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Lessons from the 6th Global Platforms on Disaster Risk Reduction

May 29, 2019

Taking the Sendai Framework implementation forward, we ned to be very intentional strategic and result oriented with regards building resilient communities  The pre-conference took place as from 12-14 May, mainly to serve as an opportunity to prepare for the main conference that took place as from 15-17 May. Stakeholders delved in details to the issues […]



Words into action: DEVELOPING NATIONAL DISASTER RISK REDUCTION STRATEGIES

May 22, 2019

The Words into Action (WiA) guidelines are designed to provide practical guidance on disaster risk reduction topics. The present guidelines are designed to support countries in developing a national disaster risk reduction strategy that is aligned with the Sendai Framework. This guideline complements the ‘Words into Action implementation guide for local disaster risk reduction and resilience strategies’. Together […]



How do we raise resilient children?

May 22, 2019

For the first time in the history of the world, half of the World is in the middle class or wealthier. Africa too is making progress. What we have not paid attention to are the consequences of wealth and raising resilient children. Many of the emerging wealthy people are known to swear that they will […]



MUM STORIES: Extraordinary love from an ordinary mother

May 22, 2019

AMAZING MOTHERS I acknowledge that there are lots of amazing mothers who’ve moved mountains to provide for their families, but allow me to appreciate the woman who has been extraordinary in our ordinary family. This is to the woman who at one point had my life solely in her hands and she preserved it. This is to […]



Partners for Resilience recommendations for the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 2019

May 22, 2019

The Partners for Resilience Alliance (PfR) promotes integrated risk management approaches in countries where vulnerable communities are affected by disasters, mismanagement of land and water resources, and impacts from climate change. An Integrated Risk Management approach integrates current and future risks, and looks at the wider landscape and its natural environment as a system in […]



Disaster risk reduction at farm level: Multiple benefits, no regrets

May 22, 2019

This report assesses and identifies solutions with special relevance for smallholder farmers: DRR good practices that work at farm-level and which, with small investments, can have a significant positive impact on the resilience of their livelihoods. It evaluates the cost-effectiveness and socio-ecological suitability of different specific DRR interventions, with the intention of providing decision-makers and […]



Global assessment report on disaster risk reduction 2019

May 22, 2019

The 2019 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR) is informed by the latest data – including Sendai Framework target reporting by countries using the Sendai Framework Monitor – and infers early lessons on the state of the global disaster risk landscape. While the observed period is still too short to reach definitive conclusions […]



Policy brief: Disaster displacement and disaster risk reduction

May 22, 2019

Recognizing that the Sendai Framework acknowledges disaster displacement, this policy brief contains key messages and proposed commitments for states and other actors at the Global Platform 2019. The brief seeks to: Update or develop local, national and regional DRR strategies that include provisions on disaster displacement and human mobility, by 2020. Ensure that national DRR […]



Strategies for achieving Target E, Sendai Framework

May 22, 2019

The Words into Action (WiA) guidelines are designed to provide practical guidance on disaster risk reduction topics. The present guidelines are designed to support countries in developing a national disaster risk reduction strategy that is aligned with the Sendai Framework. This guideline complements the ‘Words into Action implementation guide for local disaster risk reduction and resilience strategies’. Together […]



Agriculture related investments in global disaster risk reduction 2014-2016

May 22, 2019

This study addresses a critical knowledge gap and is a fundamental contribution to inform future planning and priority setting for agriculture-related resource allocations in/across pre-, during and post-emergency contexts. The assessment results can provide strong advocacy for increasing investment to prevention and preparedness measures in agriculture. The regional level results can guide the identification of […]