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Child Centered Early Warning Systems: Examples and Good Practice

In the face of increasing extreme weather events and other hazards, Early Warning Systems can provide vulnerable populations with information that may enable them, and their duty bearers, to prevent predictable crisis impacts. To be effective, early warning systems must be designed for and together with the populations that use them. Not only should children’s […]

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Handbook on disaster law reform – A guide for domestic authorities

This Handbook on Disaster Law Reform provides guidance on how to run an effective and inclusive legal review process, which harnesses the knowledge and experience of a broad range of actors and stakeholders to develop strong legal arrangements for disasters. The Handbook has been designed for government decision-makers and parliamentarians who are planning or engaging

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Inclusive early warning early action: checklist and implementation guide

The checklist and implementation guide for inclusive early warning and early action was developed as part of the Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems (CREWS) Pacific initiative and seeks to contribute to the implementation of the Executive Action Plan 2023–2027 for the Early Warnings for All (EW4All) initiative by ensuring that early warning systems are

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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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