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marcia 3The Resilient Cities 2015 congress

The congress offers a number of sessions and events on a wide variety of topics among which were urban risk data and indicators, ecosystem-based approach, resilient urban logistics, urban agriculture, smart infrastructure, financing the resilient city, community-based adaptation and many more. In 2015, congress themes will feature a new focus on areas such as ICT solutions for disaster risk management, resilient public health systems, and integrated climate actions…


From Community Emergency Preparedness To Network Security — Here’s What We Need To Know

I chair my town’s committee on emergency preparedness, so I know something about dealing with natural disasters. I’m familiar with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its role in providing training, organizational information and even direct assistance in helping communities be prepared…


Tropical Cyclone Marcia: GIVIT encourages future donations to be registered online

A charitable organisation coordinating donations to those impacted by Tropical Cyclone Marcia has urged everyone to log them in its virtual warehouse instead of trying to deliver goods to the front line themselves. GIVIT, which facilitates the transfer of donated good to those needing assistance, said it had been inundated with donations ever since the cyclone crossed the coast as a category five system last week…


Call for more people’s participation

India’s disaster response policy needs more involvement of people to turn into an effective movement, Governor P .Sathasivam has said. Disaster resilience and risk reduction strategies should primarily target the poorer sections, he said while delivering the inaugural address at the International Conference on Climate Change and Disaster Management (i3CDM), which began here on Thursday. Mr. Sathasivam stressed the need to ensure the active participation of local people in pre-disaster preparedness initiatives, disaster response, and post-disaster rehabilitation in hazard-prone regions…



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