10 Nov 2015

Launch of the Good Practice Review 9 – Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia


The Good Practice Review 9 (GPR9) – Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) was initially launched in London by Dr. John Twigg and the Humanitarian Practice Network (HPN) on October 13th coinciding with the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR2015). Funding was provided by the governments of Australia, Great Britain and Germany.

Drawing on experiences from around the world and discussing the principles and practice of DRR, the GPR9 is intended primarily for practitioners. The book provides guidance when planning and carrying out projects and programmes. It also highlights experiences and lessons learned from recent events such as this year´s earthquake in Nepal (watch here HPN´s video: Surviving the Nepal Earthquake).

The launch of GPR9 during the 8th Practitioner´s Workshop on Risk Reduction & Resilience to be held from 23-25 November in Bangkok is therefore expected to be one of the highlights. The GPR9 can make a valuable contribution to translate the commitments stated in the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction into practice and implement the framework on the ground.