Community Based Disaster Preparedness – Southasiadisasters.net Issue No. 155, April 2017 REPORT from All India Disaster Mitigation Institute Published on 30 Apr 2017 This issue of Southasiadisasters.net focuses on the most important theme of Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction held at Cancun, Maxico. Community Based Disaster Preparedness: Enabling Communities to Manage Risks. It primarily…

The process which led to this book was sparked by the discovery in a seminar at the institute of development studies at the university of Sussex that in both Northern Nigeria and a part in Bangladesh there was a peak in births in the late wet season. This led organizers and participants to examine the…

Scoping Study for Development of a Portal for DRR Lessons Arielle Tozier de la Poterie June 14th 2016 Introduction In February of 2015 The Consortium for Capacity building, in collaboration with USAID and the Turkish Met Service convened a group of over 90 inter-disciplinary experts in various aspects of disaster risk reduction (DRR). The objective…

In Memoriam Dr. James J. O’Brien 1935-2016 We are tremendously saddened to inform the community that Dr. James O’Brien,Professor Emeritus of Meteorology and Physical Oceanography at Florida State University and the founder of COAPS, passed away on September 20. Our memory of him remains as someone who was exuberant, approachable, and deeply committed to the…

Communities in Samoa and New York both face challenges to home and homelands from the increasing severity of climate‐changed weather systems. Between September 2013 and July 2014, a group of Samoans and New Yorkers, with homes in coastal areas impacted by hurricanes, worked together to share and learn from their personal and community experiences of…