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Enhancing Urban Resilience in Ghana's Greater Accra Region
Description: The Greater Accra Region in Ghana is one of the fastest growing cities in West Africa, currently hosting over 4 million people. The regional economy accounts for about 25 percent of Ghana's national GDP. However, the unprecedented population growth and unplanned spatial expansion have exceeded the capacity of the city to keep up, resulting in housing shortages, urban sprawl, and informal settlements with inadequate urban services. This makes the Greater Accra Region vulnerable to a range of shocks. This was made clear in June 2015 when the region was deeply impacted by floods which affected over 50,000 people. Working with the World Bank, the Government of Ghana has identified the main issues that make the Greater Accra region vulnerable and formed a forward-looking strategy to create a more resilient Greater Accra Region that can better withstand the impact of disasters and reap the benefits associated with urban growth.
  03 Jun 2017   5m30s 8 890 0
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The Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP)
Description: The Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP) works to develop effective response where it is needed most, and aims at a major improvement in the way countries cope with populations caught up in a disaster or conflict. DEPP collaborative approaches improve the quality and speed of humanitarian response at a national and local level by building the capacity of national actors who are predominantly the first responders to a disaster.
  02 Jun 2017   2m52s 3 221 0
Promoting Land Use and Spatial Planning for Disaster Risk Reduction
Description: This session presented good practices that address the challenges surrounding the incorporation of risk reduction in existing land-use planning and management practices at the local level. Practical recommendations are made on how to ensure that local governments have access to aerial, space-based and in situ information, tools and capacities necessary to develop and implement risk-sensitive land-use planning.
  31 May 2017   1h38m29s 4 87 0
Sendai Framework Monitoring
Description: This plenary session considered countries’ readiness to measure progress against the Sendai Framework’s global targets and determine the global status of data for their monitoring and establishing national baselines. This included countries’ ability to comprehensively gather data on economic, social and environmental impact of disasters and assess disaster risk, with the view to establishing effective national monitoring systems.
  31 May 2017   1h47m51s 1 63 0
Practical Risk Assessments for Disaster Risk Reduction
Description: This presentation covered the process of developing Hazard Risk and Vulnerability profiles, risk maps, NDVI maps for food security analysis, showing how the models are being used to reduce the impact of disasters on the affected communities.
  27 May 2017   6m15s 2 127 0
UNICEF: Official statement at the Global platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 2017
Description: An Official Statement made by Mr Antony Spalton, Risk and Resilience Specialist, at the Global platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 2017
  27 May 2017   4m47s 0 13 0
Open Earth observation data for DRR
Description: People come together during times of disaster. The same is also true for policy makers, technologists and civil protection agencies who are collaborating to plan and prepare for disasters, to ensure resilience. This talk aims to highlight the role of community expertise and the open Earth Observation data resources available for disaster risk reduction.
  26 May 2017   7m16s 2 25 0
Accelerating Efforts in Building Community Resilience to Disasters
Description: This working session identified key elements and devise a set of recommendations to build capacity in disaster risk reduction and strengthen resilience at the community level. The session will also share good practices and success stories of integration of disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and sustainable development at the community level.
  26 May 2017   1h34m40s 2 62 0
Disaster and business in the Pacific
Description: How do businesses prepare for disaster and what tools do they need to ensure they are best prepared and able to recover? The Pacific region is highly vulnerable to these hazards so what is business doing to support disaster resilience across Pacific Island Countries and across the region. The private sector and the Pacific Community (SPC) in the region has been leading on a disaster resilience toolkit to support Business Continuity Planning and reduce the impact of hazards on the private sector. See how this could be used for your region and how the Pacific is leading in this space.
  26 May 2017   14m25s 1 25 0
National and Local Disaster Risk Reduction Strategies Pave the Way for Action by All
Description: Sendai Framework Target (e) calls for “substantially increase the number of countries with national and local disaster risk reduction strategies by 2020”. This plenary session focused on how to achieve this ambitious target which requires the strong commitment and involvement of political leadership in every country and involvement of all stakeholders at all levels.
  26 May 2017   1h56m19s 3 86 0
Challenges for People-Centred Early Warning Systems-Bridging Culture, Education and Citizen Science
Description: This presentation, explored the barriers and bridges to promote people-centered early warning system in Brazil. It also shared experiences and lessons learned to promote a risk prevention network, involving diverse social actors through empowering principles, such as the ‘youth educates youth’ and ‘one generation learns from another’.
  26 May 2017   12m19s 1 26 0