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Building a disaster resilient nation is commendable…and more

Inundated ... a child pushes his bicycle through a flooded street in Ineangan, Bambang, Nueva Viscaya. Picture: AFPSource:AFP Source: http://www.news.com.au/world/asia/deadly-typhoon-koppu-hits-the-philippines/story-fnh81fz8-1227573064068

Inundated … a child pushes his bicycle through a flooded street in Ineangan, Bambang, Nueva Viscaya. Picture: AFPSource:AFP
Source: http://www.news.com.au/world/asia/deadly-typhoon-koppu-hits-the-philippines/story-fnh81fz8-1227573064068

Building a disaster resilient nation is commendable

RE: “Govt seeks new approach to boost disaster resilience” (The New Times, October 14). It is very encouraging to read from your lead story that Séraphine Mukantabana, Minister for Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs, has announced various measures to mitigate the suffering and consequences of any disaster. Her plan to integrate local and indigenous knowledge with science and technology in an effort…

 

Storms predicted to batter region

THERE is nothing that encapsulates the Queensland summer like a storm roaring in from the west at the end of a hot day. But with all the thunder, lightning and rain comes inherent danger. Research released this week revealed Ipswich residents were not prepared for another potentially destructive storm season. RACQ’s Storm and Cyclone Preparedness Index showed 32.8% of Ipswich residents had done nothing to get ready for the approaching storm season…

 

ADPC launches a program for ‘SME Champions of Resilience’

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center’s iPrepare Business facility has launched the SME Champions of Resilience Program to build small and medium enterprises’ (SMEs) capability to prepare for natural hazards in disaster-prone areas of Thailand.The program provides direct technical support for selected SMEs in various sectors, including agriculture, automotive, tourism, services, and technology. The iPrepare Business facility with program partners will develop these enterprises’ skills and knowledge in disaster risk management, risk assessment, and business continuity planning.Upon successful development of business continuity plans, Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation of Thailand, and the Office of Small…

 

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