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Nationally Determined Contributions Webinar

Nationally determined contributions (NDCs) are at the heart of the Paris Agreement and the achievement of it's goals. NDCs embody efforts by each country to reduce national emissions and adapt to the impacts of climate change. This Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance Webinar covers the following...

The Enabling Environment for Disaster Risk Financing in Nepal: Country Diagnostics Assessment

This country diagnostic assessment seeks to strengthen financial preparedness for disasters in Nepal, focusing on insurance and other risk transfer instruments. It explores the current application of disaster risk financing solutions by the government, businesses, and individual households;...

Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance commitments and recommendations

Climate change is increasing the severity and unpredictability of flooding, destroying lives and livelihoods. The Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance (ZFRA) commits to actions to build flood resilience and urges governments at the UN Climate Action Summit to commit to greater investment in flood...

The 2017 Nepal flood response: resources beyond international humanitarian assistance

This case study contributes to HPG’s research on ‘non-traditional’ sources of assistance in crises. The project tests the hypothesis that international humanitarian assistance, while often the most visible source of help, is not always the most significant to people affected by crisis, either in...

Three Feet Under: The Impact of Floods on Urban Jobs, Connectivity, and Infrastructure

This paper analyses the degree to which infrastructure reliability and urban economic activity in several African cities is impacted by flooding. It combines firm-level micro data, flood maps, and several spatial data layers across cities through a harmonized geospatial network analysis. The...

Climate, Urbanization, and Conflict: The effects of weather shocks and floods on urban social...

In this paper, we test the effect of weather shocks and floods on urban social disorder for a panel of large cities in developing countries. We focus on a particular mechanism, namely the displacement of population into (large) cities. We test this hypothesis using a novel dataset on...

Flood risk reduction in the northern coast of Central Java Province, Indonesia: An application of...

The northern coast of Central Java Province, Indonesia, is considered as the critical area of flooding. The area always suffers from flooding because of heavy rainfall and/or sea level rise. Flooding brings a lot of consequences, including people’s suffering, property damage and property loss. A...

Linking financial services and social protection for resilience in Kenya

Climate and other natural hazard-related disasters threaten people and communities around the world, compounding existing poverty and vulnerability and undermining long-term development and transformation. Facilitating the access to, and use of, adequate financial services such as savings, loans...

Multi-year humanitarian funding in Pakistan

For many years, voices within the humanitarian world have been pointing out a central paradox of emergency aid flows. Because emergency funds are aimed at meeting pressing, even life-threatening, needs they are almost always provided for operations limited to six months to a year. However, many...

The governance of Nepal's flood early warning system: opportunities under federalism

This working paper looks at the institutional mechanisms for assessing, monitoring, communicating and responding to flood risk information and warnings across three river basins in eastern and western Nepal, and identifies opportunities for enhancing these services under the new federal structure.

Reaching the Sustainable Development Goals: The need for building resilience

Floods, which affect more people around the world than any other hazard, are undermining countries’ progress towards reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Studying the effects of floods and the actions needed to build resilience can provide examples of how countries and donors...

The Flood Resilience Systems Framework: from Concept to Application

Disaster risk is on the increase, burgeoning due to development drivers and barriers to effective risk management. There is an urgent need to understand and effectively tackle these drivers within the disaster-development system. Resilience is a concept with its roots in systems analysis, which...

First insights from the Flood Resilience Measurement Tool: A large-scale community flood...

A major gap in understanding community flood resilience is a lack of an empirically validated measure of it. To fill this gap, the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance developed an approach to test and validate a measure of community flood resilience. The approach holistically measures a set of...

Zurich Flood Resilience Programme in Nepal

Practical Action is implementing Nepal Flood Resilience Programme (NFRP) from the financial support of Zurich Foundation of Zurich Insurance Company, Switzerland. This is a global programme being implemented by nine alliance partners in 10 different countries across the world. This video...

Case Studies: Red Cross Red Crescent Disaster Risk Reduction in Action

The following case studies demonstrate the Red Cross Red Crescent contribution to climate-smart disaster risk reduction action in Asia Pacific. Vulnerable individuals and communities are hardest hit by climate change and disasters. We are focusing our efforts on accompanying communities during...

Disaster Risk Reduction National Strategic Plan of Action 2018 – 2030

Realizing the need for new roadmap to move forward on disaster risk reduction and management, the Government of Nepal has prepared this National Strategic Plan of Action on Disaster Risk Reduction based on the experience gained through the implementation of National Strategy for Disaster Risk...

National Policy for Disaster Risk Reduction 2018, Nepal

This National policy on Disaster Risk Reduction is an umbrella policy for Disaster Risk Reduction of Nepal considering the international agreements mainly the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, Sustainable Development Goals, Paris Convention on Climate Change as well as national needs....

Report on Participatory Campaign Planning (PCP) Process; How to design effective & inclusive...

The characteristics of communities differ from each other and so is their need for information. Knowing this, Strengthening Urban Resilience and Engagement programme (“SURE”), a programme implemented by the Nepal Red Cross (NRCS) in partnership with the British Red Cross developed a participatory...

SIX PILLARS OF A TRANSBOUNDARY FLOOD RESILIENT COMMUNITY

This document summarizes a model of what a community in a development context needs to be resilient to floods. It is intended to provide a high-level framework that government and development actors can use to build the flood resilience of communities where they are pursuing sustainable...

Insurance for Climate Adaptation: Opportunities and Limitations

Strategic management experts say greater collaboration between the insurance industry and state policy makers, including investment in open-source risk models, could improve society’s ability to recover from disasters linked to climate change. The increasing frequency and severity of...

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