Bhutan

Participants from eight SAARC countries took part in the regional workshop.
UNDRR is supporting the Member States of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) maintain and protect their development gains by strengthening their ability to develop, implement and monitor coherent disaster risk reduction strategies.
A view over the city of Thimphu,  Kingdom of Bhutan (photo: Wikimedia Commons)
The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) today welcomed Thimphu, the capital of earthquake-prone Bhutan, as the newest member of the Making Cities Resilient Campaign.
Mr. Kinlay Dorjee, Mayor of Thimphu, displays the certificate marking the Bhutan capital’s membership of  UNISDR’s Making Cities Resilient Campaign. Photo: Tejas Patnaik/ UNISDR
Bhutan’s famous Gross National Happiness index has been given a boost with the announcement that its capital, Thimphu, has joined UNISDR’s Making Cities Resilient Campaign.
Deep in discussion: participants at the Singapore workshop debate ways to boost their countries' disaster risk management capacity (Photo: Nanyang Technological University – Centre for Continuing Education)
Singapore and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) have renewed their partnership to strengthen the disaster risk management capacity of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and other developing countries that are vulnerable to natural disasters and are on the front line of climate change.

This paper presents the results from a multi-country research on loss and damage in vulnerable communities, to study how households with different vulnerability profiles try to deal with climatic stressors and their (in)ability to avoid loss and damage.

This document reflects the inputs received from an extensive multi-stakeholder consultations process involving governments, organizations and various networks in the Asia-Pacific region from March 2012 to date. At the request of the United Nations (UN)

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This toolkit comprises four sets of assessment tools for both existing and new schools as well as hospitals in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. It is intended to offer user-friendly tools for the multi

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific
SAARC Disaster Management Centre
The UN office for disaster risk reduction, UNISDR, and ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability have completed a four-month pilot test of the Local Government Self-Assessment Tool (LG-SAT) designed to help disaster risk reduction efforts in over 1,000 cities and local governments that have signed up to UNISDR's global "Making Cities Resilient" Campaign. LG-SAT has been made possible with funding from the World Bank's Global Facility for Disaster Risk Reduction and the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid branch, ECHO.

This report is a synthesis of a risk assessment study of South Asian Region (SAR) countries. The study gives an overview of the SAR hazard risk and vulnerability assessment providing a major natural hazard risk overview and vulnerability assessment. It