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Reducing vulnerability among smallholder farmers through index-based flood insurance in India:...

Agricultural and weather insurance schemes have emerged as a promising tool to protect farmers from the financial losses that result from these flood events, and in helping more generally to reduce the risks of climate variability. Agricultural insurance programs in India are some of the largest...

How To Make Cities More Resilient A Handbook For Local Government Leaders

This Handbook is designed primarily for local government leaders and policy makers. It seeks to support public policy and decision making so they can implement activities to reduce disaster risk and build resilience. It sets out practical guidance for putting the “Ten Essentials for Making Cities...

Case Study: Community Engagement in Flood Early Warning and Risk Reduction in Quy Nhon

In Quy Nhon, a multi-pronged approach to disaster risk reduction led to communities working together to build their resilience against the increase of adverse effects of natural hazards. In this central Vietnamese city, the building of embankments for new roads and bridges and landfill for new...

Urban Assessment (VCA) Guidelines

Based on learning from the EPS programme2, ISET and American Red Cross’ neighborhood focused urban tools and the limited number of other urban CBDRM programmes that have taken place in Nepal, rural-based spatially-driven vulnerability and capacity assessment (VCA) tools are difficult to use in...

URBAN ASSESSMENT (VCA) TOOLS

This document elaborates the tools for assessment of Urban Resilience.

Drying and storing vegetables: flood resilience in Myanmar

From storing food to drying vegetables, this video explores how Burmese families are preparing for floods.

Harnessing Community Capacity to Respond to Small Scale Disasters

It is evident there is an unmet need for immediate and locally activated community response to disasters that foster community ownership, leadership, participation and control. To bridge this gap, Concern Worldwide piloted an initiative to establish community managed structures that raise cash...

Improving flood early warning lead time in Nepal

Flood early warning systems based on real-time monitoring of water levels leave communities with little time to respond to flood warnings. A new approach introduces probabilistic forecasting, providing information about the likelihood of flooding and resulting in an additional five hours of early...

Hydrodynamic modelling for flood reduction and climate resilient infrastructure development...

Various information on the CTCN Technology transfer in Jakarta. Including learnings, full report, policy brief, audio visual and impact report. Jakarta is increasingly threatened by flooding due to a combination of rising sea levels, land subsidence, and higher river levels due to extreme...

Understanding community-led resilience: the Jakarta floods experience

Disasters contribute to the complexity of urban problems such as water and sanitation, waste management and infrastructure damage. For some countries illegal settlements, slum areas, urbanisation, internal migration and employment dislocation exacerbate these problems. A common urban disaster...

GFDRR: Bringing resilience to scale

This report highlights the results achieved during fiscal year 2017 by the GFDRR. It provides an overview of GFDRR’s grant-making activities as implemented in countries in its eight areas of engagement. The report also outlines GFDRR’s contribution to the global resilience agenda and its...

The Global Risks Report 2018, 13th Edition

Each year the Global Risks Report works with experts and decision-makers across the world to identify and analyze the most pressing risks that we face. As the pace of change accelerates, and as risk interconnections deepen, this year’s report highlights the growing strain we are placing on many...

Marginalized and minority groups consideration in NDRA (Webinar)

This is an excerpt from the launch webinar of the National Disaster Risk Assessment Words into Action Guidelines (https://www.preventionweb.net/publica...). The guidelines focus on Sendai Framework’s first Priority for Action: Understanding Disaster Risk, which is the basis for all measures on...

In the Line of Life

This video details 12 flood resilience and climate change adaptation strategies implemented by BASD in rural communities in Bangladesh. These include: raising house and agriculture above floodwater, protecting and preserving freshwater, safe storage places for dry food, creating disaster...

Evaluating Partnerships to Enhance Disaster Risk Management using Multi-Criteria Analysis: An...

Disaster risk is increasingly recognized as a major development challenge. Recent calls emphasize the need to proactively engage in disaster risk reduction, as well as to establish new partnerships between private and public sector entities in order to decrease current and future risks. Very...

Methodological Framework for Analysing Cascading Effects from Flood Events: The Case of Sukhumvit...

Impacts from floods in urban areas can be diverse and wide ranging. These can include the loss of human life, infrastructure and property damages, as well as other kinds of nuisance and inconvenience to urban life. Hence, the ability to identify and quantify wider ranging effects from floods is...

Lessons from ACCCRN in Viet Nam Series: Urban Development and Flooding in Peri-urban Areas -...

In recent years, the water level of Hau (Bassac) River has changed and higher floods have been occurring. Many parts of Ninh Kieu district of Can Tho city are flooded annually. In 5 years from 2010-2015, flooding has occurred more frequently in many areas of the district. At the same time, there...

Reaching the Most Vulnerable

A community-based flood early warning system along the Ratu watershed of southeast Nepal is helping ensure women get flood information when they need it, and transforming the way they think about floods and their own disaster preparedness.

Embedding community-based flood risk management in investment: A part-to-whole approach

In this paper, case studies of pilot community-based practices in flood risk management in the People’s Republic of China and Indonesia are reviewed, and the lessons learned serve as practical guidelines. These basic guiding principles form the backbone of the CBFRM process and are relevant...

Guide to facilitating community-led disaster risk management

This guide will support you as you promote a community led, inclusive and accountable approach to managing disaster risk, whether you are working on a development program, a disaster recovery intervention or on a specific disaster risk management project. Its step by step instructions, examples,...

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