disaster risk reduction

Infographic: Regional strategy for age-inclusive disaster risk management 2019-2030

2019-10-22T16:21:13+00:00 Tags: , , , |

In almost every disaster we have witnessed, older people have been disproportionately affected. In many cases older people were invisible or their particular needs were subsumed in the maelstrom of responses to those disasters. Preparedness plans were not inclusive. [...]

Age-inclusive disaster risk reduction toolkit

2019-10-22T16:21:20+00:00 Tags: , , |

This "Age-Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction" toolkit provides practical information, tools, formats and examples which help in making any DRR intervention inclusive. The toolkit includes ageing policies and frameworks, age-inclusion in risk assessment and mapping, age-inclusive planning and monitoring, and [...]

I can be a resource and contribute towards disaster risk reduction

2019-01-30T11:26:52+00:00 Tags: , , , |

Older people make up approximately 9% of the Myanmar population. Evidence shows that they are disproportionately affected by disasters – a result of their increased physical vulnerability, the belief that they are a burden rather than an asset in [...]

Joint statement on behalf of the older persons at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 2017

2017-05-29T15:20:47+00:00 Tags: , , , |

Official Statement made by Mr Godfred Paul, Country Director, Myanmar HelpAge International, at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 2017 in Cancun, Mexico. On behalf of the stakeholder group of older people, he advocated inclusion of [...]

Plenary Statement Stakeholder Group for Older People at Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

2017-05-25T08:35:59+00:00 Tags: , , |

Plenary Statement Stakeholder Group for Older People Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction Cancun, Mexico 24 May 2014 - Cancun, Mexico Ladies and Gentleman, thank you for giving the floor to the Stakeholder Group for Older People. Today, for [...]

Older people’s roles in disaster risk reduction and management

2017-01-24T09:13:52+00:00 Tags: , , , |

HelpAge International and Coalition of Services of the Elderly, Inc. (HelpAge-COSE) Typhoon Yolanda Response Programme recognise the vulnerability and capacity of older people in disasters. HelpAge-COSE's community-based disaster risk reduction and management activities included and trained older people [...]