Guidance material

Technical guidance on application of climate information for comprehensive risk management

These guidelines and tools provide the necessary know-how to develop and strengthen a policy basis for DRR and risk-informed development. The present guidance provides pathways for climate information that is scientifically sound and publicly available. Ultimately, by accessing the best available up-to- date climate information, planners, risk managers and decision makers will be empowered to […]

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Words into Action guidelines: Using traditional knowledges for disaster risk reduction

Formed over centuries and adapted to local cultures and environments, the term “Traditional Knowledge” refers to the knowledge, practices, and behaviours of indigenous and local communities all around the world. In the context of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Traditional Knowledge lies in the accumulated experience that comes with the close relationship of Indigenous communities to

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Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) threats: The impact on breastfeeding safety and infant/young child feeding

CBRN emergencies are among the most alarming threats facing the world today. In modern warfare, there is increased risk of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) weapons exposure and of nuclear emergencies due to damage to nuclear power plants. Most international agencies have action guidelines for the general population, but an urgent gap exists in

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