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DARA expands Board with four distinguished thought leaders

We are very pleased to announce DARA has expanded its Board of Trustees with four new members  who will reinforce the organisation’s humanitarian mission and international perspective: The new Trustees are distinguished thought-leaders in the fields of aid [...] Read more...

Retrospective evaluation of the GFDRR Program in a sample of disaster-prone countries

Despite overall awareness of the need to invest efforts in increasing Disaster Risk Management (DRM) among vulnerable country governments and the international aid community, there is a gap between high level commitments and actual achievements on the ground [...] Read more...

REPORT: The European Consensus on Humanitarian Aid- an NGO Perspective

The European Consensus on Humanitarian Aid is the single most significant policy document that guides the EU and its member states in providing humanitarian response. The EU institutions and member states reached agreement on the Consensus in 2007. In 2008, a [...] Read more...

Humanitarian HardTalk with Yves Daccord on the Universality of Humanitarian Action

The Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) and DARA held the second humanitarian aid diversity HardTalk dialogue with Yves Daccord, Director- General of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), April 24th. The debate [...] Read more...

New Report on Humanitarian Aid Effectiveness

DARA and AECID have just published a joint report on the 3-part Humanitarian Hardtalk series held in October and November 2013 in Madrid where leaders from three key humanitarian organisations (Valerie Amos, OCHA; Peter Maurer, ICRC; and Claus Sorensen, ECHO [...] Read more...

Humanitarian HardTalk with Kristalina Georgieva on diversity within the EU

The second round of the Humanitarian HardTalk series “The Multiple Faces of Humanitarianism” kicked off  April 7 with Kristalina Georgieva, the European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response. The second round [...] Read more...

NEW OCHA & DARA Report: Saving Lives Today and Tomorrow

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in collaboration with DARA, has launched its 2014 Flagship Policy Report Saving Lives Today and Tomorrow: Managing the Risk of Humanitarian Crises in New York City today. The report [...] Read more...

Presentation: Disaster risk reduction needs to be addressed more holistically by the humanitarian sector

DARA presented the Risk Reduction Index in West Africa at the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) weekly meeting in Geneva , 22 January. The IASC weekly meeting is organised by the IASC Secretariat to disseminate reports and promote debate on issues relevant [...] Read more...

Risk Reduction Index in West Africa

DARA presented the second report of the Risk Reduction Index (RRI), this time carried out in West Africa, in Madrid today. Read the full report The RRI aims to help governments, civil society and other actors understand the underlying risks that render communities [...] Read more...

Evaluation of FAO’s DRR work in Asia, the Pacific, Latin America & the Caribbean

DARA published the evaluation report of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation’s (FAO) work in disaster risk reduction in Asia and the Pacific, and in Latin America and the Caribbean. The evaluation provided FAO Member Countries and Secretariat [...] Read more...

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