Disaster risk reduction

"Before the lockdown, the lessons were the only time of day many of the women left the house." Advancing SDGs 1, 3 and 5, this article looks at how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the women in Iraq supported by NGO Women for Women International.
Contributing to SDGs 3, 7 and 13, this article explores the serious threat posed by climate change to global public health.

Introduction to Emergency Management (Seventh Edition), 2020, Pages 349-401

This chapter supports SDGs 3 and 16 by describing disaster management in the international context and introduces the community of international disaster management stakeholders (which includes governmental agencies, international organizations, nongovernmental organizations, and financial institutions) that support the preparedness for, mitigation of, response to, and recovery from disaster events.
Approximately 1 billion people currently live in informal settlements, primarily in urban areas in low- and middle-income countries. Informal settlements are defined by poor-quality houses or shacks built outside formal laws and regulations. Most informal settlements lack piped water or adequate provision for sanitation, drainage, and public services. Many are on dangerous sites because their inhabitants have a higher chance of avoiding eviction. This paper considers how to build resilience to the impacts of climate change in informal settlements.
Advancing SDG 3 (good health and wellbeing) and SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth), this XpertHR blog post discusses the steps an employer can take to prepare for a hurricane, protect employees, and keep the business running in the event of a storm.
Advancing SDG 3 (good health and well being) and SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth), this XpertHR blog post discusses the measures employers can take to better prepare for the risk of an active shooter event in the workplace.
Elsevier, Progress in Disaster Science, Volume 2, July 2019
The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction encourages investment in innovation and technology development in disaster risk management. However, needs for science and technology inputs are unmet, and there is a lack of policy making that is based on science and evidence. This paper identified three key issues that could help overcome these barriers: networking, coproduction of knowledge, and a stronger role played by academia.
This chapter addresses SDGs 3 and 10 by exploring the process of Disability-inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction (DiDRR) from two Deaf Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) practitioners working in partnership with an international team.