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Build Back Better (BBB) has been commonly accepted as a global recovery philosophy, but it still often remains as a political slogan not yet rigorously standardized among nations or disasters. According to the definition of BBB, “reducing existing risk” or “increasing resilience of nations or communities” is necessary in the recovery process. Based on s…
ASHGABAT, 16 February 2022 - With the support of the European Union, the Government of Turkmenistan and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) convened a high-level meeting with the members of the newly established Interagency Working Group for Disaster Risk Reduction. The high-level participants discussed the role and functions…
Trinidadian entrepreneur Stacey-Ann Pi Osoria has built her one-woman business on emergencies. Selling inflatable sandbags, flood barriers and mobile shelters, she provides the vital equipment and training her clients need to reduce their disaster risk.  But when COVID-19 hit, she faced her own crisis as the equipment orders her company PODS Marketing…
The workshop entitled “Enhanced disaster preparedness for systemic risk in complex scenarios: challenges and opportunities”, constituted an opportunity for partners working on disaster preparedness to showcase the impacts of DP actions in the region, especially in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and in complex emergencies requiring a better underst…