Andy McElroy’s (IDHA 16, IDHA Lecturer) latest article for the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), “Thailand’s ‘Madam Disaster champions risk reduction,” features disaster risk reduction journalist Ms. Darin Klong Ugkara’s message to move her media colleagues beyond “simply describing events and instead help their audiences better protect themselves from various hazards.”
Andy McElroy (IDHA 12, IDHA Lecturer) recently posted an article entitled “Typhoon Haiyan memory spurs ARISE commitment,” which talks about UNISDR’s Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies (ARISE) network in the Philippines. UNISDR’s ARISE was established a year ago to encourage public-private partnership and achieve the aims of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. In the case of the Philippines, ARISE announced its commitment to strengthen partnerships in order to reduce disaster risk.
Andy McElroy’s (IDHA 16, IDHA Lecturer) latest articles for the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) include “India hosts Asian Ministerial Conference,” which discusses an upcoming inauguration for the Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR 2016) and “Indian businesses to launch DRR fund,” which talks about the Secretary-General of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) Dr. A. Didar Singh’s call to “businesses, governments and donor agencies to establish a US$100 million Global United Fund for Disaster Risk Reduction.”
In a recent article for UNISDR, Andy McElroy (IDHA 16, IDHA Lecturer) talks about the importance of the Hotel Resilient Initiative in creating safe situations and heightened response efforts in places where there is a high level of tourism. In another article, Andy discusses the Mongolian launch of public-private partnership for disaster relief.
Andy McElroy (IDHA 16) recently posted new articles for The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) including “ASEAN moves to strengthen disaster cooperation,“which focuses on the critical need for disaster resilience at the community and national level and “Nargis Memory Spurs Resilience Training,” which highlights how the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction is being put into action in post-Nargis Myanmar.
Andy McElroy’s (IDHA 16) latest post for the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) “India Responds to Quake” talks about how India responded to the most recent earthquake, and its role as one of the leaders of the DRR agenda in Asia Pacific.
Andy McElroy’s (IDHA 16) most recent post for the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), “India takes Sendai on board” talks about how India’s disaster risk reduction framework will incorporate the Sendai program.
Andy McElroy (IDHA 16) recently published two articles for the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR). His first, “Asia moves to implement Sendai Framework” speaks about how India has recently praised the Sendai Framework for its ability to transform a country’s disaster response from “relief-centered” work to disaster and prevention management. His second article, “Indian DRR champion to lead on “inclusive Sendai“” focuses on how a senior member of the Government of India has been recognized as a champion for disaster risk reduction.
Andy McElroy (IDHA 16) recently posted a multitude of articles featured by UNISDR: “El Nino threat to the Pacific” focusing on the rising concerns of El Nino on the Pacific this year, “Pacific moves on targets and indicators” discussing the Disaster Resilience Meeting and its findings, “Sendai ‘groundbreaking’ on inclusion” emphasizing the revolutionary influence of the Sendai Framework on the inclusion of people living with disabilities,“Vanuatu Builds Resilience” highlighting the recovery and relief efforts being implemented after the recent destruction of Hurricane Pam, “Resilience two metres above sea-level“featuring the island nation of Tokelau and the troubles that it faces in being so isolated, and “Cook Islands’ online menu for resilience” reporting on how the Cook Islands have found success in an increased disaster risk response effort.
Andy McElroy (IDHA 16) recently posted an article “Local knowledge reduces fire risk” outlining the power and importance that local and indigenous knowledge has on the prevention of wildfires and fire risk management.