Reflections on disaster events on the one-year anniversary of Cyclone Idai

Michael Szoenyi shares lessons from the largest humanitarian disaster in 2019, Cyclone Idai in Southern Africa

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Reflections on disaster events on the one-year anniversary of Cyclone Idai

Flood Resilience Measurement for Communities: pick the right timing

This is the second blog in a series of three where we get to learn from the experiences of Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance colleagues that have been involved in the roll out of the Flood Resilience Measurement for Communities  (FRMC). Here you will get some useful advice on the importance of timing when introducing the FRMC and collecting data in a new community. 

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Flood Resilience Measurement for Communities: pick the right timing

Flood Resilience Measurement for Communities: how to create community buy-in

This is the first blog in a series of three where we get to learn from the experiences of Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance colleagues that have been involved in the roll out of the Flood Resilience Measurement for Communities (FRMC). Here you will get some useful advice on ways to ensure positive engagement when introducing the FRMC in a new community. 

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Flood Resilience Measurement for Communities: how to create community buy-in

We have the data, and now what?

The Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance has launched a new guidance document to help practitioners use the data gathered through the Flood Resilience Measurement for Communities to plan appropriate, community owned, interventions. This blog explains why, how, and where to learn more. 

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We have the data, and now what?

Towards a step-change on Loss & Damage

Making use of mutuality-solidarity-accountability-transparency principles

The Warsaw International Mechanism (WIM) for Loss and Damage and its ongoing review were hot topics at COP25. Hopes for a step-change on the issue of finance to scale up action and support have not been translated into action. Negotiating Parties remain divided over the way forward and the question of what kind of finance and for whom. We suggest to build on principles of risk governance, including insurance, and international cooperation  – mutuality, solidarity, accountability and transparency – and to combine these in novel ways in order to upscale action on both averting and minimizing as well as addressing loss and damage under the WIM in a manner that truly shows responsibility for responding to the climate crisis.

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Towards a step-change on Loss & Damage
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