How to Start a Community Group?

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What is the Community Group?

The Community Group is new feature that allows you to build your own virtual Community of Practice (CoP) where you can start discussions, ask questions, and collect resources and stories.

Marshall Islands

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Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in Pacific Island Countries - Energy Sector

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Between 2014 and 2016, Red Cross National Societies worked with communities, governments, and regional organizations to develop and implement an "early warning early action" approach in eight island nations in the Pacific.  The Finnish-Pacific (or FINPAC) project brought together relevant...
Preparedness for Effective Response (PER) is a cryclical approach for a National Society (NS) to systematically assess, measure, and analyse the strengths and weaknesses of its response system in order to take remedial actions. The PER approach puts the National Society in the driver's seat to...
The impacts of climate change on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are leading to discussions regarding decision-making about the potential need to migrate. Despite the situation being well-documented, with many SIDS aiming to raise the topic to prominence and to take action for themselves...
The Governments of Italy and Austria are implementing a wide range of energy and climate change related projects in 12 Pacific Island Countries with the overall goal of supporting sustainable development initiatives on islands. Six of these energy efficiency and renewable energy projects are being...
Case Studies (1)
Between 2014 and 2016, Red Cross National Societies worked with communities, governments, and regional organizations to develop and implement an "early warning early action" approach in eight island nations in the Pacific.  The Finnish-Pacific (or FINPAC) project brought together relevant...

Vanuatu

Past disaster events

Videos (1)

Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in Pacific Island Countries - Energy Sector

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Between 2014 and 2016, Red Cross National Societies worked with communities, governments, and regional organizations to develop and implement an "early warning early action" approach in eight island nations in the Pacific.  The Finnish-Pacific (or FINPAC) project brought together relevant...
The Global Disaster Preparedness Center (GDPC) aims to develop set of tools and services to assist Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies and their partners to create effective city coalitions on community resilience, targeting climate-smart resilience and coastal risk reduction in particular. ...
La Préparation pour une intervention efficace (PIE) est une approche cyclique à l’attention des Sociétés nationales (SN) pour une évaluation, une mesure et une analyse systématique des forces et faiblesses de leur système d’intervention afin de prendre des mesures correctives. Avec l’approche PIE,...
Preparedness for Effective Response (PER) is a cryclical approach for a National Society (NS) to systematically assess, measure, and analyse the strengths and weaknesses of its response system in order to take remedial actions. The PER approach puts the National Society in the driver's seat to...
The Global Disaster Preparedness Center (GDPC) in collaboration with the IFRC and American Red Cross has received an award from USAID/OFDA to design and test a set of tools and services to assist Red Cross Red Crescent (RCRC) National Societies and their partners to create effective city coalitions...
Case Studies (1)
Between 2014 and 2016, Red Cross National Societies worked with communities, governments, and regional organizations to develop and implement an "early warning early action" approach in eight island nations in the Pacific.  The Finnish-Pacific (or FINPAC) project brought together relevant...

Uzbekistan

Past disaster events

Government policies

Recent (1)
Preparedness for Effective Response (PER) is a cryclical approach for a National Society (NS) to systematically assess, measure, and analyse the strengths and weaknesses of its response system in order to take remedial actions. The PER approach puts the National Society in the driver's seat to...

Tuvalu

Past disaster events

Government policies

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Do Climate Change 'Refugees' Exist? - Prof. Jane McAdam

Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in Pacific Island Countries - Energy Sector

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Between 2014 and 2016, Red Cross National Societies worked with communities, governments, and regional organizations to develop and implement an "early warning early action" approach in eight island nations in the Pacific.  The Finnish-Pacific (or FINPAC) project brought together relevant...
Preparedness for Effective Response (PER) is a cryclical approach for a National Society (NS) to systematically assess, measure, and analyse the strengths and weaknesses of its response system in order to take remedial actions. The PER approach puts the National Society in the driver's seat to...
This new 'Seasonal Rainfall Watch' publication encourages Red Cross disaster managers to use seasonal forecasts for preparedness in the Pacific, helps them prepare for and respond to disasters and manage droughts and prolonged wet spells. Bureau of Meteorology, Australia - gov; International...
The impacts of climate change on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are leading to discussions regarding decision-making about the potential need to migrate. Despite the situation being well-documented, with many SIDS aiming to raise the topic to prominence and to take action for themselves...
The Pacific Island countries are internationally regarded as a barometer for the early impacts of climate change. Their geophysical characteristics, demographic patterns and location in the Pacific Ocean make them particularly vulnerable to the effects of global warming. Small Island...
Case Studies (2)
Between 2014 and 2016, Red Cross National Societies worked with communities, governments, and regional organizations to develop and implement an "early warning early action" approach in eight island nations in the Pacific.  The Finnish-Pacific (or FINPAC) project brought together relevant...
Tuvalu is a remote island nation often associated with the rising impacts of climate change. If, as predicted, sea levels continue to rise, this string of low-lying islands in the south-west Pacific could gradually disappear. However, life must go on in Tuvalu, and efforts are being made through...

