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THE ROLE OF WOMEN IN DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT – ANWAN, HENRY ROBERT, OGUN STATE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, IGBESA, OGUN STATE, NIGERIA

Women’s participation and perspectives are important at all levels of environmental decision-making for socio-economic development as they are important stakeholders in achieving disaster risk management and disproportionally affected by disasters. This outreach seminar aims at discussing the role of women in disaster management with women in Ogun State in south-western Nigeria. The goal of this…
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THE RELEVANCE OF INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE TO DISASTER MANAGEMENT – IKEMEFUNA DEBORAH, BLACK HERITAGE PROMOTIONS, DOUALA, CAMEROON

Indigenous knowledge is important as it encourages community participation and empowers communities in reducing disaster risk with minimum external support. This program will be held in Douala, Cameroon and will document the indigenous knowledge used in disaster management. Once documented, indigenous knowledge can offer insights on its value to scientists and disaster managers and can…
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PROMOTING A CULTURE OF RISK-AWARENESS TO HELP IN FLOOD MITIGATION IN IMO STATE – CLINTON EZEIGWE, PEOPLE TO PEOPLE INTERNATIONAL, IMO STATE NIGERIA

Reduction of flood risk depends on the amount of information on floods available to community members. This project will make information on flooding causes and mitigation more available and foster the community’s ability to use and access science when making decisions. The community event will help people learn to make home-made flood warning systems, teach…
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FOCUSING ON THE TARGET (D) OF THE SENDAI FRAMEWORK AS A MEANS TO REDUCE DISASTER AMONGST INSTITUTIONS AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS – OLATOYE SEUN, YABA COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY, LAGOS STATE NIGERIA

The focus of this year’s Day of Disaster Reduction is to reduce damage to critical infrastructure and disruption of basic services. This event in Tafawa Balewar Square, Lagos will bring together University and secondary school students to show them how they can reduce the disaster risks and what they need to do in disasters. The…
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COMMUNITY OUTREACH AWARENESS ON DISASTER REDUCTION FROM FLOODING ALONG OUEME RIVER – OBINNA ESINWOKE, BENIN HYDROLOGICAL SERVICES AGENCY (BEHSA), BONOU, OUEME DISTRICT, REPUBLIC OF BENIN

Bonou suffers from constant flooding due to its proximity to the Oueme River. To mitigate the damage from natural hazards such as floods, at-risk communities must be aware of the dangers, protective measures, and possible preventative measures. This outreach program will conduct training workshops on community hazard identification and mapping focusing on flooding as well…
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COMMUNICATING THE IMPACT CLIMATE CHANGE AS A DISASTER REDUCTION TECHNIQUES TO SECONDARY SCHOOLS AND THE SOCIETY – NWANKWO EMMANUEL, YABA COLLEGE TECHNOLOGY, LAGOS NIGERIA

This outreach program will advocate for an approach that integrates disaster risk reduction and climate change adaption to build resilience in a sustainable way by organizing a talk show in secondary schools and the community around it. This talk show program will raise awareness about climate change, disaster risk and the need to ensure sustainable…
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