World Tsunami Awareness Day 2017 - Protecting Lives! Ensuring Sustainability

Type:
Meeting or Conference
Organizer:
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)
Other organizer:
League of Arab States (LAS)
Date:
30 Nov - 02 Dec 2017
Location:
Egypt (Marsa Alam)
Language:
English, Arabic

UNISDR Regional Office for Arab States in coordination with the League of Arab States will organize a three-day event in Marsa Alam, Egypt with youth engaged in fields related to biodiversity, climate change, disaster risk reduction, maritime sciences, urban development in coastal cities, and sea and/or coastal protection.

The three-day event will provide knowledge and new perspectives on tsunamis and their linkage to sustainable development, resilience building, biodiversity, marine life and climate change.

The event will host a series of sessions on different themes aimed to :

  • Increase global knowledge of tsunami risks

  • Understand disaster resilience in urban and/or coastal settings

  • Explore innovative and effective measures in reducing tsunami impacts

  • Train on Emergency first response ensuring confidence when faced with an emergency.

  •  Establish youth partnerships for cooperation in disaster risk reduction


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Themes:
Environment & Ecosystems, Children and Youth
Hazards:
Tsunami
Countries:
Egypt
The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 was adopted at the World Conference in Sendai, Japan The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 was adopted at the World Conference in Sendai, Japan.
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