This video highlights the upgrade and adoption of cyclone-proof building norms for public buildings, one of the key components of GFDRR’s disaster risk mitigation program in Madagascar. The program of assistance extended through the GFDDR supports the country’s strong political will to shift from a policy of disaster response to one of prevention and mitigation.
27 Oct 2014
While South Africa is subject to a wide variety of natural and human-induced hazards, the three that occur most frequently – floods, droughts and fires – are all associated with water, its excess or its lack. South Africa is a water-stressed co...
Tags: Case Study, Disaster Law
31 Oct 2013
This is a report of the African Urban Risk Analysis Network (AURAN) project implemented by the University of Cape Town Disaster Mitigation for Sustainable Livelihoods Programme (DiMP) to strengthen efforts to mitigate informal settlement fires,...
Tags: Report, House Fire, Livelihoods
04 Feb 2021
According to the annual Global Climate Risk Index produced by Germanwatch, Honduras is among the top five most vulnerable countries. The effects of disasters negatively impact development and increase poverty. In the last two decades, disasters have ...
Tags: Awareness material, Capacity Building for Disaster Risk Management, Climate Change Adaptation, Community Engagement and Accountability, Disaster Law, Flood, Hurricane / Typhoon / Cyclone, Resilience