Corporate achievements for 2010-2011

Corporate achievements are a necessary evil especially if you’re getting your funds and resources from donors, investors, etc. One of the ways to showcase this is usually through a glossy/sexy annual report. For 2010-2011, UNISDR, the UN’s office for disaster risk reduction, wanted to highlight it’s main accomplishments in a visual way. In addition to … Continue reading Corporate achievements for 2010-2011

Linking climate data with disaster symbols

With a bit of a short notice, I produced this infographic for a Swedish journalist who interviewed Margareta Wahlstrom, UNISDR’s ‘commander in chief’, on the impacts of disasters and climate change. It’s based on an MS Excel chart that was produced to highlight overall disasters in the Asia-Pacific region. The journalist wanted to reproduce the … Continue reading Linking climate data with disaster symbols

For Rio+20 with love…

One of the main features of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) was to highlight seven key themes as a part of its “Future We Want” campaign. Since one of the themes was on Disaster Resilience, UNISDR wanted to highlight the 20-year impact of disasters since the original Rio Earth Summit back in … Continue reading For Rio+20 with love…

The Economic and Human Impact of Disasters in the last 12 years

Conceptualized and designed this infographic that shows the Economic and Human Impact of Disasters in the last 12 years. The data is sourced from the Brussels-based Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) and their International Disasters Database (EM-DAT). The idea was to take global disaster statistics and visualize three key variables that … Continue reading The Economic and Human Impact of Disasters in the last 12 years

Taking a hit and getting back up… now that’s resilience.

March can be described in one word…. Change. Here in Switzerland, the seasons are doing that… changing. And yet, after all of my complaining, I finally had the chance to hit the slopes. But by now, the snow is quickly melting ushering in springtime conditions. In Geneva, as people put away their dark and depressing … Continue reading Taking a hit and getting back up… now that’s resilience.

October 13th is the International Day for Disaster Reduction

One of the things I’m doing at work is preparing for the International Day for Disaster Reduction on October 13th. This is the day when government, international organizations, and communities celebrate and promote reducing disasters. In most cases, “disasters” are labeled this way because it has an impact on human society. It’s kind of like … Continue reading October 13th is the International Day for Disaster Reduction

Natural Hazard Risks in Asia-Pacific

Developed an A1-size poster for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) to highlight the offices work, as well as to showcase the hazard and risk mapping the organization was involved in. It was made as an educational piece to support the offices work on emergency preparedness and hazard risk in … Continue reading Natural Hazard Risks in Asia-Pacific