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

Cyclone Idai casts a shadow over global disaster conference

Geneva – A major international conference on disaster risk reduction will take place under the shadow of Cyclone Idai – a disaster that underscored how little investment the international community makes in protecting vulnerable people from rising disaster risks.

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Cyclone Idai casts a shadow over global disaster conference

A call to action: invest in disaster risk reduction

This week governments, civil society, academia and the private sector are coming together in Geneva at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction to discuss the progress made on reducing the risks and impacts from disasters. Outside of the disaster risk reduction world, this might not sound like a big deal. But – and I realise I’m biased here – it really should be. If you are reading this blog post, this may be a case of preaching to the choir. However, just in case you need some convincing, let me elaborate a little on why.

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A call to action: invest in disaster risk reduction
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