August 12, 2019
Upholding the Roles of Persons with Disabilities as Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction Front-liners
tangguh!” shouted Silma Desi to greet visitors at the ASB innovation
platform booth at Geneva International Conference Centre, Switzerland. Tangguh is an Indonesian word means
‘resilient’, which is often used by Silma as a vigorous expression towards
disaster. One of her VIP visitors at
the booth was Dr Bärbel Kofler, the Federal Commissioner for Human Rights and
Humanitarian Assistance of ....
December 12, 2018
Developing disaster risk reduction learning materials on disability-inclusion for sudden-onset natural hazards
More than 80% of persons with disabilities around the world have not participated in community disaster management and risk reduction processes. Most persons with disabilities also do not have a personal emergency preparedness plan (UNISDR, 2013). This data supports the common knowledge that persons with disabilities are disproportionately affected by disasters. Driven by the urgent needs of the availability of accessible information for ....