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Knowledge is life: older people a key resource in disaster risk reduction

12 October 2015

Through HelpAge's disaster risk reduction (DRR) work with communities and older people's associations, we have found that older people often hold very valuable knowledge. On International Day of Disaster Risk Reduction, we look at how this insight can be. Keep reading

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World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction: A new framework to include older people?

18 March 2015

A delegation from HelpAge International, the Network on Ageing in the USA and Ms Lina and Ms Annie from Ormoc in the Philippines, launched the first Disaster and Age Risk Index today. The report was unveiled by Annie who untied... Keep reading (1 Comment)

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Ibasho Caf: A space for older people

16 March 2015

On Saturday, I travelled to Ofunto, four hours north of Sendai, the Japanese city which is hosting the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction. The bus took us past rice paddies firmly closed for winter, houses with tiled roofs... Keep reading

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Kenya commits to Charter 14 for Older People in Disaster Risk Reduction

13 March 2015

This week, Kenya became the second African country to sign Charter 14 on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) which calls for stronger commitment from governments, donors and other partners to prioritise older people in DRR response strategies.Ali Ismail Noor, t Keep reading

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Older people in East Asia: Advocates creating meaningful change

03 March 2015

I've just returned from Thailand where I experienced first-hand what HelpAge seeks to communicate, that older people are their own best advocates for change and a valuable recourse in their communities. I saw how older people's associations (OPAs) are... Keep reading

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