According to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the understanding of the frequency, magnitude, and impact of recent and past extreme events is a cornerstone for coping with future disasters. Nevertheless, baseline data is often scarce

As Costa Rica forms part of Central America, it is highly vulnerable to disasters. These tend to have a bigger impact in rural areas, where they cause considerable damage and losses to agricultural production systems. Animal production is strategically

UNESCO designated sites – natural and cultural heritage sites as platforms for awareness raising

Madagascar is a country highly exposed to many hazards such as cyclones, floods and drought because of its geographical situation and its climatic conditions. Its location in the Southwestern Indian Ocean basin puts the country in a first position of

The role of small businesses within communities is vital and stimulating to the city overall. Businesses provide goods and services to residents and visitors, employ local neighbors, and contribute to the well-being of the greater neighborhood. For

The goal of this paper is to examine how government continuity planning contributes to strengthening the public sector’s disaster preparedness, resulting in enhanced resilience of the public sector. The paper analyzes basic principles of government

The present study proposes the analysis of DRM strategies that had been implemented into sub-national development plans and public policy instruments in the States of Chiapas and Tabasco, located in Southeast Mexico. It describes the methodological

Natural hazards negatively impact on public health world-wide. Consequently, continuous research on disaster preparedness and disaster risk reduction is vital to reduce the detrimental effect on well-being. Disaster preparedness strategies have thus far

This paper contributes to the growing debate about the potential alignment, synergies, and shared ambitions between DRR and conflict prevention, but also points to counter arguments that DRR does not or could not influence conflict dynamics

Given the agricultural sector's economic and environmental significance, it is of paramount importance to continue enhancing capacities for disaster risk reduction (DRR) in the agriculture sector, across local, sub-national, national and regional levels

Approaches for building urban resilience may range from highly technical and resource-intensive, to simple and inexpensive practices. “Making Cities Resilient” (MCR) Campaign by United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) is a simple tool to