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Helping Afghanistan Become More Resilient to Natural Disasters
Description: Afghanistan is highly prone to intense and recurring natural hazards such as floods, landslides and droughts due to its geographical location and years of environmental degradation. Climate change also poses a threat to Afghanistan’s natural resources, of which the majority of Afghans depend for their livelihoods. Learn how the World Bank, with the support of Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) and the Disaster Risk Management Hub in Tokyo, is building resilience through an on-going disaster risk management program that informs and leverages ongoing sector work in transport, education and social development in the challenging context of Afghanistan.
  25 Apr 2017   3m48s 4 80 0
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Philippines: Learning to weather a storm
Description: It’s eight o’clock in the morning and in the district of Tagkip, Philippines it’s time to evacuate. A long warning siren means a cyclone is approaching and residents must leave. This time the emergency is not real, but such exercises are vital to help residents understand what they are exposed to and what they need to do in case of emergency.
  18 Apr 2017   5m19s 2 37 0
DELETE - OLD VERSION Helping Afghanistan Become More Resilient to Natural Disasters
Description: Afghanistan is highly prone to intense and recurring natural hazards such as floods, landslides and droughts due to its geographical location and years of environmental degradation. Climate change also poses a threat to Afghanistan’s natural resources, of which the majority of Afghans depend for their livelihoods. Learn how the World Bank, with the support of Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) and the Disaster Risk Management Hub in Tokyo, is building resilience through an on-going disaster risk management program that informs and leverages ongoing sector work in transport, education and social development in the challenging context of Afghanistan.
  04 Apr 2017   3m48s 8 340 0
Tsunami Preparedness Through Simulation Exercises
Description: Simulation exercises are important tools to test one's level of preparedness to hazards. This edition of FOCUS highlights the importance of simulation exercises for tsunami preparedness. It focuses on the 2017 CARIBE WAVE Earthquake and Tsunami simulation exercise in the BVI.
  03 Apr 2017   24m37s 1 38 0
Investing to reduce disaster risk protects development gains #MEXICOGP2017
Description: Sine 1980 natural hazards caused more than $17 billion economic losses to Comoros, Madagascar, Maritius, Seychelles and Zanzibar,. Investing in disaster risk reduction protect development gains.
  15 Mar 2017   1m8s 2 151 0
Introducing 'Raising Risk Awareness'
Description: This short film introduces the Raising Risk Awareness (RRA) initiative, which uses state-of-the-art science to help Asian and African societies to understand the role of climate change in extreme weather events and prepare for future ones.
  22 Feb 2017   2m24s 1 71 0
How to manage global catastrophic risk
Description: On February 15, Governance Studies at Brookings hosted an event to discuss the management of global catastrophic risk. For decades, international organizations such as the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank have helped national, regional, and global leaders tackle these challenges. However, many believe that new approaches and fresh thinking are needed in the global governance arena. https://www.brookings.edu/events/how-to-manage-global-catastrophic-risk/ (transcript available) Subscribe! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=BrookingsInstitution Follow Brookings on social media! Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/Brookings Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/BrookingsInst Instagram: http://www.Instagram.com/brookingsinst LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/com/company/the-brookings-institution
  15 Feb 2017   1h25m43s 10 892 0
Building Disaster Resilient Communities in Koshi Basin, Nepal (English)
Description: This video captures the initiatives of Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) and the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in building disaster resilient communities in the Koshi River basin area, Nepal. A Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction (CBDRR) programme was implemented in the 25 communities of 5 districts (Saptari, Sunsari, Udayapur, Bhojpur and Khotang) between 2013 and 2016 targeting around 28,000 people. The programme has contributed in building disaster resilient characteristics based on the 9 minimum characteristics of a disaster resilient communities as described by the Flagship 4 of Nepal Risk Reduction Consortium (NRRC).
  09 Feb 2017   18m37s 7 425 0
Prof. IAN DAVIS talks on "Reflections on  45 Years in Disaster Risk Management" at IIC , New Delhi
Description: PROF. IAN DAVIS TALKS ON "REFLECTIONS ON 45 YEARS IN DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT" AT IIC , NEW DELHI ON 3rd FEBUARY, 2017 On behalf of leading Humanitarian and Disaster Management agencies- Change Alliance, Islamic Relief India, OXFAM India, SSP and the National Coalition of Humanitarian Agencies, Sphere India have jointly organised a a Talk by Prof. Ian Davis, Visiting Professor of Disaster Risk Management at Lund, Kyoto and Oxford Brookes Universities on 3rd February, 2017 at IIC, New Delhi. The increasing frequency and intensity of adverse impact of natural disasters in the past few years has been a matter of concern for national and provincial governments and ‘at-risk’ communities. The global Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) frameworks "Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030) and its predecessor "Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015: Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters" have been endorsed by national governments, international humanitarian assistance agencies, multilateral and bilateral donors and civil society organisations in a large number of countries. The Indian Ocean Tsunami of 2004, the Sichuan earthquake of 2008, the cyclone Nargis of 2008, the Haiti earthquake of 2010, typhoon Haiyan of 2013 and the Gorkha earthquake of 2015 have shown that Disaster Risk Reduction needs greater attention of all stakeholders. Additionally, the looming challenge of climate change adaptation presents a uniquely challenging scenario for the future generations;  Prof. Ian Davis has been working in demystifying disaster risk reduction since 1972 and we are privileged to have him with us for delivering a talk on "Reflections of 45 Years in Disaster Risk Management". ABOUT PROFESSOR IAN DAVIS DIP. ARCH., PHD (UCL), FICPEM: Ian Davis, originally an architect, has worked in Disaster Risk and Recovery Management since 1972. His initial focus for his PhD on Shelter following Disaster  has expanded to include Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Recovery and Reconstruction.  He is the author or editor of 16 books and over 90 articles on these subjects, including the first book on Shelter after Disaster in 1978 and the first set of UN Guidelines on this subject published in 1982 and in a Second Edition in 2015.  His work has been as an author, academic teacher and researcher, NGO director and international consultant. His experience covers pre-disaster planning and risk reduction, post-disaster recovery from the immediate response phase to long-term reconstruction and adaptation to climate change. He has traveled widely to almost fifty disaster sites across four continents providing consultancy advice to United Nations agencies, NGO's, the European Union and Governments.  In 1996 he became the first UK citizen to be awarded the UN Sasakawa Award for his 'contribution to International Disaster Prevention' Ian's work has often related to shelter and settlement with a particular concern for low-income safe housing. He has alas advised on Governmental Emergency and Risk Reduction Planning, NGO policies, Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction etc. Ian has worked in India extensively ever since 1978 following the Andhra Pradesh Cyclone.  His mother was born in Ooty and spent her first 15 years living in the Nilgiri Hills. Ian has led training courses in disaster management in Vijayawada, Assam, Calcutta, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and has conducted disaster recovery/ reconstruction project evaluations in Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Bihar. In 2012 Ian was honoured with the position: Director Emeritus, Global Forum for Disaster Reduction (GFDR) in Delhi and Mumbai. Ian is Visiting Professor in Oxford Brookes, Lund and Kyoto Universities in Disaster Risk Management.
  08 Feb 2017   2h35m10s 5 143 0
Fiji Emergency and safety procedures for schools - Part 5 - Earthquake
Description: Learn what to do to prepare for and respond to an earthquake and also about tsunami and evacuating to a safe haven.
  07 Feb 2017   7m56s 2 23 0
Fiji Emergency and safety procedures for schools - Part 6 - Storms Floods
Description: Learn all about storms and how floods and how to stay safe and prepare yourself.
  07 Feb 2017   9m17s 2 25 0