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Alumni Update: Andy McElroy (IDHA 16)

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Andy McElroy (IDHA 16) has been keeping quite busy as he shares the ongoing news and updates emerging from the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction taking place in Sendai, Japan! He recently authored several articles for UNISDR including: IPU President calls for a success in Sendai, Japan backs women’s leadership in DRR, Japan provides early warning example, Health ‘a must for HFA2’ , Thai floods a turning point for private sector, DRR Champions ready for a new challenge, and Inclusion builds resilience

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Alumni Update: Andy McElroy (IDHA 16)

Andy McElroy (IDHA 16) was co-author of two recent articles that recall the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake that struck Kobe, Japan in 1995. The first article describes a special memorial service commemorate the 20th anniversary of the earthquake and mentions the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction which will take place in Sendai, Japan, from March 14-18, 2015. The second article further explores the lessons learned from Kobe and how these will shape the issues discussed at the conference.

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