DRR

WYN Equipo De Reducción De Riesgos: Curso-Taller AmeriGEO, “De Modelos de Desastre e Información Global a Decisiones Locales”

WYN Equipo De Reducción De Riesgos: Curso-Taller AmeriGEO, “De Modelos de Desastre e Información Global a Decisiones Locales” By: Miguel Ángel Trejo (m.trejo@wateryouthnetwork.org), Nhlice Esquivel (n.esquivel@wateryouthnetwork.org), Edin Jhony Dávila (e.davila@wateryouthnetwork.org), Eduardo Hernández Samaniego (e.hernandez@wateryouthnetwork.org) and Cristian Camilo Fernández (c.fernandez@wateryouthnetwork.org)   Necesidades y motivaciones: A través de las reflexiones generadas en jornadas de trabajo en México (evento […]

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WYN Disaster Risk Reduction team AmeriGEO workshop on “Disaster Models and Global Information Applied to Local Contexts For Decision Making”

WYN Disaster Risk Reduction AmeriGEO workshop on “Disaster Models and Global Information Applied to Local Contexts For Decision Making” Representatives of the Water Youth Network Disaster Risk Reduction team reflect on youth engagement in disaster risk management strategy at the three-day workshop organised at AmeriGEO Week, Lima, Peru, in August 2019. By: Miguel Ángel Trejo […]

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Hack the Risk! Smart Solutions on Water Issues and Floods

Hack the Risk! Smart Solutions on Water Issues and Floods Water Youth Network representatives explore innovative solutions to Disaster Risk Reduction and the creative input of youth in risk management at the Hack the Risk! hackathon held in Colombia from 5-7 April, 2019. By: Camilo Fernandez (c.fernandez@wateryouthnetwork.org), Nhilce Esquivel (n.esquivel@wateryouthnetwork.org) & Miguel Trejo (m.trejo@wateryouthnetwork.org)   It […]

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The 2nd Multi-Hazard Early Warning Conference (MHEWC-II) & GPDRR 2019 : The participation of two young professionals from West Africa (13-17 May, 2019 Geneva, Switzerland)

By: Rollis Jiofack (r.jiofack@wateryouthnetwork.org)  In May 2019, the city of Geneva in Switzerland hosted two major events in the context of disaster risk reduction. On the one hand, the 2nd Multi-hazard Early Warning Conference (MHEWC-II), which took place from May 13 to 14, at WMO headquarters and the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR […]

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Early Warning System Young Professionals Network at the 2nd Multi-Hazard Early Warning Conference (MHEWC-II): 13th-14th May, 2019 Geneva, Switzerland

Members of the Early Warning System Young Professional Network recap their  involvement and experiences from MHEWC-II  By: Adele Young (a.young@wateryouthnetwork.org) and Erika Roxana Meléndez Landaverde (e.melendez@wateryouthnetwork.org)   The MHEWC Event  Early warning systems have been at the forefront of helping countries and communities to prepare for and respond to all types of disasters. The second […]

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Applications open for UR Balkans side event:

Disaster Resilient Balkans: empowering young professionals APPLY NOW TO JOIN! APPLICATIONS ONLY OPEN TO PARTICIPANTS WHO HAVE ALREADY REGISTERED FOR UR-BALKANS AS REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED This side-event aims to bring together a community of young professionals, researchers and students (under 35) working on disaster risk management (DRM) from all parts of the Balkans, give […]

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Training Workshop on Hydro-climatic Project Writing and Financing in Cameroon

By: Lako Stephane (Member of WYN’s DRR Team)   Following the first workshop on hydroclimatic risks concepts and regulation at national and international levels in November 2017 (see blog post here), a second workshop on hydroclimatic project writing and financing was organised from May 30th to June 1st 2018 at Global Water Partnership Central Africa […]

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Participant Reflections: the Inter-disciplinary Pressure Cooker on Risk Communication at Understanding Risk 2018

Written by participants, Yaprak Servi, a DRM consultant working for World Bank Group in Washington D.C, and Carlos Rodrigo Garibay Rubio, a social scientist at the National Center for Disaster Prevention, CENAPRED Mexico. The Global Understanding Risk (UR) Community has over 7,000 experts and practitioners interested and active in the creation, communication and use of […]

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WYN participation at the ISDR-Asia Partnership Forum

WYN participation at the ISDR-Asia Partnership Forum 14-15 December 2017, Bangkok organized by UNISDR Written by Dewi Dimyati (d.dimyati@wateryouthnetwork.org)   The Water Youth Network (WYN) alongside UN MGCY joined the ISDR Asia Partnership (IAP) forum organized by UNISDR in Bangkok, Thailand from 14-15 December 2017. It is a multi-stakeholder platform of over 100 officials from […]

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WYN at the 7th United Nations Economic and Social (ECOSOC) Youth Forum

What is the ECOSOC Youth Forum? The UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum is one avenue for youth participation in the international development agenda. Held each year since 2012, the Forum provides an opportunity for students and young professionals to voice their opinions and ideas, share their challenges and lessons learned, and collaborate […]

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