In a disaster, information can be as valuable as water, food or shelter. The Red Cross is using tools such as radio and SMS to provide people with simple but life-saving information that can help them to prepare for, survive and then recover from future disasters.
12 Dec 2014
A new report by IBM entitled “A Vision for Smarter Growth: an IBM Smarter Cities Report on Accra, Ghana” highlights how the rapidly emerging West African city should turn to technology to transform its key urban systems. Based on the opin...
Tags: Video, Infrastructure and Services, Urban Infrastructure, Urban Planning, Urban Risk Reduction
07 Mar 2015
In the last 20 years, Nicaragua has been the fourth country most affected by extreme weather events worldwide (Germanwatch Report, 2014). The country is investing in humanitarian aid to respond to emergencies caused by hydro meteorological events, an...
Tags: Case Study, Climate Change Adaptation, Drought, Flood, Hurricane / Typhoon / Cyclone, Landslide
Review and Systematization of Disaster Preparedness Experiences in Urban Areas In the Caribbean Region
30 Sep 2013
“Oxfam’s portfolio of urban disaster risk reduction projects in the Caribbean region are at the forefront of current practice. They offer an opportunity to review outputs, practice and lessons learned for Oxfam and the wider DRR community. Th...
Tags: Report, Communication As Aid, Urban Infrastructure, Urban Risk Reduction