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Is it just rhetorics? wonders Farah Kabir, Chair of GNDR, on the repeated mentions by the political establishment at the 7th AMCDRR on the need for partnerships and working on an integrated manner. Ms Kabir praised the ability of civil society to coordinate and speak with one loud voice at the Conference.

Loy Rego,  from the MARS Practitioners Network Myanmar and India speaks up his mind on the outcomes of the recent 7th Asian Ministerial Conference DRR in Delhi.

Olumide IDOWU,  Co-Founder of Climate Wednesday and UNISDR Youth Champion for Africa advocates for sustainable education to learn how to manage waste and make a difference in our communities.

Lucy Pearson discusses why we need to demonstrate the benefits of DRR with more than just impacting stories.

Reflections from Nepal's mega earthquake and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

"...When we found out the lives of our fellow community members were taken by TC Winston, we had no clue what to be done, we felt like we were dead as well, as we have no hope, when everything we had is gone except our ability to breathe..." says a woman survivor of tropical cyclone Winston. Jiuta Korovulavula, a GNDR member from Fiji, has visited their kin on the aftermath and shares with you a raw, personal view of the impact of TC Winston on the lives and livelihoods of many Fijians.

Maynard Nyirenda, Executive Director of GNDR member Sustainable Rural Growth and Development Initiative (SRGDI) comments on the Urban ARK International Conference  held in Lilongwe, Malawi, 1-3 February 2016. 

Carlos Kaiser, Executive Director of GNDR member ONG Inclusiva reflects on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 3rd December 2015. 

Bruno Haghebaert discusses why disability inclusion should be at the heart of all disaster risk reduction (DRR) work. 

“For tiny organisations like ours, networks are big gatherings, the big shoulders on which to find support on each other” says Gabriela Pignataro from Cultura Ambiental, about their reasons to be part of GNDR, but “I would like to inject more activity in the network” she says. Though the marked environmental calling of all Uruguayan GNDR members is not surprising, given the forward looking character of the country, there is always the question about why Cultura Ambiental wants to be part of GNDR, whose origins are well rooted in disaster reduction.

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