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23 Apr 2019 description

Port Vila, Vanuatu - The Ministry of Climate Change and Natural Disaster (MCCND) has launched Vanuatu’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) Implementation Roadmap and Vanuatu’s Integrated, Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) Tool.

The Vanuatu parliament ratified the Paris Climate Change Agreement on 18 June 2016 and submitted the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) and emission reduction targets to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

18 Apr 2019 description
report World Bank

The Development Objective of the NEWMAP is to reduce vulnerability to soil erosion in targeted sub-watersheds. The integrated approach is aimed at alleviating poverty, maintaining sustainable ecosystems and improving disaster risk management. Results achieved include the reclamation of over 1,558.62 hectares of degraded land with over 9, 318.00 project beneficiaries.

Challenge

18 Apr 2019 description

El proyecto busca aumentar la resiliencia de los agricultores familiares, transformando los sistemas alimentarios y mejorando las infraestructuras rurales

18 Apr 2019 description

The project seeks to boost resilience of family farmers by transforming food systems and improving rural infrastructure

18 April, 2019, Rome - The Green Climate Fund (GCS), the main global fund to finance actions to fight climate change, will allocate $35.8 million to a FAO-designed project in El Salvador's Dry Corridor aimed at building climate-change resilience in farming systems. The funding agreement was signed today at FAO headquarters in Rome.

18 Apr 2019 description
report Oxfam

Oxfam Pan Africa’s acting Director Peter Kamalingin, looks at the consequences of cyclone Idai and calls for a stronger African leadership in the response.

17 Apr 2019 description

THE INITIATIVE ADDRESSES CRITICAL CLIMATE CHANGE-RELATED RISKS AND DEVELOPMENT PRIORITIES.

11 Apr 2019 description

A VOICE FOR THE VULNERABLE

FAST FACTS ABOUT SIDS (AVERAGES)

To be a small island developing state today calls for treading a careful path, marshalling existing and new strengths to cope in a time of acute vulnerability.

11 Apr 2019 description

FOREWORD

Department Plan 2019 POLICY, STRATEGY AND KNOWLEDGE The IFRC’s policy, strategy and knowledge department harnesses knowledge and mobilizes the IFRC network to strengthen national societies and improve people’s lives The IFRC Network’s most powerful humanitarian tools are our hearts and our minds. We use policy, strategy and knowledge to think ahead and learn from the past, to raise our voice and protect those at risk and to do good by working smarter.

10 Apr 2019 description

Resumen ejecutivo Este informe presenta los hallazgos, las conclusiones, las lecciones aprendidas y las recomendaciones de la evaluación de la relevancia e impacto del enfoque de la Agencia Sueca de Desarrollo Internacional (ASDI) para fortalecer la resiliencia de los pueblos indígenas en las áreas rurales de Guatemala. Con el objetivo de mejorar los medios de vida y fortalecer la resiliencia de la población rural guatemalteca que vive en condiciones de pobreza, la Embajada de Suecia en Guatemala ha apoyado financieramente los cuatro programas conjuntos (PC) siguientes:

10 Apr 2019 description
report Direct Relief

Prior to 1994, Category 5 storm events were entirely unknown in this region, but warming oceans may be changing that.

By Andrew Schroeder

In the days immediately following Cyclone Idai’s landfall outside Beira, Mozambique, news headlines around the world declared it “the worst disaster to hit the southern hemisphere,” and “Africa’s Hurricane Katrina.” They weren’t being overly alarmist.

09 Apr 2019 description
report World Bank

Cyclone Idai is one of the most devastating storms to ever hit Africa, causing catastrophic damage in Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe.

Starting off in early March 2019 as a tropical depression, the storm rapidly evolved into a cyclone, affecting over 2 million people and killing close to 1,000 in the three countries affected. The port city of Beira, Mozambique – the hardest hit – is struggling to reemerge from the rubble.

09 Apr 2019 description

by Lydia Namubiru

Gathering information on farmers can help find answers to their problems - from extreme weather to lack of credit - but turning that data into a business is tricky

By Lydia Namubiru

KAMPALA, March 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Peter Alisengawa, a farmer in Namungwale village in eastern Uganda, was struggling to grow enough maize to support his family a few years ago. Despite getting regular advice through his local cooperative, he could not afford to act on it.

08 Apr 2019 description

KEY MESSAGES:

The concept of Collective Outcomes is often cited as the core transformational aspect that sets aside current policy discussions on the Nexus from past attempts to link relief to development, or bridge the humanitarian-development divide.

The implementation, understanding, and even expectations for what and how collective outcomes should be varies widely in their interpretation and has resulted in COs that are pitched at different levels of specificity, granularity (national/sub-national), and timeframes.

08 Apr 2019 description

By Omar H. Amach

PHNOM PENH, 8 April 2019 - Considered one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to the effects of climate change, the Royal Government of Cambodia is taking major steps to improve its resilience and reduce its disaster risk with support from the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction.

05 Apr 2019 description
report The Conversation

The Conversation Channing Arndt | Director: Environment and Production Technology Division, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), CGIAR System Organization

Claudia Ringler | Deputy Director, Environment and Production Technology Division, The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

05 Apr 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Climate change threatens lives and futures of over 19 million children in Bangladesh

UNICEF report calls for urgent action to keep children safe and mitigate impact on vital services

5 April 2019 – Devastating floods, cyclones and other environmental disasters linked to climate change are threatening the lives and futures of more than 19 million children in Bangladesh, UNICEF said today.

05 Apr 2019 description

By Elaine O. Ratunil

DE ORO CITY, April 2 (PIA)--The Department of Social Welfare and Development in northern Mindanao oriented the members of the Disaster Response in the 1st quarter committee meeting for 2019 on the Comprehensive Emergency Program for Children and salient features of the Republic Act 10821.

The CEPC was crafted in accordance with RA No. 10821 or the ‘Children’s Emergency Relief and Protection Act’ which mandates national and local government agencies to execute and maintain a comprehensive emergency program.

04 Apr 2019 description

Daniel Chaplin, John Twigg and Emma Lovell

Intersectional approaches recognise that people will have different identities, needs, priorities and capacities which are not static, and will shift and change over time – affecting their ability to prepare for, cope with and respond to natural hazards and climate variability. This scoping paper explores intersectional approaches to vulnerability reduction and resilience-building, with the aim of informing institutional policy and operational practice.