Country: Kenya

Past disaster eventsEM-DAT listing of disaster events in KenyaDisaster statistics from UN-ISDR and CREDRisk country profile from Index for Risk Management Damage and losses statistics from Disaster Information Management SystemsDisaster response and management data from ReliefWebGovernment policiesHFA Progress Reports, government plans, and government statements and Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper – http://www.unisdr.org/partners/countries/kenRed Cross + civil societyIFRC appeals and info bulletins for Kenya

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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How to Use Social Media to Better Engage People Affected by Crises

Online communication platforms have become a lifeline for millions of people affected by natural disasters and armed conflicts: social media and messaging apps help maintain contact with family and friends, and provide access to information, such as where to find food, shelter or medical assistance. This information can directly influence how people prepare for, respond …

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The impact of disasters on agriculture: Addressing the information gap

  In developing countries the agriculture sector absorbs 23 percent of the total damage and losses. Between 2005 and 2014, approximately USD 93 billion was lost in crop and livestock production due to natural hazards and disasters in developing countries.  The number and frequency of recorded natural disasters, along with the associated impact and damage …

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UNISDR Annual Report 2016

The year 2016 was transformative for UNISDR – internally, UNISDR aligned its work in support of the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 with the organisational vision of its new senior management team. This resulted in the implementation of a new Strategic Framework 2016-2021, Work Programme 2016-2019 and a change management …

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Fire Sensors for Safer Urban Communities

The Red Cross collaborated with private sector and civil society partners in Kenya and South Africa to introduce simple, yet sophisticated sensors to provide early detection and warning of home fires across two informal settlements. In eight months, the coalition designed, manufactured, and installed 2,000 sensors at the household level across two settlements in Mukuru, Nairobi …

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Gender Approaches in Climate Compatible Development: Lessons from Kenya

This report examines gender and climate change in relation to efforts to support climate compatible development, a policy goal that aims to integrate and draw synergies between adaptation, mitigation and development. The report’s focus is a case study of Kisumu, Kenya, drawing lessons from the five-year project People’s Plans into Practice (PPP): Building Productive and …

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Putting Power into Resilience: Case Studies from around the World

This report presents nine case studies that illustrate the principles of Christian Aid’s Resilience Framework, and put the risks and opportunities it addresses into context. The first three case studies demonstrate the principles of the Resilience Framework. Community-led participatory vulnerability and capacity assessments (PVCAs) is exemplified by initiatives to facilitate inclusive decision making in Burkina …

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Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change in semi-arid regions of East Africa

This report summarizes key findings from the regional diagnostic study (RDS) of the ASSAR East Africa team, and identifies major gaps in the existing literature on areas of vulnerability and adaptation in semi-arid regions of East Africa. The discussion provides the foundation for detailed case study work planned for the major phase of research, the …

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