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RAF Chair speaks at ARISE Resilience Forum in Mexico City

Resilience Action Fund Chair Aris Papadopoulos was a keynote speaker on October 30, 2019 at a Resilience Forum organized in Mexico City by UNDRR ARISE-Mexico, and attended by over 800 participants. He spoke on ‘Strategies for Building Back Better’, one of the the key goals of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction: 2015-30.  He stressed that ‘building back better’

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FLASH and RAF agree to develop Resilient-Smart Homebuyers Guide

The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) and Resilience Action Fund have agreed to jointly develop and promote a first-of-its-kind Resilient-Smart Homebuyers Guide. This is expected be available in print and online by Q3-2020. Most homebuyers have little to no knowledge of the hazard vulnerability of the location and house they are looking to buy. The property industry does a

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New York Times quotes RAF Chair as Dorian menaces towards Bahamas

With a menacing hurricane Dorian approaching, the New York Times reached out to RAF Chair Aris Papadopoulos, who is also the Distinguished Expert in Resilience at Florida International University’s Extreme Events Institute (FIU-EEI), to ask about building codes in the Bahamas. Clink on below photo for full article. He noted that in 2003 Bahamas adopted and began enforcing the Miami-Dade

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RAF collaborates with Sustainable Curriculum Consortium

On October 14, 2016, RAF conducted a graduate-level seminar for Florida International University' Civil Engineering Department on the subject of 'Resilience in the Built Environment: Challenges and Issues'. The seminar covered the topics of the Sendai Framework for DRR, the relation between resilience, green, climate and sustainability, the issues and root causes of vulnerability in the built environment and finally
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RAF delivers keynote address at 2016 Pacific Northwest Economic Summit

RAF founder Aris Papadopoulos was the keynote speaker at the 2016 Pacific Northwest Economic Summit held in Calgary, Alberta in Canada. The presentation was titled 'Why Built Environment Resilience Matters to Business and Sustainable Growth'. About 500 attendees from US and Canadian business, government, community and academic organizations attended the summit July 17-21. Copies of RAF's book 'Resilience the Ultimate
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NEW WEBSITE SPOTLIGHTS INADEQUACY OF BUILDING CODES AND LACK OF PUBLIC TRANSPARENCY, INTRODUCES RESILIENCE HALLS OF FAME AND SHAME

Resilience Action Fund (‘RAF’) announces the launch of its new website (www.buildingresilient.com). The site aims to inform homeowners, tenants and businesses in a jargon-free easy-to-understand language, on the many unknowns and misconceptions regarding natural hazard risks, the limited protection offered by building codes, the challenges of private and public insurance and the importance of consumer choices. It addresses the gap

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RAF International Launched
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Resilience Action Fund (International) Launched

Resilience Action Fund (International) (‘RAF-I’), a non-profit UK company, was launched today at a private London event attended by international business leaders from the finance, construction, energy, materials and other sectors.

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