RRI News

Passing of our dear friend and colleague, Luis Peral

Luis Peral

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the sudden passing of our dear colleague and friend, Luis Peral, on Monday 15th July. Luis will be sorely missed. All of us at DARA are incredibly grateful to have enjoyed his brilliance, support and dedication [...] Read more...

Adoption of the Global Compact on Refugees

Tuesday 18th December was a significant day for the progression of refugee rights, protection and support. The long-awaited signing of the Global Compact of Refugees is the latest step towards developing a more equitable and balanced response to refugees globally [...] 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...

RRI in international forums

DARA participated in the UNISDR Making Cities Resilient Campaign Partners’ Meeting, held in Barcelona, April 4-5, 2013. Approximately fifty participants were in attendance, representing a range of countries across the globe and different sectors, including [...] Read more...

Regional DRR Mapping Exercise on Transnational Disaster Threats, April 2013, ECOWAS Commission, Abuja

The ECOWAS Commission hosted a two-day Regional DRR Mapping Exercise on Transnational Disaster Threats on 16-17 April 2013. The exercise was facilitated by the FOREWARN Initiative implementing partners, Humanitarian Futures Programme (HFP), King’s College London [...] Read more...

Risk Reduction Index in West Africa: data collection and workshops

The Risk Reduction Index (RRI) data collection process in six study countries (Cape Verde, Ghana, Guinea, Niger, Senegal, and The Gambia) has now finalised. The process involved a questionnaire and interviews to a variety of key informants from a wide range [...] Read more...

Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

DARA participated in the 4th Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, hosted by UNISDR and held in Geneva, May 19-23, 2013. DARA’s Belen Paley talks about the event. We presented our findings from our Risk Reduction Index work in six countries in West [...] Read more...

RRI in AllAfrica

Source: AllAfrica (in French) Sénégal: Atelier sur l'indice de réduction de risques de catastrophes, mercredi à Mbour Mbour — L'organisation internationale DARA, basée à Madrid, en Espagne, organise mercredi prochain, à Mbour, un atelier de restitution [...] Read more...

Risk Reduction Index presented at the Global Risk Forum in Davos, August 28th

DARA presented the Risk Reduction Index (RRI) at the Global Risk Forum held in Davos, August 26-30. The presentation, part of a panel session on Disaster Risk Management, focused on how the RRI can enable decision-makers to take more informed decisions based [...] Read more...