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15/06/2020
The term ‘anticipatory action’ refers to actions triggered before a crisis in order to mitigate the worst effects, or even avoid a crisis altogether. Decisions on how to protect livelihoods continue to be taken when a crisis is already happening and delays in mobilising funds to respond are commonplace. This working paper argues...
15/06/2020
Effective response requires effective risk management concepts and strategies at individual and watershed level to increase community resilience. Focusing on flood risk and the information associated with it, individual risk behaviour in the shape of implementing property‐level flood risk adaptation (PLFRA) measures is often overlooked. For this research,...
15/06/2020
The Master of Disaster Risk Management (MDRM) Programme concept lies in the balance and links among “Education/Training - Research - Practice”. While knowledge is acquired through “Education/Training,” “Research” allows to make the analysis and “Practice” provides the skills...
15/06/2020
Cities and towns need to deepen understanding of their risks from disease outbreaks, as for other more visible threats like extreme weather
15/06/2020
Capital market instruments could help the world prevent rather than purely reacting to another pandemic, which required the synergy of catastrophe finance innovators.
15/06/2020
A new model for deep-seated landslides that takes into account the temperature of a thin, unstable layer of clay could help stop catastrophes in their tracks.
14/06/2020
COVID-19 is being referred to as a “once in a century event” – but the next pandemic is likely to hit sooner than you think.
13/06/2020
The World Bank Group is announcing the TechEmerge Resilience India Challenge, in partnership with Government of India's National Disaster Management Authority and CES.
13/06/2020
This report looks at the evidence on the links between violent conflict and climate-related hazards, disasters and natural resources. It explores the relationship between conflict and short-term, extreme weather events (such as tropical storms), and other natural disasters (such as earthquakes) that can trigger humanitarian disasters. It also considers...
13/06/2020
The report outlines an organizing framework for the design and implementation of Adaptive Social Protection (ASP), providing insights into the ways in which social protection systems can be made more capable of building household resilience. By way of its four building blocks—programs, information, finance, and institutional arrangements and...

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