Save the Children Philippines wins the prestigious UN SASAKAWA Award for its innovative programs on disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) that support Filipino children’s meaningful participation and protection from emergencies.
Disasters unfold across national boundaries, involving a range of interrelated hazards and complex dynamics. To tackle disaster risks and build resilience, it will require a united effort to move beyond working in silos.
The University of Hawaiʻi’s Pacific Disaster Center (PDC) was named laureate of the prestigious United Nations Sasakawa Award for Disaster Risk Reduction during the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR) in Bali, Indonesia on May 25, 2022.
Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction was a ‘wake-up call’ to improve preventative measures and ‘stop the spiral of increasing disaster impact and risk’. More countries must “Think Resilience”, and urgently adopt and improve early warning systems.
The seventh Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction 2022 (GP2022) continued its work with another dense day, which included two plenary sessions on the Mid-term Review, a high-level dialogue, a ministerial roundtable, and other thematic sessions.
Day-to-day life depends on infrastructure and its services, this includes supply-chains, electricity, water and sanitation, and information networks. In the face of COVID-19 and increasing extreme weather events, these systems are under increasing threat.
With financial support from the EU, and the facilitation of UNDRR, the city of Bishkek launched its Detailed Disaster Resilience Scorecard Assessment process, which forms a part of the city’s wider Local Disaster Resilience Strategy development process.