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Community engagement and its vital role in Early Warning Systems implementation
Challenges persist in reaching remote and marginalized communities. Technical infrastructure and communication networks must be strengthened to ensure timely, accurate, accessible and effective dissemination of early warnings.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
Barbados' Second EW4ALL National Consultative Workshop
The recognition of the Caribbean region for pioneering the methodology for conducting MHEWS Gap Analysis and Implementation plans is a testament to the impactful contributions facilitated by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA).
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Los sistemas de alerta temprana se nutren del conocimiento compartido
Crucial aspects were discussed in order to strengthen early warning systems and disaster preparedness, including the need to link risk knowledge information with modeling and forecasting.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
Guatemala implementa iniciativa Alerta Temprana para Todas las
This national launch in Guatemala will consolidate multi-agency efforts to address existing gaps in risk knowledge, hazard monitoring and forecasting, warning dissemination and communication, and rapid response.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
International Telecommunication Union
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
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Ciudades de Costa Rica fortalecen planificación de resiliencia climática e inclusión de personas con discapacidad
The sessions commenced with presentations on the Scorecard self-assessment tools and underscored the critical role of climate resilience in disaster risk management.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
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Group photo from Climate scorecard and finance training in Panama
Responding to the Political Declaration of the high-level meeting on the midterm review of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030, the workshop was held to enhance sub-national capacities focusing on accessing funds for implementation.
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Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030)
Climate Bonds Initiative
World Council on City Data
Campinas assesses inclusion of people with disabilities in DRR
The next stage of the process will be to enter the data into MCR2030´s platform for external validation. It will be possible to visualise how the municipality is doing with regard to the policy for people with disabilities in disaster situations.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
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Las Américas y el Caribe avanza y se fortalece hacia el cumplimiento de la Acción Climática y resiliencia a nivel local
UNDRR and CAF have developed tools such as the "Multi-Hazard Climate Risk Analysis" and the "Scorecard: Climate Resilience Addendum." These tools aim to provide local governments with rapid assessment tools to evaluate climate change risks.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
Rio de Janeiro strengthens the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Disaster Risk Reduction during UNDRR-MCR2030 workshop
The workshop was held as part of the celebration of the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (13 October), whose 2023 edition aimed to promote the fight against inequality through disaster resilience.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
Barbados' EW4ALL National Consultative Workshop:  Embracing Year-Round Early Warning Systems
Barbados has recently formalized nine Memorandums of Understanding with major broadcasting networks, which collectively represent eighteen radio stations.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
International Telecommunication Union

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