It was November 2017 and I had spent another hectic and eventful day working on the world’s most severe humanitarian crises as UNDP’s Early Recovery Programme Coordinator in north-east Nigeria. Read more
The Prime Minister of Dominica described living through the 2017 hurricane season as being on the frontline in war against climate change and has committed to making Dominica a climate resilient… Read more
Half the world's population lives within 60 km of the coast - a coast that is under constant and growing threat. Rising sea levels, ever-more-likely and severe storms and cyclones, and increased… Read more
The concept of ‘blue economy’ is gaining momentum. It is all about using ocean resources for economic growth, improved livelihoods and jobs, while preserving ocean and coastal ecosystem health.
Even in this era of social media and digital technology, the tools most often used to assess disasters are…paper and pencils. With luck and at least a few months, the understandable part of those… Read more