Plan International (Plan) has recently completed a study on the impacts of natural hazards exacerbated by climate change in El Salvador. We focused on how differently the impacts of a changing climate are experienced by people of different ages and genders. Some of what we learned in the study is presented in this blog.
Kibera residents are working with the Kounkuey Design Initiative to co-develop solutions that build flood resilience. Together, they are building a network of community-designed and managed public spaces that reduce flood risk, provide access to core services, and create new income-generating opportunities.
One state in India shows how policies that give women access to better resources has a real impact on mortality.
Find out how Gita’s livelihood diversification by becoming a restaurant owner makes her and her small family more resilient to the floods that affect her Nepali community on an annual basis.
Communities in South America’s Gran Chaco are organizing in person and digitally to withstand climate change. A great example of locally led climate change adaptation in action.
As Covid-19 continues to affect communities globally, humanitarian and development organizations need to adapt our way of working. This case study from the Red Cross in the Philippines shows how programmes can be adapted to respond to communities’ acute needs regarding Covid-19 while maintaining a vital focus on flood resilience.
The Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Delta of Bangladesh is on the frontline of the global climate crisis: these days, when the rains fall during the annual monsoon, it doesn’t just lead to occasional flooding; rather, up to a full quarter of the country – a landmass equal to the whole of Germany – can be submerged underwater. Millions […]
Disaster Risk Reduction investments bring a wide variety of benefits, including economic, ecological and social, but in practice these multiple resilience dividends are often not included in investment appraisals or are not recognised by those making funding decisions. How do we change this?
As part of the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance, Plan International (Plan) has facilitated community groups to coordinate preparedness and response to flooding. This blog showcases how these groups leveraged their flood resilience capacity to respond to the outbreak of COVID-19.
Forecast-based early action and early warning systems are integral components of disaster resilience and have the potential to reinforce one another, enhancing the effectiveness of these tools for greater risk reduction, management and response.