Country: Asia Pacific

Guidance Notes School Emergency and Disaster Preparedness UNDRR Regional Office for Asia and Pacific

This publication addresses emergency and disaster preparedness as one important component of disaster risk reduction, which consists of actions intended to increase the copying capacity of people and make them more resilient to disasters. It is aimed at helping school administrators, staff, teachers and students to be prepared in case of emergencies and disasters due …

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Mangrove restoration and protection in North-Eastern Viet Nam

Hazard: Coastal erosion Solution: Mangrove restoration – afforestation and reforestation High-level results: Activities covered 9,000 hectares of mangroves, reached 350,000 beneficiaries directly, and reduced dyke damage by USD $96,371 (without expected damage by typhoons) and USD $355,368 (with expected damage from typhoons) Mass conversions of coastal mangroves exacerbated Vietnam’s vulnerability to coastal hazards, resulting in …

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Business Preparedness Initiative (BPI) Workshop in a Box – Indonesian Version

The BPI Workshop in a Box is a downloadable set of resources that enable any facilitator to run a series of business preparedness and resilience workshops for small and medium organizations. The workshop material is suitable for both for-profit and non-profit organizations. As a downloadable package, it contains all the information and material a facilitator …

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Urban Y-Adapt Adaptation Cards

This is the first Y-ADAPT / Urban Action Kit climate adaptation card deck for urban climate adaptation inspiring solutions. This card deck has been created as a product of Climate Centre, Asia Pacific Urban Hub support, and designed by Asia Pacific Urban Hub Small Grants Red Cross Red Crescent Youth teams, fit-for-purpose for their urban …

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Nepal’s Municipal Disaster Risk Governance Assessment Tool: a case study on strengthening disaster risk management

Nepal Red Cross Society volunteers and local people strengthen a breached embankment to prevent floodwater from entering their settlement. Photo by Nepal Red Cross Society Following Nepal’s move to a federal governance structure municipal governments have greater responsibility for disaster risk reduction and management. This blog looks at how a Municipal Disaster Risk Governance Assessment …

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