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UN-Habitat and DiMSUR present projects on urban resilience

By |December 10th, 2015|

Johannesburg 1 December 2015—UN-Habitat and the Technical Centre for Disaster Risk Management and Urban Resilience (DiMSUR) presented two innovative projects for building urban resilience in Southern Africa this morning at the Africities Conference in Johannesburg. In his welcoming remarks, Prof. Oyeyinka Oyebanji, Director of UN-Habitat’s Regional Office for Africa, highlighted the importance of the urban […]

UN Secretary-General’s Climate Resilience Initiative

By |December 1st, 2015|

UN Secretary-General’s Initiative Aims to Strengthen Climate Resilience of the World’s Most Vulnerable Countries and People

Paris, 30 November—A new initiative to build climate resilience in the world’s most vulnerable countries was launched today by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and 13 members within the UN system at COP21, the Paris Climate Conference.  The new initiative will […]

Malawi: launches National Recovery Disaster Framework

By |October 29th, 2015|

The Malawi government has launched the “National Recovery Disaster Framework” which defines mechanisms for monitoring and management, clarify institutional roles and responsibilities and optimizes recovery investments across short-term humanitarian needs and medium to long-term reconstruction, taking into account the principles of building-back-better and resilience, reports the Nyasa Times.

The Minister of Information, Tourism and Civic Education, […]

Madagascar: Reversing the Red Sand Tide

By |October 29th, 2015|

Date:July 20th 2015
Source(s): World Bank

Call for New Solutions to Land Degradation:


Protected areas are a bright spot in the management of Madagascar’s natural resources, and play a strategic role in the country’s economy and ability to withstand extreme weather conditions.
However, slash and burn agriculture and persistent pressure on forest resources have led to widespread erosion and […]

Comoros: African islands meet to address climate change and disaster risk challenges

By |October 28th, 2015|

Date:8 Apr 2015
Source(s):Climate for Development in Africa (ClimDev-Africa)

Addis Ababa – Representatives of African Small Island Developing States (SIDS) have convened here for a two-day workshop to develop a collaborative framework for support to address the challenges of climate change and manage disaster risks.
The workshop is being held at the UNECA Headquarters under the auspices of […]

DiMSUR 3rd Executive Board was held in Maputo on the 27-28th October

By |August 31st, 2015|

Maputo, 5 November 2015 – The Technical Centre for Disaster Risk Management, Sustainability and Urban Resilience (DiMSUR) held its third Executive Board meeting in Maputo, Mozambique.

DiMSUR was launched in 2014 by the Governments of Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique and the Union of Comoros with the support of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), the European Commission Directorate-General for Humanitarian […]

Asia: USAID and NASA today launched ‘SERVIR-Mekong’

By |August 31st, 2015|

Date:31 Aug 2015
Source(s):Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC); National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), United States of America – gov; United States Agency for International Development (USAID), United States of America – gov
Bangkok — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) today launched “SERVIR-Mekong,” a project […]

Malawi: UNHCR helps flood victims to rebuild shattered lives

By |August 31st, 2015|

Date:22 Jul 2015

Source(s):United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

By Rose Eyoru

Lilongwe – The floods, when they came, came without warning. They were Malawi’s worst in 20 years, sweeping through 15 districts in January 2015 and forcing 174,000 people to flee their homes. Sixty-two people were killed and thousands more risked disease.

Now, thanks to nearly US […]

Mozambique: A city in need – A case study of climate change adaptation

By |August 26th, 2015|

Date: 23 Mar 2015
Source(s): United States Agency for International Development (USAID), United States of America – gov
By Colin Quinn
The first time I visited Pemba, Mozambique to begin a project that would help the port city adapt to climate change, I was not prepared for what I saw.

After a few days of severe rain last year, neighborhoods […]

Disaster Risk Reduction Architecture great data and pics

By |May 15th, 2015|

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