DRR

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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INTERDISCIPLINARY PRESSURE COOKER: RISK COMMUNICATION

Apply to join the Pressure Cooker event on Risk Communication at the 2018 Understanding Risk Forum in Mexico City, 14 – 18th May 2018, organized by The Water Youth Network and GFDRR with support from FM Global, The UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and NASA.                           […]

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Risk Knowledge-Action Network (KAN) and the Global Forum on Science and Technology for Disaster Resilience 2017

Water Youth Network participating in the first workshop of the Risk Knowledge-Action Network (KAN) and the Global Forum on Science and Technology for Disaster Resilience 2017 Blog post prepared by Miguel Trejo, DRR Team Water Youth Network (m.trejo@wateryouthnetwork.org)  Introduction From November 21st to 25th, the city of Tokyo was the venue for the Global Forum […]

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ENHANCING YOUTH PARTICIPATION TO FLOOD AND DROUGHT DISASTER RISK REDUCTION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES (EYD2R)

Youth Training Workshop on Flood and Drought Risk Prediction and Management Global Water Partnership, Yaoundé, November 03rd and 04th 2017 This blog was prepared by : Lako Stephane (lakostef@yahoo.com) and Yemdji Anne (anneyemdji@yahoo.fr) from Water for Life Cameroon See final report here. Introduction On the 3rd and 4th of November 2017, the training workshop on […]

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