Country: Namibia

Past disaster eventsEM-DAT listing of disaster events in NamibiaDisaster statistics from UN-ISDR and CREDRisk country profile from Index for Risk Management Disaster response and management data from ReliefWebGovernment policiesHFA Progress Reports, government plans, and government statements – http://www.unisdr.org/partners/countries/namRed Cross + civil societyIFRC appeals and info bulletins for Namibia

WMO Statement on the State of the Global Climate in 2018

The World Metereological Organization (WMO) marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the WMO Statement on the State of the Global Climate, which was first issued in 1194. The 2019 edition treating data for 2018 marks sustained international efforts dedicated to reporting on, analysing and understanding the year-to-year variations and long-term trends of a changing climate. Some …

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Preparedness for Effective Response

Preparedness for Effective Response (PER) is a cyclical approach for a National Society (NS) to systematically assess, measure, and analyse the strengths and weaknesses of its response system in order to take remedial actions. The PER approach puts the National Society in the driver’s seat to construct a work-plan that, when implemented, will strengthen its …

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Namibia Drought Needs Assessment 2013

Urgent humanitarian assistance is needed in Namibia as the impact and effects of drought worsen, leaving people struggling to find food, suffering from malnutrition and selling their assets just to survive.

Climate Adaptation Efforts in Africa

The Mbaula Chititezo Stove and Rocket Barns are pioneering technologies that are saving forests in Malawi and reducing carbon dioxide emissions in the process. Hestian Innovations, an Irish company, uses micro loans and carbon financing to provide cookstoves and barns for tobacco curing — simple technologies that use less wood — in one of the …

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Namibia: Country Case Study Report. How Law and Regulation Support Disaster Risk Reduction

This report assesses the content and implementation of the relatively new DRM framework and related legislation in Namibia. Legal frameworks for specific sectors are assessed to review the extent to which they support DRR. The integration of DRR and development goals in various national policies and strategies demonstrates the government’s commitment to addressing the risks the country faces …

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Namibia Red Cross’ integrated food security intervention

The Namibia Red Cross introduced an integrated food security project in 2011 in order to address food availability and access as well as malnutrition and poverty within its programme areas. This was implemented as part of the National Society’s broader disaster management programme in partnership with government ministries and other international and local organizations. The …

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Innovative Approaches to Engaging Communities in Participatory Dialogues that Enhance Community Disaster Preparedness

In pursuit of more efficient ways to engage communities along the Zambezi River in Namibia in a focused dialogue that leads to action on disaster preparedness and risk reduction, the American Red Cross (ARC) began collaborating with the Prototyping, Evaluation, Teaching and Learning Lab (PETLab) at Parsons New School for Design (New York, USA) and …

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