Project NOAH at 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction for BNPB’s Symposium on Strengthening Disaster Information System

The Indonesian disaster management authority Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana  (BNPB, English: Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management) organized a seminar at the 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (UN WCDRR) in Sendai, Japan last 14 March 2015. The side event, entitled Symposium on Strengthening Disaster Information System, gathered disaster experts from Indonesia and…

UN says PH preparedness cut death toll (Inquirer)

The United Nations agency for disaster reduction has lauded the Philippines’ preparedness for Typhoon “Pablo,” saying enhanced weather forecasting and flood warning systems helped reduce loss of lives from the typhoon. In a statement, the UN Office for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) praised the “improved performance” of the country’s early warning systems. “This time last year…