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DPPI SEE Head of Secretariat at the 15th meeting of the Regional Consultative Committee in Disaster Management in Bangkok, Thailand
Published: 21.01.2020

Upon the invitation of the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), DPPI SEE Head of Secretariat participated as observer at the 15th meeting of the Regional Consultative Committee (RCC) on Disaster Management in Bangkok, Thailand. Established in 2000 with more than 20 member countries,the RCC promotes peer advocacy and exchange of expertise in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and climate resilience. 
ADPC,as the RCC’s Secretariat, is committed to bring the...


MANAGING RISK How climate finance can help manage risk in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Published: 10.12.2019

In 47 developing countries, across four regions, and with the support of 14 partners, National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) are promoting ambitious climate action across the world. These NAPs also help countries meet their commitments under the Paris Agreement, and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

A core part of the NAPs is working to integrate climate change adaptation into medium...


Accelerating risk reduction through forward looking investments and policies in Romania
Published: 09.12.2019

AT A GLANCE

Risks Earthquakes, floods, drought, landslides, wildfires, and extreme weather events

Area of Engagement Promoting Resilience to Climate Change, Deepening Financial Protection, Science and Technology for Disaster Risk Management, Building Resilience at Community Level, Enabling Resilient Recovery

HARNESSING INNOVATION TO INCREASE PREPAREDNESS

To address these growing risks, Romania has accelerated...


Early warning for wildland fires? There could be an app for that
Published: 23.04.2019

Infrared images from the weather satellite GOES show the Camp Fire spreading during the four hours after ignition on Nov. 8, 2018, during which time it burned through the town of Paradise. Such images, downloaded quickly, could be used to alert fire, police and residents of developing wildland fires. (Image courtesy of Jeff Chambers)
 
While state and federal officials are looking ahead and worrying about the coming fire season and how to more quickly get in front of fast-moving blazes, a University of California, Berkeley, professor argues that the tools for rapid detection...


International Disaster and Resilience Congress idrc 2019
Published: 28.03.2019

DPPI SEE Secretariat encourage you to explore the possibility to participate at the International Disaster Resilience Congress organized by Eskisehir Technical University in Eskisehir,Turkey. For any further information please contact the organizers directly. More details can be seen at http://idrcongress.org/ 


World Bank Partners with Municipality of Bucharest to Support Economic and Urban Development and Reduce Seismic Risk
Published: 13.03.2019

BUCHAREST, March 4, 2019&nbsp;- The Municipality of Bucharest and the World Bank signed today a Reimbursable Service Agreement (RAS) – a form of technical assistance project - to support the municipality in prioritizing and implementing key local development interventions aimed at improving the quality of life for the city’s residents.<br />
Bucharest is a key engine of growth in Romania, situated in one of the most developed economic areas of the country. It also has the highest seismic risk among European capitals, however, and is one of the 10 most vulnerable cities in...