Putting people first in disaster risk reduction: the mismatch between policy, theory, and practice

In recognition of this year’s International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction focusing on the importance of governance this blog reflects on how despite broad agreement as to the benefits of Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction, communities at risk remain largely excluded from disaster risk reduction governance. 

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Putting people first in disaster risk reduction: the mismatch between policy, theory, and practice

Flood risk and public health: An unlikely partnership in the fight against COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented disruptions to the world. The disease itself and the containing measures brought societies and many public services to an abrupt halt.

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Flood risk and public health: An unlikely partnership in the fight against COVID-19

A new Post Event Review Capability manual

The Post Event Review Capability (PERC) is a methodology used to review and learn from disasters in order to build resilience against future events. The PERC was developed by the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance in 2013 and has since been applied to disasters around the globe. In the process of conducting these PERCs we have learned and adapted the methodology based on which we have now published an updated manual. 

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A new Post Event Review Capability manual

Advancing digitalization in DRR and development programs in COVID-19 times

The COVID-19 pandemic seems to be here to stay for longer. Much has been opined already on the economic and social impacts that the immediate fallout from the pandemic has. Governments and organizations alike are struggling to find the right balance between physical distancing measures / “lockdown” approaches and reopening to a new normal that will resume economic and social activities.

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Advancing digitalization in DRR and development programs in COVID-19 times

Compound risks of COVID-19 and floods driving more people into poverty in Bangladesh

During August the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance have met up virtually with Union Disaster Management Committee members in Bangladesh to learn of the challenges facing communities struggling with unemployment and Coronavirus while inundated by floods. 

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Compound risks of COVID-19 and floods driving more people into poverty in Bangladesh
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