UNISDR and PAHO / WHO inaugurate new offices at City of Knowledge, Panama.
The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) held the "Resilience Panel" to celebrate International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR), at the United Nations House inside the City of Knowledge.
Showcase your work and you could be invited by UNISDR to attend the Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas to be held in Canada.
The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), with the support of the City of Knowledge Foundation and on the International Day for Disaster Reduction, held an evening of Jazz and photography exhibition: Resilience Festival at La Plaza, on Thursday, October 13.
With the growing trend of losses and damage associated with the impact of natural phenomena in the region, and the consequent challenge to meeting development goals; the Government of Panama, through the Ministry of Government and the National System of Civil Protection (SINAPROC), commissioned the United Nations system (based at the City of Knowledge) and strategic partners, to create the first "State Assessment of Disaster Risk Reduction in the Republic of Panama".
Ms. Margareta Wahlström, Head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) whose regional office for the Americas is located at the City of Knowledge, described the eruption of the Nevado del Ruiz volcano, which on November 13, 1985, claimed the lives of 25,000 people in Colombia, as a major turning point in the history of disaster risk management.
In order to create a space for convergence and inclusion that can foster the exchange of knowledge and experiences from different perspectives related to urban risk, the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance Abroad - United States Agency for International Development (USAID / OFDA), developed the USAR Regional Forum 2015 for Latin America and the Caribbean, from October 21 to 23 in Panama City.
In recent days, during talks with the government in a speech to mark the thirtieth anniversary of the deadly earthquake of 1985, Ms. Margareta Wahlström, Head of UNISDR –whose Regional Office for the Americas is located at the City of Knowledge-, praised Mexico for its commitment to reduce losses caused by disasters and avoid new risks.
With the objective of consolidating a resilient country against disaster risk through strategic linkages among the public and private sectors, the Colombia National Chapter of the Private Sector Alliance for Risk Sensitive Investment (AR!SE) was launched.
The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), whose regional office for the Americas is located at the City of Knowledge, launched a search for communities that demonstrate excellence in managing disaster risk in order to draw attention to the importance of local knowledge, traditions and customs in the struggle against extreme weather events, climate change and earthquakes.
The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), through its Regional Office for the Americas located in the City of Knowledge, and the Municipality of Bugaba, Panama signed a Partnership Framework for advancing the sustainable and resilient development of the municipality, based on the Global Campaign “Making Cities Resilient: My City is Getting Ready ", promoted by UNISDR since 2010.
The United Nations launched on Thursday, July 16, in Lima the Spanish version of the Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 (GAR) prepared by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), which has regional headquarters at the City of Knowledge.
More than 80,000 people in the Dominican Republic will benefit from over $2.7 million in investment through the Disaster Preparedness Programme (DIPECHO) 2015-2016 -supported by international organizations located at City of Knowledge- to reduce the impact of natural hazards by preparing vulnerable populations and strengthening State institutions in disaster risk management issues.
Strengthening strategies on green economies, sustainable development and resilience, agreed international instruments such as the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production(10YPP) and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR), are among the recommendations made to governments, product of the Regional Consultative Meeting of Major Groups and Stakeholders in Latin America and the Caribbean 2015, held in the city of Panama.
Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, will meet this Friday, April 10, with regional and national UN personnel based in Panama, to exchange ideas on the future of the organization and its impact on development the Americas, within the framework of his participation at the VII Summit of the Americas.
The Office of the United Nations Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), through its Regional Office for the Americas located at the City of Knowledge, published the "Memoirs of the Fourth Session of the Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas".
With the conviction that strengthening the resilience is key to the sustainable development of the region; experts from Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile, Honduras, Nicaragua, Uruguay and Japan will discuss proposals and challenges in this field in a global journey aboard the 86, organized by the Japanese NGO Peace Boat, arriving at Valparaiso port, Chile and Callao, Peru.
The impact of disasters is increasing despite the progress of governments in Central America to reduce the percentage of urban population in poverty factor affecting the sustainable development of the region, and which is why the priority is to strengthen the capacity of citizens, consider the risk in infrastructure projects, strengthening early warning systems and develop education in risk management.
The International Day for Disaster Reduction (#DIRD) was held on October 14, 2014 in Panama City under the theme “Ancestral Wisdom”.
Within the framework of the Global Campaign "Making Cities Resilient: My City is Getting Ready!" of the UNISDR, with regional headquarters at the City of Knowledge, the first meeting of Government Authorities of the Region of San Martin, Peru, took place the 9th and 10th of September, 2014.