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14 March 2022
UNDRR - Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean ANNUAL PROGRESS REPORT 2021 Key achievements across the region
Key points A major drought occurred in late 2017, early 2018 in the Pampas of central-eastern Argentina, a major world breadbasket. The drought was linked to a mild La Niña event and intraseasonal modes of atmospheric variability. Several locations in the Pampas showed historical lows in precipitation during this event. Lack of rainfall was compounded…
Good practices and lessons learned: This publication is part of ongoing efforts facilitated by the UNISDR secretariat to build a global partnership for mainstreaming gender issues into the disaster risk reduction process. Such efforts have become urgent because disaster risk reduction has long remained a largely male dominated affair, yet it is clear th…
In Spanish: Este documento contiene los resultados de una evaluación sobre las vulnerabilidades de la República Dominicana ante un fenómeno natural y cuál es el nivel de preparación con que se cuenta para poder disminuir sus efectos o responder con mayor efectividad. A la vez, el diagnóstico identifica una serie de desafíos que sirven de base para ava…
This evaluation, solicited by the Government of Chile, demonstrates the political will of the Chilean State to advance the issue of disaster risk reduction in addition to mainstreaming disaster risk reduction in the management of public policies - one of the greatest challenges faced and the only possible solution for building resilience in the face of…
This document reports on experiences and lessons learned at the national and local level of the Andean and Central American countries surrounding concepts, policies, strategies and tools, capabilities and needs, networking, education, risk management and investment planning for development. One of the main contributions of the document, which also incl…
This report talks about interactions between natural disasters and simultaneous technological accidents. It aims to provide an overview of the natech problem, and to present the state of the art in natech risk management. The report identifies the main problems in natech risk management and emergency response, as well as proposes a set of key strategies…
The UNISDR secretariat launches this new publication featuring nine National Platform case studies in an effort to inspire and support the birth of new National Platforms, and also to strengthen existing ones. Governments increasingly recognize the need for comprehensive multi-stakeholder and multi-sectoral national coordinating mechanisms - National Pl…
This publication seeks to highlight initiatives that have successfully linked poverty reduction and disaster risk reduction in various parts of the world. It features several projects and initiatives that show how DRR can be integrated into poverty reduction (or vice-versa) to help reduce the vulnerability of the poor and protect their livelihoods and d…
This publication points out the vital nexus between women’s experiences of natural resource management, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction, and how they can come together to make whole communities strong and sustainable. It also provides inspirational case studies of grassroots women’s leadership, and of ways to support and encourage…