Burton E. Swanson, Willem van Weperen (external), Ewan Meyer (USAID) .
UIUC, external, USAID .
November 1, 2011 .
This atlas compiles various indicators that are used by a section of the Ghanaian community in predicting changes in their environment and in response make adjustments in their livelihoods to ensure that they are not badly impacted by predicted negative changes whilst at the same time taking advantage of predicted positive changes. The indicators used are community specific and the atlas only presents how the indicator is used in a named community, which may be different from how it may be used in another community.
Disasters pose a serious risk to children‘s access to quality education. Disasters threat life and wellbeing of students and education staff as well as limit their access to school, deteriorate quality of education, delay recovery of school and increase drop-out. The situation is likely to exacerbate by the impact of climate change as well as threat of earthquake.
Te Kaniva (Tuvalu Climate Change Policy) prescribes the Government and the people of Tuvalu’s strategic polices for responding to climate change impacts and related disaster risks over the next 10 years (2012 ‐ 2021). The Policy defines seven thematic goals, strategies and desired outcomes that the Government and the people of Tuvalu have prioritised for implementation to ensure that safety and resilience are achieved. The Policy is directly linked to the National Strategic Action Plan for Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management (NSAP).
Samoa National Action Plan (NAP) for Disaster Risk Management purpose is to contribute to sustainable
development by facilitating the inclusion of risk reduction and risk awareness as integral to societal
functioning rather than as parallel or external activities. It identifies Samoa’s Disaster Risk Management
(DRM) goals and priority measures for implementation through a whole of government and whole of
society approach over the period 2011 – 2016
Samoa. Disaster Management Office
[Apia : Disaster Management Office] 2011. 43 p.