Disaster

Braille book on disaster management released

TIRUNELVELI, INDIA: A Braille book on disaster management to educate students with vision disabilities on protecting themselves during natural calamity was released. Collector M. Karunakaran released the book during the weekly grievance day meeting and it was received by J.J. Christdoss, Bishop of Tirunelveli CSI Diocese, in the presence of industrialist Gunasingh Chelladurai. “Since the… Continue Reading »

UN Conference in Sendai Adopts Action Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction incorporating Disability-inclusive Perspectives

TOKYO: The third U.N. World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction was held from March 14 to 18, 2015, in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, focusing one of its working sessions on “disability-inclusive disaster risk reduction” for the first time. The Post-Hyogo Framework for Action adopted at the Sendai conference incorporated the need for disaster management measures inclusive… Continue Reading »

GAATES Participating at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

The Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES) will be hosting side events at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction iin Sendai City, Japan from 14 to 18 March 2015 to discuss Universal Design and Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction, Working with Disabled Persons Organizations (DPOs) on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness, and also… Continue Reading »

Disability inclusion in post-2015 disaster risk reduction strategies

GENEVA: The Preparatory Committee of the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (3WCDRR) met for its second session from 17 to 18 November 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland, to negotiate a zero draft of the post-2015 disaster risk reduction strategy (HFA2). The Disability Risk Reduction Network that has worked to ensure a disability-inclusive post-2015… Continue Reading »