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ICTs and Disaster Risk Reduction — WSIS&SDG TalkX
Held every 13 October, International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction celebrates how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters and raising awareness about the importance of reining in the risks that they face. The International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction is an opportunity to acknowledge the progress being made toward reducing disaster risk and losses in lives, livelihoods and health.

Disasters impact low- and middle-income countries disproportionately, particularly in terms of mortality, numbers of people injured, displaced and homeless, economic losses (as a percentage of GDP) and damage to critical infrastructure. We cannot eradicate poverty and hunger if we don’t step up investments in disaster risk reduction. International cooperation for developing countries through Official Development Aid (ODA) and capacity building is essential to boost disaster resilience in the face of extreme weather events and other natural and man-made hazards. More information available here: https://www.un.org/en/observances/disaster-reduction-day

The Objective of the upcoming WSIS & SDG TalkX is to bring together WSIS Stakeholders and UN experts to emphasize on the important role of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in disaster management and remediation, in addition to importance of global collaborations and partnerships for addressing the environmental issues, in line with the WSIS Action Line C7: E-Environment and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


Oct 13, 2022 02:00 PM in Zurich

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