Tonga

Past disaster events

Government policies

Videos (1)

Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in Pacific Island Countries - Energy Sector

Recent (4)
Between 2014 and 2016, Red Cross National Societies worked with communities, governments, and regional organizations to develop and implement an "early warning early action" approach in eight island nations in the Pacific.  The Finnish-Pacific (or FINPAC) project brought together relevant...
Preparedness for Effective Response (PER) is a cryclical approach for a National Society (NS) to systematically assess, measure, and analyse the strengths and weaknesses of its response system in order to take remedial actions. The PER approach puts the National Society in the driver's seat to...
The impacts of climate change on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are leading to discussions regarding decision-making about the potential need to migrate. Despite the situation being well-documented, with many SIDS aiming to raise the topic to prominence and to take action for themselves...
The Governments of Italy and Austria are implementing a wide range of energy and climate change related projects in 12 Pacific Island Countries with the overall goal of supporting sustainable development initiatives on islands. Six of these energy efficiency and renewable energy projects are being...
Case Studies (1)
Between 2014 and 2016, Red Cross National Societies worked with communities, governments, and regional organizations to develop and implement an "early warning early action" approach in eight island nations in the Pacific.  The Finnish-Pacific (or FINPAC) project brought together relevant...

Timor-Leste

Past disaster events

Videos (5)

Malaria: a community-based health approach in Timor-Leste

Nutrition: a community-based health approach in Timor-Leste

The value of volunteers in Timor-Leste: access to health and community empowerment

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Preparedness for Effective Response (PER) is a cryclical approach for a National Society (NS) to systematically assess, measure, and analyse the strengths and weaknesses of its response system in order to take remedial actions. The PER approach puts the National Society in the driver's seat to...
Coastal communities living in archipelago countries and small island states in Asia are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of hydro-meteorological hazards such as storms, droughts, landslides, and floods.  Environmental degradation such as deforestation, desertification, biodiversity loss,...
The impacts of climate change on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are leading to discussions regarding decision-making about the potential need to migrate. Despite the situation being well-documented, with many SIDS aiming to raise the topic to prominence and to take action for themselves...
This educational comic for children and youth focuses on tsunami, issued as part of a series of A Road to Resilience in Southeast Asia comics covering 7 hazards (drought, earthquake, fire, flood, hygiene promotion, tsunami, typhoon and cyclones). The purpose of the series is to contribute to the...
This educational comic for children and youth focuses on flood, issued as part of a series of A Road to Resilience in Southeast Asia comics covering 7 hazards (drought, earthquake, fire, flood, hygiene promotion, tsunami, typhoon and cyclones). The purpose of the series is to contribute to the...
Case Studies (1)
Timor-Leste is emerging from decades of conflict that led to its independence from Indonesia in 2002. The country’s location and topography have made it vulnerable to a range of natural hazards that threaten lives and livelihoods. The newly established Timor-Leste Red Cross Society has been working...

