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UNISDR Regional Office for Arab States is looking for a consultant "on-site" with expertise in information management and advocacy actions.

UNISDR Regional Office for Arab States is looking for a consultant "on-site" with expertise in information management and advocacy actions. this assignment is based in UNISDR Cairo office with focus on strengthening information management on disaster risk reduction trends, news, contacts and developments in the Arab Region.
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Central Asia threatened by floods after severe cold weather

28 Feb 2008 Press release

Middle East and North Africa Regional Inter-Agency Workshop on Disaster Risk Assessment

UN/ISDR held in cooperation with the World Bank and the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport the Regional Workshop on Disaster Risk Assessment to discuss the critical issue of assessment in risk reduction and to generate technical input to the Second Regional Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction to be held in Yemen, 19-21 of May 2008.
24 Mar 2008 News briefs

Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction, Regional Consultative Meeting, West Asia, Middle East and North African Region

UN/ISDR, IFRC and AASTMT is arranging the First Consultative Meeting for Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction in the West Asia, Middle East and North African region.
30 Jun 2008 News briefs

ECO-ISDR workshop on the Global Assessment Report for DRR,Tehran, 1-2 July 2008

The ECO-ISDR workshop on the Global Assessment Report was held in Tehran on the 1st and 2nd July 2008.This work shop was jointly organized by the UN/ISDR and ECO Secretariat in Tehran.
7 Jul 2008 News briefs

First expert working group meeting for 2008-2009 World Disaster Reduction Campaign: "Hospitals Safe from Disasters"

As a follow up WHO-EMRO and UN/ISDR organized a 2 days consultation calling upon the core experts of the region to validate the assessment tool and to finalize the regional framework for implementation. This also lay the platform of coordination among different stakeholders in this massive work.
21 Jul 2008 News briefs

The International Day for Disaster Reduction

8 October 2008 raises the profile of disaster risk reduction, and encourages every citizen and government to take part in building more resilient communities and nations.
8 Oct 2008 News briefs

Hospitals Safe from Disasters in ECO countries, 2008-2009 Global Campaign

19th seminar of health in emergencies and disasters entitled “Hospitals Safe from disasters in ECO countries” was a seminar with cooperation of University of Tehran, ISDR, ECO, ASRC, UNDP and WHO, held in Tehran. In this workshop the responsible organizations shared their experiences related to hospitals safety and discussed the way forward and next steps.
2 Sep 2009 News briefs

Launch of the 2009 ISDR Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction: Risk and poverty in a changing climate

The Report is the first biennial global assessment of disaster risk reduction prepared in the context of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR). The Report was coordinated by UNISDR, in collaboration with UNDP, the World Bank, UNEP, WMO, UNESCO, the ProVention Consortium, the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute and a wide range of other ISDR partners.
2 Sep 2009 News briefs

International Day for Disaster Reduction: new initiatives launched in London

The global event of the 2009 International Day for Disaster Reduction was staged at the Royal Marsden Hospital, which was severely damaged by a fire in early 2008. The meeting gathered more than 120 participants from all stakeholder groups and was hosted by the UK Health Protection Agency in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). View full story Related links 2009 International Day for Disaster Reduction Programme of global event in London incl. slides of presentations Video recording of the London event Opening Remarks by Sir John Holmes, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (delivered by Helena Molin Valdés, Deputy Director UNISDR)
16 Oct 2009 News briefs

Regional workshop on urban risk reduction

UNISDR, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery of the World Bank, UNDP Syria and the Syrian Ministry for Local Administration convened a regional workshop on Urban Risk Reduction in Damascus on 4-5 November 2009. More than forty participants representing local authorities, researchers, academic experts, international and regional organizations have gathered to discuss regional priorities and challenges with respect to urban risk reduction as well as key actions to be undertaken regionally, nationally and locally to build safer cities and increase resilience to disasters.

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8 Nov 2009 News briefs

Regional workshop on disaster risk reduction and climate change

The Regional Office for Arab States of the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction secretariat (UNISDR), The World Bank, The League of Arab States and the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport of the League of Arab States, are co-organizing a Regional Workshop on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction: "Challenges and Future Actions", which will take place in Cairo, Arab Republic of Egypt from 21-23 November 2009.

21 Nov 2009 News briefs

Checklist for the Resilient Cities Campaign

UNISDR Regional Office for Arab States are seeking good examples on urban risk reduction activities in the Arab region for the Global Biennial Campaign 2010 - 2011 "Resilient Cities". Globally, the aim is to have as many cities commited to meet the criteria for more resilient cities. This checklist builds on the priorities adopted in the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015.

