This study discusses four types of situations where successful DRM interventions are made invisible and propose an analysis to calculate the ‘probabilistic lives saved’ from disaster risk management interventions, that would otherwise remain unnoticed.
Communities possess local experiences that allow them to adapt and respond to disasters. Knowledge exchange between the UK, Nepal and Thailand is helping researchers better understand and explore solutions to the risks facing these communities.
The growing use of mass media and early warning systems through data collected from meteorological and hydrological stations and the rainfall-runoff model is proving effective in saving lives in Nepal.
Women play a critical leadership role in the provision of healthcare across the Asia-Pacific Region, including during disasters. They are working to build more resilient health systems and helping transform the way healthcare is provided.
On the occasion of the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, we are profiling the disaster risk governance system in Nepal. Since the tragedy of the 2015 earthquakes, Nepal has undergone a political and structural transformation in how it approaches disaster risk governance. This has resulted in the decentralization of authority to the lowest levels of government in an effort to build resilience from the ground up.
U-INSPIRE India, Nepal, and Indonesia have become the first national chapters of an alliance of youth and young professionals to register their work in UNDRR's Sendai Framework Voluntary Commitments online platform.
The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) organized a regional workshop to identify entry points for enhanced integration of DRR into humanitarian programming in both recurrent and protracted crisis settings.
The Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) report provides a snapshot of the latest DRR progress Nepal has achieved under the four priorities of the Sendai Framework. It also highlights some of the key challenges surrounding the issue of creating coherence among