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  • Is Africa learning from past disasters ?

    22/06/2017 - Article by Thandie Mwape, Humanitarian Diplomacy Coordinator PfR Is Africa learning from past disasters ? Why are our people dying in the seas? Why is there hunger when our continent is rich with resources, some of which end up in the West and contribute to the West’s economic prosperity ?" Professor Christopher Orach of Uganda’s Makerere University  vented. At an event organized by the African Union Commission together with Partners for Resilience and dubbed ‘Mitigation of, Response to, and Recovery from El Nino: Is Africa Learning from past Disasters,’ Professor Orach expressed frustration and challenged the African leaders to do more.
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  • PfR Uganda encourages civil society engagement in national adaptation planning

    16/06/2017 - 15/06/2017 - by Shaban Mawanda, Climate Centre, Kampala. Partners for Resilience in Uganda late last month hosted a workshop in Kampala aimed at promoting participation by civil society in the country’s national adaptation planning. The workshop attracted nearly 60 people, including ministers and senior officials.
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  • Partners for Resilience 2017 Global Platform Official Statement

    30/05/2017 - Last week, the UNISDR Global Platform meeting for Disaster Risk Reduction took place in cancun, Mexico (22-26 May). Partners for resileince actlevy participated in this conference, by organising several side events, and by engaging in dicussion and panels. Below you can read Partners for Resilience 2017 Global Platform Official Statement.
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  • Meet Partners for Resilience in Cancun

    18/05/2017 - A delegation from the Partners for Resilience Alliance will be present in Cancun and is eager to meet you. Please find more info on the PfR sessions here. 
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  • Landscape scale DRR: Assessing risk across the Agusan river basin, Philippines

    17/05/2017 - Together with local communities Wetlands International (WI) assess the risks both locally and in the entire river basin, upstream and downstream. After that WI identified which measures need to be taken to sustainably improve land and water use and reduce risk.
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  • Red Cross, Partners for Resilience help Indonesian fishermen read the web (and the waves)

    12/05/2017 - Partners for Resilience Indonesia organised a two-day workshop to help fishermen access forecasts that are important for their day to day work. 
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  • Report launch: Water Shocks: Wetlands and Human Migration in the Sahel

    04/05/2017 - On May 3, Wetlands International launched the report 'Water Shocks: Wetlands and Human Migration in the Sahel'. 
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  • Nairobi conference, hosted at Kenya Red Cross, heralds ‘new era’ for global climate assessment

    14/04/2017 - Partners for Resilience Kenya and ... attended the IPCC pre-scoping mission organised in Nairobi and hosted by the Kenya Red Cross Society. The meeting informed the next assessment report on the global climate from the IPCC. 
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  • In Bihar’s PfR communities, science chimes with village-level planning on water

    14/03/2017 - Climate science research often springs surprises. Humanitarian agencies like the Red Cross and their partners respond by correcting their course. Sometimes, however, on-the-ground lessons can support future scientific research findings. This PfR story from Bihar, India illustrates this.
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