Coastal resilience in Seychelles: charting a path forward
In order to protect its coastline from ongoing erosion, the government of Seychelles has embarked on a wide-reaching coastal management plan. The plan sets out a holistic set of priorities for coastal management including coastal protection infrastructure, risk-based spatial planning, and capacity building.
Dry, drier, drought — Understanding and tackling drought hazards
Droughts are among the most far-reaching and yet least understood among natural hazards. There is an increasing need for more accurate assessment and monitoring of drought hazards and impacts, with the aim of supporting decision-making on drought risk reduction, risk financing and disaster response.
Barbados is the central hub to carve a pathway towards resilience in the Caribbean
The Understanding Risk (UR) Caribbean conference took place May 27-31, 2019 in Barbados. More than 500 experts, policymakers and practitioners came together to share best practices, innovations and lessons learned for tackling the climate and disaster risk challenges facing the region.
Taking control of disaster risk management in their country, officials from the Government of Afghanistan learned new ways to identify disaster risks and apply that information towards more resilient infrastructure during a training that was supported by the Government of Japan and GFDRR.