The objective of this report is to make recommendations for the Government of Saint Lucia (GoSL) for the formulation of a country-specific comprehensive disaster risk finance (DRF) strategy, based on the assessment of the legislative, financial management, fiscal, and insurance market environment in Saint Lucia.
CSA technologies are diverse and can be adapted to the needs of individual countries, farms and farmers.
Lack of training and knowledge is the biggest barrier to CSA adoption
There is no one-size fits all CSA solution, instead CSA is most effective when it is implemented beyond the farm-plot level, in an integrated way that recognizes competing sectoral priorities and prevailing conditions.
On May 2, 2008, Cyclone Nargis struck Myanmar’s Ayeyarwady Delta and swept across the region toward Yangon. By the time the storm had passed, it had killed over 140,000 people, tearing apart families, destroying homes, and shattering livelihoods. In the months and years following Nargis, communities, supported by the national and international aid community, worked to rebuild their lives and repair the devastation that the cyclone had caused. Homes were rebuilt, paddy field walls repaired, and new fishing boats purchased.
In recent years, typhoons have struck the Philippines and Vanuatu; earthquakes have rocked Haiti, Pakistan, and Nepal; floods have swept through Pakistan and Mozambique; droughts have hit Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia; and more. All led to loss of life and loss of livelihoods, and recovery will take years. One of the likely effects of climate change is to increase the likelihood of the type of extreme weather events that seems to cause these disasters. But do extreme events have to turn into disasters with huge loss of life and suffering? Dull Disasters?
El Día Internacional de la Mujer es una ocasión propicia para reflexionar sobre cuánto ha avanzado América Latina y el Caribe hacia la igualdad de género y cuánto le falta a la región para alcanzar la verdadera paridad entre hombres y mujeres.
La igualdad de género es un asunto que incumbe a todos porque crea economías más prósperas y sociedades más justas. En la región ya se nota el impacto de la creciente participación femenina en el mercado laboral, un factor que ayudó a reducir la pobreza significativamente durante la década pasada.
for Cost-Effective and Sustainable Disaster Risk Finance Solutions in the Pacific
This report aims to build understanding of the existing disaster risk financing and insurance (DRFI) tools in use in the Solomon Islands and to identify gaps where engagement could further develop financial resilience. It also aims to encourage peer exchange of regional knowledge, specifically by encouraging dialogue on past experiences, lessons learned, optimal use of these financial tools, and the effect these tools may have on the execution of post-disaster funds.
Tonga is an archipelago composed of 172 islands spread across a combined land and sea area of 720,000km. According to the 2011 census, Tonga had a population of 103,252 people spread across 36 of the 172 islands. A population scattered so widely across such a large area can pose logistical problems for efforts to facilitate and finance disaster response.
In 2012 Tropical Cyclone (TC) Evan offered a distressing reminder of Samoa’s exposure to natural hazards. TC Evan came only three years after the earthquake and tsunami of 2009, which affected 2.5 percent of the country’s population, causing 143 fatalities and associated economic losses equivalent to 20 percent of gross domestic product (GDP).
Vanuatu is susceptible to a variety of both hydrometeorological and geophysical disasters due to its location in the South Pacific tropical cyclone basin and the Pacific Ring of Fire. Hydrometeorological hazards include tropical cyclones, floods, and droughts, whereas geophysical hazards include volcanoes, earthquakes, and resulting tsunamis and landslides.
This note aims to build understanding of the existing disaster risk financing and insurance (DRFI) tools in use in Fiji and to identify gaps where potential engagement could further develop financial resilience. In addition the note aims to encourage peer exchange of regional knowledge, specifically by encouraging dialogue on past experiences, lessons learned, optimal use of these financial tools, and the effect they may have on the execution of post-disaster funds.
The need for safety nets in Sub-Saharan Africa is vast. In addition to being the world’s poorest region, Sub-Saharan Africa is also one of the most unequal. In this context, redistribution must be seen as a legitimate way to fight poverty and ensure shared prosperity - and all the more so in countries where growth is driven by extractive industries that are not labor-intensive and often employ very few poor people. Given that most African countries face difficult decisions about how to allocate limited resources among a number of social programs, evidence is important.
Organized by In partnership with With financial support from Understanding Risk (UR) is a global community of almost 3,500 experts and practitioners in the field of disaster risk assessment. Every two years, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) convenes the UR Forum—a five-day event to showcase best practices and the latest technical know-how in disaster risk assessment. The Forum provides organizations with the opportunity to highlight new activities and initiatives, build new partnerships, and foster advances in the field.