14 Dec 2009 News briefs

African Union and League of Arab States Commit to Strengthen Cooperation on Climate Change

Climate change was among the items discussed during the fifth Annual Inter-Secretariat Meeting on General Cooperation between the African Union (AU) and the League of Arab States, which met at the headquarters of the League of Arab States in Cairo, Egypt, on 16 January 2010

28 Jan 2010 News briefs

Earthquakes caused the deadliest disasters in the past decade

28 Jan 2010 News briefs

Flash floods in Red Sea coast of Egypt forecasted by early warning system

2 Feb 2010 News briefs

Regional Training on Disaster Inventories: Towards developing capaities for risk reduction in the Arab region

3 Mar 2010 News briefs

Help shape the 2010-2011 world disaster reduction campaign

Know more – Invest wisely – Build more safely! Cities and local governments need to get ready and become resilient to disasters. For the next two years and beyond, the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) will campaign together with its partners for this to happen. Get involved, reduce risk, get your city ready!

> Find out more about the 'Making Cities Resilient' Campaign

11 Mar 2010 News briefs

Regional training on HFA monitoring

In accordance with the recommendations of the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015: Building the resilience of nations and communities to disasters (HFA), in past years, the UNISDR secretariat has facilitated biennial reviews to monitor progress on implementation of the HFA at the national, regional and international levels. To facilitate countries' reporting on HFA progress, UNISDR has developed an online monitoring and reporting tool "HFA Monitor" which was used by 102 countries in the 1st reporting cycle covering 2007-2009. The 2nd cycle of reporting on HFA progress (for 2009-2011) will start in March 2010 with the objective of receiving completed progress reports from governments by September 2010. This self-assessment will provide valuable information on progress in the key areas of disaster risk reduction.
24 Mar 2010 News briefs

Mediterranean: Launch of PPRD South web portal

In addition to providing proper visibility to the activities and to the outputs of the Programme, the PPRD South web portal is designed to serve as a multi-lingual interactive tool on civil protection cooperation between Europe and the Mediterranean and Balkan region....
14 Apr 2010 News briefs

My city is getting ready is yours?

30 May 2010 News briefs

“Making Cities Resilient” campaign launched in Kuwait

The “Making Cities Resilient: My City is Getting Ready!” campaign was officially launched today in the Arab region, during an event in the margins of the General Assembly meeting of the Arab Towns Organization. The event also took place in presence of H.E. Abdulaziz Yousef Al-Adsani, Secretary General of the Arab Towns Organization and Dr. Fadel Safar Ali Safar, Minister of Municipal Affairs, Kuwait. > View full story
4 Oct 2010 Press release

Making Cities Resilient campaign launched in the Arab region

21 Oct 2010 News briefs

International Day for Disaster Reduction celebrated in the Arab region

Seven countries in the Arab region celebrated the International Day for Disaster Reduction 13 October 2010.

The global awareness campaign Making Cities Resilient was launched nationally in several of the countries.

1 Nov 2010 Newsletter

Implementation of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction

2 Nov 2010 News briefs

World Bank-UN Report Charts Path to Prevent Death and Destruction from Natural Hazards

21 Nov 2010 News briefs

Standardized national disaster databases established in several Arab countries

Jordan is the first country in the Arab region to complete a standardized national disaster database. Egypt and Syria are in the finalization stage, and Morocco and Yemen are expected to be ready by end of December 2010. The establishment of national disaster databases with a specific standardized methodology and tools has attracted other countries such as Djibouti and Lebanon in developing nation disaster losses databases as well.
22 Nov 2010 News briefs

Recruitment to the Pool of DRR Experts

UNICEF MENARO is currently researching and developing a pilot mechanism for securing disaster risk reduction expertise for UNICEF projects and programmes. The UNICEF Pool of DRR Experts is designed to initially support UNICEF's DRR initiatives in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Should the pilot be successful, UNICEF hopes that such a pool of talent is of value to all DRR actors, not only in MENA but ultimately at the global scale.
18 Jan 2011 News briefs

Killer year caps deadly decade - reducing disaster impact is "critical" says top UN disaster official

24 Jan 2011 Press release

Arab region takes steps to reduce disaster risk, endorses Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction

Heads of States welcomed and endorsed the "Arab Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction 2020" in recognition of the increasing risk and frequency of disasters that challenge the development process in the region during the 2nd Summit for Socio Economic Development of the Council of Arab Ministers Responsible for the Environment (CAMRE) held in Egypt in January 2011.
11 Feb 2011 Press release

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