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International Day for Disaster Reduction Marked…and more

International Day for Disaster Reduction Marked

The International Day for Disaster Reduction was marked for the 6th time here yesterday with the theme: “Knowledge for Life” in the presence of UN agencies, international institutions and local stakeholders. Speaking on the occasion, State Minister of Farming and Natural Resources Wondirad Mandefro said that the day is observed to create awareness and advocate for inclusive disaster risk reduction each year focusing on the role of different stakeholders…

 

Community Resilience Award Winners

Community Resilience Award Winners

Community Resilience Award Winners

NSW SES and NRMA Insurance have been announced as the business category winners of the annual Resilient Australia Business Award for New South Wales for our 2014/15 StormSafe campaign. Presented Tuesday 13 October at parliament House in Sydney, the Resilient Australia Awards are an Australian Government program that aims to recognise and promote initiatives that strengthen community disaster resilience across the nation. StormSafe is a program that aims to build resilience at a local level by educating communities on their local risks, and providing resources to empower them to make better decisions before, during and after a major natural disaster. Through our 2014/15 campaign our activities reached over 3.1 million individuals across NSW through digital, radio, TV, social channels. This was supported by deeper face to face engagement through our valuable NSW SES volunteers and NRMA Insurance branch and agency networks that have worked…

 

‘Apec cooperation on energy infrastructure resilience a must’

The chairman of the 12th Apec Energy Ministers’ Meeting (EMM12) on Tuesday morning strongly urged the delegates from member-economies to conduct a vulnerability assessment of energy infrastructure among Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) economies that fall victims to natural and human-induced disasters. In her welcome remarks, Zenaida Monsada, officer in charge of the Department of Energy, said a vulnerability assessment will determine the costs of disasters to energy infrastructures. She stressed that the conduct of an assessment will help avoid disasters and “create cooperation and share best practices that will guide policy and program decisions to ensure…

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