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29/10/2019
Hiroshima government developed a multilingual app to provide users with the fastest route to an evacuation center during a disaster.
24/10/2019
Course DescriptionHow do you use technology to get insight from information? Whether you work for a small nonprofit, large government agency, or private sector firm, the demand to capture and visualize quantifiable results has never been greater.A number of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) have been developed to address these needs such....Date: 11-15 Nov 2019
24/10/2019
Course DescriptionHow do you use technology to get insight from information? Whether you work for a small nonprofit, large government agency, or private sector firm, the demand to capture and visualize quantifiable results has never been greater.A number of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) have been developed to address these needs such....Date: 11-15 Nov 2019
23/10/2019
Many African countries are prone to numerous hazardous events, exacerbated by the vulnerability of their rapidly increasing population and leading to frequent disasters that often have dire fiscal and development implications. Yet, there is declining sensitivity to these risks, contrary to the conventional wisdom of disaster management (DM) principles....
23/10/2019
Bangladesh is one of the countries most vulnerable to climate change, while its people also suffer from a range of environmental hazards linked to the growing prevalence of non-communicable diseases. These diseases are responsible for increasing morbidity and mortality and lead to other stresses within the population. Such stresses create continuous...
23/10/2019
Bhutan is vulnerable to a range of natural disasters, including floods, earthquakes and landslides.The World Food Programme is working closely with the Government of Bhutan to prepare for and respond to disasters and support families to improve their food security.
23/10/2019
This research paper presents the current School Based Disaster Risk Reduction activities and Extended Reality (XR) technological landscape, analyses the shortcomings of traditional forms of SBDRR and how XR has the potential to address these. It also synthesizes and presents a range of learning on the inception, design, production, distribution, partnership...
23/10/2019
Bangladesh is one of the world’s poorest countries, criss-crossed by more than 230 of the world’s most unstable rivers. For poor families living in rural Bangladesh land is a scarce commodity and people have to make use of whatever space is available. Each year the situation is exasperated by flooding which restricts the time that...
23/10/2019
This scoping review provides a summary of research findings on social support dynamics in the aftermath of disasters that occurred on the continent of Australia and Oceania between 1983 and 2013. Forty‐one studies, both quantitative and qualitative, that investigated different facets of postdisaster supportive interactions were summarized. All investigations...
23/10/2019
Despite warnings of sea-level rise, many homeowners deny the need to act, for fear their property values will fall in value.

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