Taiwan

Past disaster events

Government policies

Recent (2)
Preparedness for Effective Response (PER) is a cryclical approach for a National Society (NS) to systematically assess, measure, and analyse the strengths and weaknesses of its response system in order to take remedial actions. The PER approach puts the National Society in the driver's seat to...
Early Warning System to reduce risk disasterWater Resources Agency(WRA), TaiwanNational Taiwan University
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Develop an early warning system and reduce disaster risk by integrating multiple information

Sri Lanka

Past disaster events

Videos (2)

HFA Success Stories - Sri Lanka Early Warning System

IDRL - Disasters in Asia: the case for legal preparedness (English)

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Climate & Development Knowledge Network's (CDKN) guide to communicating climate change offers tips for practitioners to effectively communicate climate change and climate change adaptation and mitigation solutions, with a focus on convincing people of the need for immediate action.  The guide's...
Preparedness for Effective Response (PER) is a cryclical approach for a National Society (NS) to systematically assess, measure, and analyse the strengths and weaknesses of its response system in order to take remedial actions. The PER approach puts the National Society in the driver's seat to...
This issue of Southasiadisasters.net focuses on the theme of 'Child Centered Disaster Management Planning in India.' As widespread poverty and climate change exacerbate the risk of disasters on children, it is time to embed corrective policy mechanisms that protect children against such risks....
On December 26th 2014, the tenth anniversary of the Indian Ocean Tsunami, Sri Lankan Mobile Network Operator Dialog unveiled version 2 of is Disaster and Emergency Warning Network; DEWN v2. Developed in the aftermath of the 2004 disaster, DEWN v1 utilised the growing mobile penetration rates in...
This reports highlights the findings from a research project conducted by the University of Peradeniya in response to the 'Preparedness and Resilience Research' small grants program (Phase I) implemented by Response 2 Resilience Institute and the Global Disaster Preparedness Center.  Abstract:  ...
Case Studies (5)
Climate & Development Knowledge Network's (CDKN) guide to communicating climate change offers tips for practitioners to effectively communicate climate change and climate change adaptation and mitigation solutions, with a focus on convincing people of the need for immediate action.  The guide's...
On December 26th 2014, the tenth anniversary of the Indian Ocean Tsunami, Sri Lankan Mobile Network Operator Dialog unveiled version 2 of is Disaster and Emergency Warning Network; DEWN v2. Developed in the aftermath of the 2004 disaster, DEWN v1 utilised the growing mobile penetration rates in...
Insufficient knowledge on risks and risk reduction measures exposes communities to greater impact of hazards. Schools can play a major role in reducing the vulnerability of students and local communities. Educating school teachers and students on effective disaster pre­paredness and response...
Trincomalee district in eastern Sri Lanka was severely affected by the tsunami of 2004. Several years later, most people directly affected by the tsunami have been resettled. Yet many of them continue to face problems, one of which is a climate that is increasingly variable and extreme. Sri Lanka...
The compendium presents good practices of the community based disaster risk reduction (CBDRR) approach implemented under a Disaster Preparedness project in the North and East of Sri Lanka, supported by the Disaster Preparedness ECHO (DIPECHO). Learning drawn from the project can be replicated and...

Solomon Islands

Past disaster events

Recent (6)
Between 2014 and 2016, Red Cross National Societies worked with communities, governments, and regional organizations to develop and implement an "early warning early action" approach in eight island nations in the Pacific.  The Finnish-Pacific (or FINPAC) project brought together relevant...
Preparedness for Effective Response (PER) is a cryclical approach for a National Society (NS) to systematically assess, measure, and analyse the strengths and weaknesses of its response system in order to take remedial actions. The PER approach puts the National Society in the driver's seat to...
The impacts of climate change on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are leading to discussions regarding decision-making about the potential need to migrate. Despite the situation being well-documented, with many SIDS aiming to raise the topic to prominence and to take action for themselves...
The Pacific Island countries are internationally regarded as a barometer for the early impacts of climate change. Their geophysical characteristics, demographic patterns and location in the Pacific Ocean make them particularly vulnerable to the effects of global warming. Small Island...
For many years, the concept of community risk reduction has been a priority in the Red Cross programmes in the Pacific. Some National Societies have, however, been struggling to find an effective way to turn this priority into meaningful community-based risk reduction projects and actions. In order...
Case Studies (2)
Between 2014 and 2016, Red Cross National Societies worked with communities, governments, and regional organizations to develop and implement an "early warning early action" approach in eight island nations in the Pacific.  The Finnish-Pacific (or FINPAC) project brought together relevant...
For many years, the concept of community risk reduction has been a priority in the Red Cross programmes in the Pacific. Some National Societies have, however, been struggling to find an effective way to turn this priority into meaningful community-based risk reduction projects and actions. In order...