Launched by UN Women in partnership with the Australian Government this new site aims to spotlight research and resources relating to gender-responsive disaster risk reduction and resilience. It includes sections with women’s voices, policy document trackers and regional resources. The WRD Library provides access to over 1,400 key resources (from PreventionWeb, UN Women and other sources) […]
Black Humanitarian is a website created by Susan Sebatindira which aims to raise the profile of BAME aid workers and to offer them a place to network and connect. See this introduction from the LSE. There are regular video features from practitioners offering insight into their role and career.
A potentially life–saving service which aims to provide free access to software and tracking devices for case workers protecting women and children in disaster or conflict zones. It is a great use of ICT in humanitarian aid. Primero is an open source product which enables case management, tracking and family tracing. See the free resources and […]
New from UNOSAT download satellite-derived flood data in GIS vector format from the United Nations. It covers the period 2007 onwards and was developed to aid humanitarian aid agencies and can be downloaded into into online maps, ArcGIS and other GIS systems, such as Google Earth, UNOSAT also has a broader GIS and map online […]
Download the latest world ranking from United Nations University – Institute for Environment and Human Security. It considers risk from extreme natural events and ranks 117 nations. This year’s report has a special focus on food security. The background section of the website compares with other factors. For other related indexes and reports on natural […]
The Urban Africa Risk Knowledge (Urban ARK) website has been launched to provide information and community resources for a three-year programme, funded by the UK Department for International Development and the Economic and Social Research Council, looking at urbanisation and disaster risk reduction in African cities. It has case studies on resilience management. The project is focusing in depth on four […]