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19/06/2020
Emergencies, in spite of their tragic nature and adverse effects on mental health, are unparalleled opportunities to build better mental health systems for all people in need. This Wolrd Health Organization (WHO) publication shows how this was done in 10 diverse emergency-affected areas.This is important because mental health is crucial to the overall...
19/06/2020
This Guidance Note aims to provide action-oriented guidance to local and national government officials, key decision-makers and other stakeholders on ways to encourage, enable and facilitate successful private sector participation in post-disaster recovery.The Guidance Note also lays out the case for private sector participation in disaster recovery...
19/06/2020
This note highlights the critical contribution that social protection can make to a broader disaster recovery effort by providing assistance directly to disaster-affected households. It is intended primarily for those government officials involved in organizing the post-disaster response and recovery effort who may not be familiar with social protection...
18/06/2020
This Toolkit on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Crisis and Recovery Settings provides guidance on how to enable the leadership of women and girls while making sure that their specific needs are met. It consists of seven thematic Guidance Notes covering UNDP’s main areas of work in crisis and recovery contexts (pp. 8-9)....
18/06/2020
This paper focuses on actions taken by disaster risk reduction actors in Africa in relation to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The results from the information were gathered through both desk research and a survey. This paper first describes the integration of biological hazards in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) strategies, by looking at eight DRR...
18/06/2020
COVID-19: Urgent Call to Protect People and Nature shows that the key drivers for the emergence of zoonotic diseases are land-use change, expansion and the intensification of agriculture and animal production, and the consumption of high-risk wildlife. WWF urges governments, companies and individuals to tackle these key drivers and so create a healthier...
18/06/2020
Small businesses are regarded as the backbone of Australia’s economy, forming up to 98% of Australian businesses and employing around 44% of Australia’s private sector workforce. Beyond employment, small businesses are integral to the social fabric of their communities, supporting local initiatives and providing important physical...
18/06/2020
This study on the Sirba river in Niger aims to demonstrate that an operational community and impact-based Early Warning Systems (EWS) for floods can be set up by leveraging the existing tools, local stakeholders and knowledge. The main finding of the study is that bridging the gap between top-down and bottom-up approaches is possible by directly connecting...
18/06/2020
The Coronavirus Disease-19 (COVID-19) pandemic undoubtedly presents an imminent danger to all countries around the world. Disaster-prone countries tend to suffer greater damage from this pandemic taking into account that it is almost impossible to halt the probability of disaster occurrence, even when the pandemic starts to reach its epidemiological...
18/06/2020
Some assert that global value chains create economic vulnerabilities in times of a pandemic, but it is a mistake to equate self-sufficiency with robustness.

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