Governance

Two women walking down a plath carrying baskets, in Nepal
SEI researchers reflect on the role of international cooperation, the challenges faced in the Covid-19 pandemic context and what can be done to ensure developing countries are supported effectively to reduce vulnerability and build resilience.
Group of people brainstorming on globe
The focus of this year’s IDDRR on 13 October is on a topic which has been pushed to the fore by the debates raging around the faltering response to planetary emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic an, the climate emergency.
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The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction issued a new report “International Cooperation in Disaster Risk Reduction” which highlights low levels of investments in disaster prevention and disaster risk reduction for the world’s most vulnerable countries
Mami Mizutori (UNDRR) and Prof. Petteri Taalas (WMO)
The World Meteorological Organization and the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction are marking 13 October, International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, with the announcement of the creation of a Centre of Excellence for Climate and Disaster Resilience.
Mami Mizutori and Petteri Taalas
This new Centre of Excellence will concentrate minds on what extreme weather and other natural hazards means for daily life on planet Earth for the foreseeable future and spur efforts to adapt and cope with that reality.
Photos of award winners
The inaugural WIN DRR Leadership Awards have been granted to Ms. Vasiti Soko, Director of the National Disaster Management Office in Fiji, and Dr. Nuraini Rahma Hanifa, an earthquake scientist who founded U-INSPIRE Alliance
Portrait of Asako Okai
If the COVID-19 crisis has taught us anything, it’s that we need to work together if we are to overcome shared challenges.
October 13, 2021. Pavia. The 2021 edition of IDDR Day focuses on ‘International cooperation for developing countries to reduce their disaster risk and disaster losses.’ - the sixth of the Sendai Seven targets. GEM’s work over the past decade in developing