hegemony; neoliberalism; pantometry; dispositif; anthropological particularism; participatory pluralism; discourse; power; governance.

Book Review: Disaster and Emergency Management Methods

Recovery Diva

Key words: environmental governance, sustainability, resilience, climate risk, natural hazard, disaster risk reduction, building regulation. Disaster and Emergency Management Methods; Social Science Approaches in Application by Jason Rivera. Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, New York and London. ISBN-hardcover: 978 0 367 42398 8 ISBN-electronic: 978 0 367 82394 8; Pages: 381; on-line price $52.95 for paperback., 172.55 for hardback, $42.36 for etext USD.

The 2019 Global Assessment Report (GAR)

Emergency Planning

The United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction was born out of the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction, 1990-2000. On 1 May 2019 it was renamed the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction.

A Resilience Charter

Emergency Planning

The welfare function of disaster risk reduction must be defined by the central state and practised so that adverse impacts do not accentuate inequality in society and the burden of disaster is shared equitably. Preamble 1.1

What kept women from voting in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa? 

Crisis Response Journal

The disaster risk reduction community is increasingly emphasising the vital need to include marginalised - and the most vulnerable - groups so as to help build greater resilience, while other groups are looking to the role of women to help counter violent By Luavut Zahid

Working on the next global blueprint for action: The Third UN World Conference on DRR 

Crisis Response Journal

Paola Albrito looks forward to the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai City, Japan, which takes place in March this year providing her thoughts on the Zero Draft document that has been issued ahead of this year’s event.

CRJ Issue 10:2, Winter 2014 

Crisis Response Journal

News: New Editorial Advisory Panel Member, Paola Albrito, Head of the UN office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Europe; UK/US Cybersecurity initiative; Catastrophic mass mortali By Emily HoughThe winter edition of the CRJ has now gone to press. This is what's inside.

A Five-Minute Plea for Better Civil Protection

Emergency Planning

In the light of climate change, technological risks and migration, we will soon need civil protection systems that are an order of magnitude more powerful than those that we have now. By and large, governments do not want to know about disaster risk reduction.

Towards a Taxonomy of Disasters

Emergency Planning

The next question is where to draw the boundaries in the study of disasters and practice of disaster risk reduction. This should not be used as an excuse to reduce the priority of disaster risk reduction, but it does not mean that DRR should include basic quotidian road safety.

Unlocking Climate Change Resilience Through Critical Event Management and Public Warning


Across the globe, both public and private sectors are more concerned than ever about addressing climate change and its associated risks. “In trillion in global economic losses,” according to a report conducted by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR).

In Cybersecurity, the Agility and Speed of Small Banks is an Advantage


Free spending cycles may also result in generic capability building and purchasing of unnecessary tools, rather than a focus on real risk reduction value. Success is Measured by Risk Reduction, Not Capability Building. Effectively Presenting Cyber Risk.

Haiti: has there been progress in disaster reduction since the last big earthquake?

Emergency Planning

Researchers have identified four goals [vii] : secure land occupation, sufficient and resilient livelihoods, robust and resilient ecosystems, and adequate disaster risk and emergency management.

Is Your Org "Not Ready" for Business Continuity?

Alternative Resiliency Services Corp

The risks are too great for the investment not to be of value. ” Although early-stage orgs must get runway under them early, they still must manage Risk. One business outage may not only cripple a company’s operation, it might be a red flag to investors that the company might not be resilient enough to take a risk on. Streamlined Business Continuity can be implemented for pennies on the dollar and still get significant risk reduction.

The 1980 Southern Italian Earthquake After Forty Years

Emergency Planning

The year 1980 was something of a watershed in the field of disaster risk reduction (or disaster management as it was then known). Laviano, Province of Avellino, 1984 Monday 23rd November 2020 at 19:34 and 52.8

COVID, Meet Cognitive Bias. CB, Meet COVID. You Two Have Much to Talk About!

Alternative Resiliency Services Corp

Risk Management should not be political. I’ve spoken on the Psychology of Risk at executive venues across four continents. We now see three Cognitive Biases in play as our leaders struggle to understand and manage the risk. Let’s get to Managing this Risk

Is it Possible to Keep Up with the Literature?

Emergency Planning

I am the founding editor of the International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (IJDRR), which began publishing in August 2012 with just four papers. Even then, there was the lurking sensation that something vital might slip under the radar, but the risks were much smaller.

Leonardo and the Deluge

Emergency Planning

Resilience and disaster risk reduction: an etymological journey. Leonardo da Vinci: Storm over a town in the mountains.

Bridging the Great OT/IT Divide for the Auto Industry

Pure Storage

Once established, this common data platform opens the door to a host of other benefits, such as simplification, coordination, streamlined processes, risk reduction, and faster time to market. It’s crunch time for automotive industry original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

Common Misconceptions about Disaster

Emergency Planning

However, the disaster is almost always the result of people and communities putting themselves at risk—and there is nothing very natural or inevitable about that. Reality: The poor and marginalised are much more at risk of death than are rich people or the middle classes.

How to Mitigate the Effects of Floods on Your Supply Chain


percent as a result of the floods, according to estimates by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction. So, how might other organizations improve their own flood risk management? Study risks in real time.