As the climate changes, floods and extreme rainfall events will become more intense. In many cases, the most disadvantaged people are at highest risk from floods and least able to bounce back when their homes and businesses are inundated.
Practical Action is an international development organization that puts ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world. We’ve been working with flood-prone communities to develop effective early warning systems (EWS) for the past two decades.
Cristina is a 23-year-old woman who lives in a community in El Salvador at risk of flooding from a nearby water reservoir. Christina’s experience has motivated other young women in the community to participate in risk management processes developed by Plan International to build flood resilience. In this blog she shares her story.
Plan International is a member of the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance. Plan promotes gender equality by facilitating the meaningful participation of girls, adolescents, and women to lead, coordinate and propose new ways to manage flood risk in their communities, so that they can live in a safe and protected environment. This blog is an interview […]
In this interview Zakia Naznin, Flood Resilience Programme Manager with Concern Worldwide in Bangladesh, talks through her experience as a woman leader. She describes the women who inspire her, what she thinks makes a good leader, and advocates for more support to women leaders in Bangladesh.