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Image of women at a planning session
In light of the impact of COVID-19, countries in Asia-Pacific are examining their approaches to disaster risk governance to account for uncertainty and multiple hazards.
To ensure an inclusive approach to strategy development, the Sudurpaschim provincial government organized consultations in a number of districts. This is a photo of one such event on 30 June 2019.
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.
Día Internacional para la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres
Disaster risk governance is entering a critical period. Not only has it been suddenly and overwhelmingly put to the test by the COVID-19 pandemic, but this is also the cutoff year for Target E of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030
Mapa de focos de contagio en América y el Caribe
Investing more in technology is essential to better forecast the impact of environmental, technological and biological hazards and help prevent disasters, said regional experts. More funding needs to be poured into technology projects which have a focus
Hurricane in the Caribbean
The chance of a deadly Caribbean hurricane clashing with the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic remains slim but many countries are bracing for a two-tier crisis as they grapple with complicated logistics, limited resources and scant supplies. Training
Trabajo en campo de los sistemas nacionales de protección civil y gestión de riesgos.
PANAMA CITY, Panama - The Covid-19 pandemic crisis has shaken the entire world. Not only in terms of health do we require exponentially increasing resources to guarantee a minimum of attention and care, but state apparatuses have begun to operate as
Tercera conferencia mundial de las Naciones Unidas sobre Reducción de Riesgo de Desastre.
PANAMA CITY, Panama, March 18, 2020 – Those seated at the main table expressed joy and satisfaction on a cool midday in Sendai, Japan, when 187 member countries of the United Nations came together to adopt a new guiding framework for disaster risk
Hurricane on the Caribbean.
PANAMA CITY, Panama, 3 January, 2020 - Menaced by increasingly violent hurricanes, Caribbean countries face an enormous bill to better protect themselves disasters and need to weave a web of financing options to help insulate against shocks, said speakers
Women in the Caribbean
PANAMA CITY, Panama, 9 March, 2020 - Alert systems designed to warn Caribbean communities of approaching hazards should be better tailored to reach women who are most likely to be impacted, said delegates at last December's Comprehensive Disasters
Las mapeadoras trabajando
Ciudad de Panamá, Panamá , 9 de marzo 2020 - Cuando la campesina Haydee Rodríguez habla, la gente escucha. Lo hacen porque su mensaje es poderoso: el valor de la comunidad en la reducción de riesgo y, más importante aún, el valor de las mujeres como