Disaster Risk Reduction

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CEDRIG workshop just finished in Esteli, Nicaragua: Participants learnt how to mainstream DRR, CC and environmental issues in their projects.

The workshop was organized jointly by SDC’s networks for Disaster Risk Reduction and CC&E. The course is part of SDC’s commitments to the subject of CCA and DRR, whose importance has been confirmed in the Swiss Parliament’s Message on International Cooperation 2013 - 2016. The purpose of the course, in addition to raising awareness of the importance of integrating DRR, CCA and E in development initiatives, is to train the participants in using the guide and to set an agenda for applying it to programs and projects supported by SDC and its partners in the different countriesYou are working for SDC? Would you be interested to learn from a CEDRIG workshop? Contact the focal point  to check about possibilities..



Regional F2F Meeting in Nicaragua

A Multi-Network F2F Meeting on “Rethinking best practices in integrated water and soil management at multiple scales at basin level, integrating climate risks and financial mechanisms for scaling up" was held in Nicaragua from 6 to 10 July 2015; under "Evento Mulitredes COSUDE" videos (in Spanish) and fotos are now available.more » under "Reportaje Social" videos (in Spanish) and fotos are now available.



​​Video: Integrated Disaster Risk Mangement for a Reslient World

More than 55 million people worldwide have fled their homes, including 20 million because of natural disasters and climate change. A paradigm shift that moves us away from responding to natural disasters to taking preventive action is needed because  an increase in natural risks can be expected. This video briefly explains why integrated disaster risk management apprpach which Switzerland adovocates can contribute to a more resilient world.   



13th Congress INTERPRAEVENT 2016 at KKL in Lucerne: Living with Natural Risks 30 May to 2 June 2016
Register for upcoming Swiss NGO DRR Platform learning events in 2015
Announcement face-to-face (F2F) event of the Swiss NGO DRR Platform, 10 - 11 Nov. 2015, Thun, Switzerland
CEDRIG Training Programe 27 to 30 October 2015, Bolivia
Learning event on Vanishing Glaciers and Coping Communities:Bern, Uni-S, 10 September 2015
News from the SDC Latin American Multi Thematic Network Meeting in Esteli, Nicaragua (9th July 2015)
Field Excursion of the Expert Group Environment and DRR, 11 September 2015 at Mont Terri Rock Laboratory, St. Ursanne, Switzerland (by invitation only)
CEDRIG Training in 13 to 16 July2015 in Estelí, Nicaragua (Spanish Language & by invitation only)
Multi-Thematic Face to Face in Esteli, Nicaragua from 6 to 9 July 2015 (Spanish Language & by invitation only)
Annoucement: Multi Thematic Network F2F Workshop in Esteli, Nicaragua from 6 to 9 July 2015 (Spanish Language & by invitation only)
Announcement: SDC DRR in WASH Workshop in Spiez 22 to 26 June 2015
E-discussion to prepare for Latin American Multi Thematic F2F
Announcement: SDC CEDRIG Training in Bosnia & Herzegovina 26-29 May by invitation only
Swiss NGO DRR Platform, Learning Event on DRR and Fragility, 7 April 2015 Bern
Flood Management Course, Bern 30. March - 02. April 2015
Annual Conference of Swiss Humanitarian Aid: Understanding risks – reducing disasters,Friday, 27 March 2015, Bern
Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 - 2030 adopted on 18 March at WCDRR