Cyclone Fani: Building disaster resilience one step at a time

On May 3, 2019 Cyclone Fani made landfall on the east coast of India, devastating homes and livelihoods. The road of recovery will be a challenging one. However, thanks to effective early warning systems and evacuation protocols established following Cyclone Odisha in 1999, loss of life was minimal. These successes illustrate the value of learning from disaster events to build resilience. At the same time, Fani’s impact on livelihoods clearly identifies the next priority for adaptive learning.

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Cyclone Fani: Building disaster resilience one step at a time

Missing Voices and a New Approach to Community Research

Though marginalised gender groups are more vulnerable to the risks of disasters their experiences are rarely included in research. Practical Action has pioneered new approaches to include and highlight these missing voices while researching flood early warning systems in Nepal and Peru.

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Missing Voices and a New Approach to Community Research

Gender and Early Warning Systems: Lessons from Nepal and Peru

Women and other marginalised gender groups are more vulnerable to the impacts of disasters. Experiences from Nepal and Peru show that women and gender minorities are often not given enough consideration or opportunity to contribute in the development and implementation of Early Warning Systems. 

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Gender and Early Warning Systems: Lessons from Nepal and Peru

A dramatic start to Nepal’s 2019 monsoon season

Nepal’s July rainfall has been the highest for a decade, resulting in deaths, displacement and loss of livelihoods. Government and civil society work on end-to-end Early Warning Systems has reduced the impact of the floods in some areas, but others are still vulnerable and more investment in flood resilience is needed. 

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A dramatic start to Nepal’s 2019 monsoon season

Let’s end this era of broken promises on climate change and water, to enable the Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goal 6 on water and SDG 13 on climate hold the delivery of the development agenda in the balance. How should we step up to integrate action on water, sanitation and hygiene and climate change adaptation and mitigation? Jonathan Farr, Senior Policy Analyst at WaterAid, introduces their new brief.

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Let’s end this era of broken promises on climate change and water, to enable the Sustainable Development Goals
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