GOAL is organizing a 5-day workshop on measuring resilience based on the "Analysis of the Resilience of Communities to Disasters" (ARC-D) methodology in the context of an OFDA-funded project.This training will mainly focus on how to use the ARC-D toolkit. The tool was developed by GOAL in 2013, rolled out and tested in 11....Date: 22-26 Apr 2019
posted on Apr 19, 2019 6:01 am
Militant groups are exploiting the region’s ethnic fault lines and pitting different ethnic groups against each other.
posted on Apr 18, 2019 10:56 pm
BEIRUT, 10 April, 2019 - Efforts are underway to hold a first Arab Science and Technology for Disaster Risk Reduction Conference in Beirut later this year. This follows a meeting between the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Mami Mizutori, and the Secretary-General of Lebanon’s National Council for Scientific Research, Prof. Mouin Hamze. Ms. Mizutori met yesterday with Prof. Hamze and today told the Arab Forum for Sustainable Development that she was hopeful the Conference would take place later this year and acknowledged the National Council’s role in hosting the recently formed Arab Science and Technology Advisory Group. “Partnerships, if they are to succeed, need to be nurtured,” she said and called for similar support to be given to other groups including the Arab DRR Children and Youth Group; the Arab DRR Civil Society Group; the Arab Gender Equality and Women Empowerment Group; and the Arab Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. “It is encouraging to see that stakeholder groups not only have presented their statement of action but have also developed concrete action plans,” she told today’s Special Session on Partnerships. Ms. Mizutori went on to say: “We need to increase ambition in everything we do to succeed in reducing disaster losses, which is fundamental to eradicating poverty, hunger and the achievement of all other SDGs. “I hope that these partnerships you have created in the Region will support a substantial increase in national and local strategies for disaster risk reduction to be established by next year, the deadline set out in the Sendai Framework under target (e).” Ms. Mizutori also said how delighted she was to meet yesterday with staff members of the Saida Governorate “who in addition to their paid jobs are voluntarily engaged in disaster management activities…and interestingly the majority of them seem to be women.” Earlier in the week, Ms. Mizutori paid a courtesy call on the Prime Minister of Lebanon, Mr. Saad El Hariri, and thanked him for his visible commitment to the Sendai Framework as his office is also home to the country’s Disaster Risk Management Unit. Mr. El Hariri acknowledged the need for Lebanon to step up its efforts and invest more in capacity building for resilience to disasters and the government is open to advice from the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction. Ms. Mizutori also spoke yesterday at a workshop to kick off the “CubeSat Technology Project” which envisages the launch of Lebanon’s first NanoSatellite. “The development of Lebanon’s first Nano Satellite will give a major boost to space based programmes in your universities and will have many applications of benefit to the country’s commercial activity especially in the area of telecommunications. This in turn can be of great use in strengthening early warning systems through mobile phone networks and other channels,” she said.
posted on Apr 10, 2019 6:00 am
At 11 a.m. at the Hong Kong Observatory : Air temperature : 27 degrees Celsius Relative Humidity : 88 per cent During the past hour the mean UV Index recorded at King's Park : 2 Intensity of UV radiation : low Please be reminded that:The Thunderstorm Warning was issued at 11:05 a.m. It will remain effective until 12:15 p.m. today. The air temperatures at other places were: Hong Kong Observatory27 degrees ; King's Park28 degrees ; Wong Chuk Hang27 degrees ; Ta Kwu Ling26 degrees ; Lau Fau Shan28 degrees ; Tai Po25 degrees ; Sha Tin28 degrees ; Tuen Mun28 degrees ; Tseung Kwan O26 degrees ; Sai Kung25 degrees ; Cheung Chau27 degrees ; Chek Lap Kok29 degrees ; Tsing Yi28 degrees ; Shek Kong29 degrees ; Tsuen Wan Ho Koon25 degrees ; Tsuen Wan Shing Mun Valley28 degrees ; Hong Kong Park27 degrees ; Shau Kei Wan25 degrees ; Kowloon City27 degrees ; Happy Valley28 degrees ; Wong Tai Sin28 degrees ; Stanley25 degrees ; Kwun Tong27 degrees ; Sham Shui Po29 degrees ; Kai Tak Runway Park25 degrees ; Yuen Long Park28 degrees ; Tai Mei Tuk28 degrees .
posted on Apr 19, 2019 11:06 am