10.10.10 Global Climate Action and Disaster Risk Reduction
Monday, 11 October, 2010 - 00:00 - 11:00
The International Institute of Rural Reconstruction is a 50 year old non-government organization that has been promoting participatory approaches and capacity building to uplift the lives of the rural poor.
For the past 5 decades, the institute was able to develop many approaches to protect and conserve our natural resources where community participation is the center of gravity.
In 2006, IIRR started to work on Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction (CMDRR) which puts the community at the center of gravity in the whole Disaster Risk Reduction process which includes disaster risk assessment and analysis as well as DRR action planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and policy advocacy.
CMDRR also touches on the impacts of climate change which exacerbates hazard or disaster events. Through CMDRR, IIRR promotes and pushes for approaches that helps mitigate impacts of climate change as well as build adaptation capacities of the communities that are affected by climate change.
On October 11, the United Nation International Strategy on Disaster Reduction celebrates the International DRR Day which coincides with the 10.10.10 Global Work Party of 350.org.
With this, IIRR will be celebrating both Global events through various activities such as exhibits, symposiums and formation of 350 as a continued commitment to reduce greenhouse gases to 350ppm.
Event Website: http://www.iirr.org
How to Get Involved Planning the Event: Petition Signing, 350 Formation, Symposium!
Event Host: www.iirr.org