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CityRAP é aplicada em Comoros

By |May 4th, 2017|

UN-Habitat e DiMSUR introduzem a metodologia da ferramenta CityRAP em Moroni

4 de maio 2017 –Cerca de 40 participantes da União dos Comoros foram treinados à metodologia da ferramenta CityRAP na cidade de Moroni com a equipa do UN-Habitat e do DiMSUR em um curso intensivo de 5 dias na semana passada. “Desta vez o CityRAP […]

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L’outil City RAP est en phase d’exécution aux Comores

By |May 3rd, 2017|

L’équipe de lONU-Habitat et du DiMSUR a délivré la première phase de  la méthodologie CityRAP à Moroni en délivrant un cours intensif de 5 jours.

02 mai 2017 – La semaine dernière, près de 40 participants de l’Union des Comores ont suivi le cours intensif de l’outil CityRAP dans la ville de Moroni avec l’équipe de […]

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Climate change and mass migration

By |January 24th, 2017|

Source: INTEGRATED REGIONAL INFORMATION NETWORKS (IRIN) via Preventionweb

When international leaders met in the Bangladeshi capital last month for ongoing discussions about a new global migration policy, they glossed over what experts say will soon become a massive driver of migration: climate change.

“The international system is in a state of denial,” said A.N.M. Muniruzzaman, a retired major-general who now […]

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Sendai Framework at the local level

By |November 25th, 2016|

Session presents and discusses examples of DRR implementations in African cities

25 November 2016 – UNISDR and UN-Habitat jointly organized a session during the 6th Session of Africa Regional Platform and 5th High-level Meeting on a Disaster Risk Reduction in Mauritius on 23 November 2016. The session contextualized the Sendai Framework implementation at the […]

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Capacitação em Praia, Cabo Verde

By |November 18th, 2016|

DiMSUR e ONU-Habitat estão em Praia treinando profissionais de Cabo Verde para o CityRAP Tool

18 de novembro 2016 – Trinta e cinco participantes cabo-verdianos recebem a formação de uma semana sobre redução de riscos e resiliência urbana na cidade de Praia. Os participantes são profissionais relevantes da área em Cabo Verde: técnicos da adminstração local e […]

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Gender, Resilience and Urbanization

By |November 15th, 2016|

Cities are where ideas change, where innovation occurs and where the status quo is challenged

By David Thomas,  Consultant
UN-Habitat – Programme Division, Cross-Cutting Issues*

14 November, Nairobi – Gender, resilience and urbanization – three topics that are high on the international agenda, but rarely considered related. However, as urbanization spreads rapidly across the globe, natural and human […]

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Tsunami aware tourism in the Seychelles

By |September 9th, 2016|

Tourism in coastal areas is at high risk from tsunamis in the Indian Ocean as was demonstrated by the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami which claimed the lives of up to 9,000 tourists from an overall death toll of 230,000

Via UNISDR; By Brigitte Leoni

Tourism interests are participating today (on 7th September 2016) for the first time in […]

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DiMSUR is back to Addis Ababa

By |September 1st, 2016|

Lideta’s community is drafting its Resilience Framework for Action

The local community and stakeholders from the sub-city of Lideta, in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), are currently working on their urban Resilience Framework for Action, based on the CityRAP Tool. The CityRAP Tool process started in June when a team of experts from DiMSUR went to deliver a crash […]

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Centuries-old African soil technique to combat climate change

By |September 1st, 2016|

The technique known as “African dark earths” transforms nutrient-poor rainforest soil into fertile farmland

Via Thomson Reuters Foundation, by Kieran Guilbert
Photo: Working in the field, Ghana. Credit: Curt Carnemark / World Bank

DAKAR, 2016 – A farming technique practised for centuries in West Africa, which transforms nutrient-poor rainforest soil into fertile farmland, could combat climate change and revolutionise farming across […]

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Kenya close to ending drought crises

By |September 1st, 2016|

Droughts regularly decimate herds across Africa, forcing destitute families to abandon their nomadic lifestyle and settle in remote, dusty towns where they fall deeper into poverty

Via Thomson Reuters Foundation, by Katy Migiro

Photo: Young herder in Africa. Credit: Justin Jensen

NAIROBI, Aug 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Kenya is on its way to breaking the devastating cycle of […]

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