Disaster Risk Reduction

Disaster Risk Reduction(199)
Disaster Risk Reduction is a systematic approach to identifying, assessing, developing and applying of policies, strategies and practices to minimise vulnerabilities and disaster risks throughout society.
11 October 2013

The Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Centre for Archaeology and Fine Arts (SEAMEO SPAFA), with the support from the Japan Foundation, will hold an international conference with an aim to define the link between climate change and threats it poses to cultural heritage and to highlight the importance of adopting disaster risk reduction strategies. For more information, please visit www.seameo-spafa.org.

Bangkok, Thailand, November 18-20, 2013
01 October 2013
"Finding your match in CSR: creative partnership for development…"  
Why do you need partnerships?
Businesses are making ever greater commitments to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) through involvement in community development initiatives.  To have sustainable projects and yield optimal results you need to have meaningful collaboration. Businesses can benefit from working with NGOs that have a wealth of technical expertise, community knowledge and local networks. NGOs can learn from business approaches as well as access material and non-material assistance to improve their work. Jointly they can develop CSR projects that will have a lasting positive impact. 
Trainee Profile
Staff of businesses, multinationals, state-owned enterprises and small businesses as well as staff from INGOs, NGOs, community development workers who want to master CSR skills and understand how to incorporate effective community development initiatives into CSR plans.
Language: English
Course fee: € 650
Country: Bali, Indonesia
(The course fee includes lunch, snacks, course material and a certificate)
Follow the link and register online: http://www.mdf.nl/course/csr/
The ISO 26000 model: pillars of CSR
Development cooperation, business sense of CSR, laws and roles of corporate sector
Community development: stages and modes of CSR engagement
Community development: strategy design and strategy formats
Develop partnerships
Corporate sector and NGO: cultural differences
Communication skills: meet potential partners
Ms. Inez UsLeyanege
Marketing & Client Liaison – MDF Asia
Mobile: +94 77 3949041
Tel: +94 11 2808121 or 11 2805122
Bali, Indonesia
19 August 2013

Such natural disasters as floods, mudflows, landslides, wild fires in Central Asia has intensified and increased in frequency in recent years. Moreover CAREC research shows that climate risk management and disaster risk reduction lack integration into countries national and regional adaptation strategies and plans. Therefore, CAREC as a Central Asian regional hub for Asia Pacific Adaptation Network has organized the regional training-workshop “Adaptation to Climate Change through Climate Risk Reduction, Disaster Preparedness and Response in Central Asia” on 29-30 of July 2013 in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

The purpose of the training was to build capacity and reiterate the importance of the adaptation to climate change for the relevant agencies responsible for disaster preparedness and response in Central Asia. Training has united 20 experts representing national agencies responsible for emergency preparedness and response, climate forecasts, water management and healthcare from Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan.

During the first part of the training speakers from international organizations (WHO, UNDP, GIZ, GEF-SGP, Save the Children, Focus Humanitarian Assistance) made presentations and shared their experience and methodology in CRM and DRR in Central Asia. The second part was dedicated to practical work where participants had to assess the disaster risks pertinent to particular areas in their respective countries and develop and present the outlines for the Climate Risk Management plans.

The evaluation report shows that the training was highly appreciated by the participants who got a lot of new knowledge on the areas of natural and human systems in Central Asia that are the most vulnerable to climate change, the links between disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation and the tools to assess, reduce and manage climate risks. The training was cofinanced by GIZ and revealed a lot of opportunities for further cooperation between CAREC and GIZ in terms of capacity building activities on CRM and DRR for relevant stakeholders.

Pictures from the training may be accessed at the following links:


Dushanbe, Tajikistan


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