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) 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 authored an article for UNISDR about the launch of the World Conference on Disaster and Risk Reduction’s online course to strengthen urban resilience. Read the article here
Andy McElroy (IDHA 16) recently authored an article for UNISDR on the role of youth participants in the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction. Read the article here
Andy McElroy (IDHA 16) has been focusing on Georgia in his last few articles for the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR). The first article, “Georgia joins resilient cities campaign” details how Telavi, one of the most ancient Georgian cities, has become Georgia’s first municipality to join UNISDR’s Making Cities Resilient Campaign, which now has more than 2,400 members. The second, “Georgia gets ready for World Conference” looks at Georgia as a whole, lauding the Georgian government for pursuing a more ambitious approach to disaster risk management, now ‘a development priority’ for the government.