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Tuvalu Coastal Adaptation Project: Defending Tuvalu's coasts from the impacts of climate change
Description: Officially launched by the Prime Minister of Tuvalu on August 30 2017 in the capital of Funafuti, the Tuvalu Coastal Adaptation Project, implemented by UNDP, is set to shore up Tuvalu's coastal defenses in the face of rising sea levels and storm surges driven by climate change. The Tuvalu Coastal Adaptation Project, set to run for seven years, is financed with US$36 million from the Green Climate Fund and $2.9 million from the Government of Tuvalu. “Some time ago a little girl on the island of Nanumea asked me: ‘Prime Minister what can you do to save me? How can you ensure I can continue living on my island?’ That question struck at the bottom of my heart. It has become my mission and must be the mission that every Tuvaluan to paddle together to.” said Prime Minister Enele Sopoaga, at the launch event. “This project is the pride of Tuvalu. Its implementation is based on strong partnership with island leaders and communities, and with our partner UNDP we will paddle together to build resilience...” Learn more: http://www.adaptation-undp.org/projects/tuvalu-coastal-adaptation-project Follow the project on Twitter #TCAPGCF
  30 Aug 2017   2m5s 1 35 0
Women empowering communities in disaster resilience (Khmer)
Description: It tell Women empowerings a story of women's roles in disaster prevention, disaster relief and post-disaster reconstruction in Thahin, Thailand. Community people appreciate women's efforts in minimising disaster impacts.
  08 Aug 2017   4m37s 2 28 0
Facing the floods: A resilience approach
Description: 2016-08-30 | Usage rights: CC | Credit: SIWI A discussion about how development organizations and businesses can support vulnerable communities prepare for flood risk and build a more secure future in the face of persistent shocks and stresses. The Global Resilience Partnership looks to identify and scale local solutions in an effort to pivot away from reactive responses to disasters and build resilient communities. This includes funding innovative projects through challenges like the Water Window so we can help bring these ideas to scale.
  06 Jul 2017   28m59s 0 14 0
Building disaster-resilient communities in Myanmar’s Rakhine State
Description: Considered one of the most disaster-prone areas in Myanmar/Burma, the coastal state of Rakhine is no stranger to natural disasters ranging from floods, cyclones, landslides to earthquakes. More often than not, these events have a larger impact on those already highly vulnerable and who are least equipped to cope, such as the elderly, women, children, and people with disabilities. With the aim of helping at-risk communities in preparing and responding to disasters, the Myanmar Consortium for Community Resilience (MCCR), a consortium of humanitarian organisations formed with the support of the European Commission, has introduced an inclusive community-based disaster risk reduction (DRR) programme to include the most vulnerable groups in disaster preparedness activities. With knowledge and skills obtained during the programme, they are now able to protect themselves, their families and livelihoods. Video by ACF
  06 Jul 2017   3m24s 2 31 0
Enhancing Urban Resilience in Ghana's Greater Accra Region
Description: The Greater Accra Region in Ghana is one of the fastest growing cities in West Africa, currently hosting over 4 million people. The regional economy accounts for about 25 percent of Ghana's national GDP. However, the unprecedented population growth and unplanned spatial expansion have exceeded the capacity of the city to keep up, resulting in housing shortages, urban sprawl, and informal settlements with inadequate urban services. This makes the Greater Accra Region vulnerable to a range of shocks. This was made clear in June 2015 when the region was deeply impacted by floods which affected over 50,000 people. Working with the World Bank, the Government of Ghana has identified the main issues that make the Greater Accra region vulnerable and formed a forward-looking strategy to create a more resilient Greater Accra Region that can better withstand the impact of disasters and reap the benefits associated with urban growth.
  03 Jun 2017   5m30s 33 7205 0
The Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP)
Description: The Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP) works to develop effective response where it is needed most, and aims at a major improvement in the way countries cope with populations caught up in a disaster or conflict. DEPP collaborative approaches improve the quality and speed of humanitarian response at a national and local level by building the capacity of national actors who are predominantly the first responders to a disaster.
  02 Jun 2017   2m52s 6 452 0
Promoting Land Use and Spatial Planning for Disaster Risk Reduction
Description: This session presented good practices that address the challenges surrounding the incorporation of risk reduction in existing land-use planning and management practices at the local level. Practical recommendations are made on how to ensure that local governments have access to aerial, space-based and in situ information, tools and capacities necessary to develop and implement risk-sensitive land-use planning.
  31 May 2017   1h38m29s 4 113 0
Sendai Framework Monitoring
Description: This plenary session considered countries’ readiness to measure progress against the Sendai Framework’s global targets and determine the global status of data for their monitoring and establishing national baselines. This included countries’ ability to comprehensively gather data on economic, social and environmental impact of disasters and assess disaster risk, with the view to establishing effective national monitoring systems.
  31 May 2017   1h47m51s 2 114 0
Practical Risk Assessments for Disaster Risk Reduction
Description: This presentation covered the process of developing Hazard Risk and Vulnerability profiles, risk maps, NDVI maps for food security analysis, showing how the models are being used to reduce the impact of disasters on the affected communities.
  27 May 2017   6m15s 3 164 0
UNICEF: Official statement at the Global platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 2017
Description: An Official Statement made by Mr Antony Spalton, Risk and Resilience Specialist, at the Global platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 2017
  27 May 2017   4m47s 1 32 0
Open Earth observation data for DRR
Description: People come together during times of disaster. The same is also true for policy makers, technologists and civil protection agencies who are collaborating to plan and prepare for disasters, to ensure resilience. This talk aims to highlight the role of community expertise and the open Earth Observation data resources available for disaster risk reduction.
  26 May 2017   7m16s 2 31 0