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Gender and disaster risk reduction in Europe and Central Asia: Workshop guide for facilitators

This guide is designed for facilitators and trainers working to incorporate gender perspectives in disaster risk reduction (DRR) programmes and initiatives. It is meant to assist workshop participants— including practitioners and officials from the United Nations, national governments, civil society organizations (CSOs), and other institutions—in...

Using paired teaching for earthquake education in schools

Disaster education plays a key role in reducing vulnerability and increasing safety and community resilience to disaster risks. Geoscientists can inform mitigation and resilience strategies as they collect and analyze data relevant to disaster risks. However, many of the approaches they use to engage with the public involve one-way, asymmetric communication,...

Safe and Resilient Cities (Self-paced)

The course will expose city officials and practitioners to cutting edge tools on vulnerability assessments, policies and programs, stock-taking and gaps analysis, and financial access. The discussion will also focus on decision making under uncertainty to identify options and establish priorities, making the city more resilient to climate change impacts...

Economics of Climate-Resilient Development (Self-Paced)

In this course, you will learn the basics for developing economically viable climate-resilient plans. The course starts with a review of the scientific consensus on changes in climate patterns and projections to the future, and explains the rationale for countries to develop climate-resilient plans that will help them to move away from a business-as-usual...

Introduction to the Open Data for Resilience Initiative (OpenDRI)

This short course provides an overview of the approach and toolset developed by the Open Data for Resilience Initiative. Major topics covered include the rationale and practices of the open data movement, tools for sharing geospatial data, community mapping and citizen science for disaster and climate risk management, and new approaches for communicating...

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Silly Timmy Disaster Comic in Russian - Неразумный Тимофей!

Posted by Justin Sharpe on February 26, 2018 at 7:30pm 0 Comments

The original versions of these are almost four years old now, but after some being translated into major European languages that are spoken globally I wanted to be inclusive of other languages. This relies on meeting the right people and for this…

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Infographic of research

Posted by Justin Sharpe on October 4, 2017 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

I wanted to show my PhD research findings in an easily digestible and accessible manner, so I created this infographic:…

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Silly Timmy Disaster Comic - Bahasa Malaysian

Posted by Justin Sharpe on October 2, 2017 at 7:22pm 0 Comments

The original versions of these are almost four years old now, but after some being translated into major European languages that are spoken globally I wanted to be inclusive of other languages. This relies on meeting the right people and for this…

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How to communicate better to stop disasters occurring

Posted by Justin Sharpe on May 15, 2017 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

I have read an interesting blog written by Robert Glasser from UNISDR, with the WCDRR coming up in Cancun. I agree with many of the points made, and would like to see more culturally appropriate community/family led and oriented DRR communication…

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