For the past three years, we at the World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GDFRR) have been implementing the Strengthening Financial Resilience and Accelerating Risk Reduction in Central Asia program (SFRARR, The Program), funded by the European Union. The Program supports all five Central Asian countries—Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan— to improve financial resilience and risk-informed investment planning toward building disaster and climate resilience across the region.
For more than a million people (estimated 15% of the Caribbean population) who have physical, sensory, and intellectual disabilities, disasters are more daunting prospects than usual. To better respond to these challenges, the unique needs and capacities of persons with disabilities must be better understood, incorporated in planning and translated into tangible outcomes. This can be achieved through meaningful inclusion of persons with disabilities in the decision-making processes.