earthquakes-tsunamis

Enclosed is a customised TorqAid Humanitarian & Development Bibliography, with details highlighted of material relating to earthquakes and tsunamis. This includes publications on:
– General information (by ACAPS & ALNAP)
– The 2018 Sulawesi earthquake/tsunami, and Lombok earthquake
– The 2018 PNG earthquake
– The 2015 Nepal earthquake
– The 2011 Japan earthquake, tsunami & nuclear (Fukushima) accident
– The 2010 Haiti earthquake
– The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake & tsunami

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bibliography-CD-PM-participation-training

Included here is a link to the TorqAid Global Humanitarian & Development Bibliography, with references highlighted which relate to Community Developnment (CD), Project Management, Participation, and Training

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The non-customised version of this bibliography can be found in the TorqAid Toolkit

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Agencies CD PM Participation Training

Enclosed here is the link to the TorqAid Humanitarian & Development Agencies Directory, with a highlighted focus on Community Development (CD), Project Management (PM), Participation, and Training.

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This overall directory (minus the highlights) can be found in the Torqaid Toolkit – see link below

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PDRM teaching framework

Follow the link below for the Participatory Disaster Risk Management (PDRM) Teaching Framework. This consists of three components:
– The Intended Outcome of the PDRM online, accredited, program
– The Material covered in the PDRM
– The process by which this Material is covered, and the Intended Outcome achieved.

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The PDRM program brochure can be accessed by the link below.

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Humanitarian-standards-codes

This short section on Humanitarian Standards and Codes of Conduct is covered in Module 1 of the online Participatory Disaster Risk Management (PDRM) program.  Follow the link below to the PDRM.

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The section Humanitarian Standards and Codes of Conduct includes an overview of the historical development of humanitarian, as well as development of more recent (from the early 1990’s) humanitarian standards and codes of conduct.  Follow the link below for this article.

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Global-disaster-statistics

Note the article below on global disaster statistics over the period 2000-2019.  This summarises the number of natural diasters over this period, together with people killed and affected, and damage caused.

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This material is covered in Module 1 of the online Participatory Disaster Risk Management (PDRM) program.  Press the link below for a copy of this brochure.

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July Update

The TorqAid monthly July Update includes details of the forthcoming online, accredited, Participatory Disaster Risk Management (PDRM) program, which runs from the 27th July through to the 8th November 2020.  It also includes the latest (July/August) TorqAid Toolkit, together with some background material on the COVID-19 pandemic.  Press here for the link to this Update.

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online pdrm details

The 2020 online Participatory Disasater Risk Management (PDRM) program can be found at the link below.  This includes separate links to a Registration Form and Assignment.

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The link below includes other details relating to the PDRM, particularly those relating to registration dates; time commitments; and documentation including Certificates of Completion .

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Bushfires Agency Directory

Enclosed below is an agency directory, particularly for some key organisations involved in the Recovery Stage of the 2019/2020 Australian bushfires scenario.  This has been updated as at June 2020.

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GTAV bushfire article

This is a copy of the bushfire-related article entitled ‘ Bushfires:  Is the 2019/2020 bushfire season a portent for the future?’, which Chris wrote in January 2020 for the March 2020 edition of the Geography Teachers Association of Victoria (GTAV)’s quareterly magazine ‘Interaction’.  The GTAV link to this is https://www.gtav.asn.au/resources/interaction-current-issues, but this article can also be found here on this TorqAid link.

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The article highlights the Emergency Response initiatives carried out during December 2019 through to January 2020, and the likely Recovery challenges which will emerge through the (2020) year.  It also includes some comments on likely future Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) initiatives, these including some related to Climate Change.  The GTAV article includes a number of classroom activities for Geography and other subjects.