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Technology to assess disaster damage

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…  


The only way to reduce risk is to understand it

As climate change continues to exacerbate the impact of natural hazards, the importance of valuable and contextually appropriate risk information cannot be overstated. According to Swiss Re’s…  


Planning for a new resilience in Nepal

My recent visit to Nepal suggested indications of positive developments in the country. Today, as we observe the third anniversary of the destructive 2015 earthquake in Nepal, which caused 9,000…  


Bridging humanitarian needs with long-term development in Dominica

On 18 September 2017, Category 5 Hurricane Maria struck Dominica wreaking unimaginable disaster. Thirty-one people died, 33 more remain missing. Roads, bridges, schools, hospitals and over 40 percent…  


UNDP Thematic Trust Funds - 2016 Annual Report

Report highlights approaches and results achieved in addressing development challenges at local, national, regional and global levels under the UNDP Thematic Trust Funds.  


UNDP and partners assess progress and challenges for Caribbean recovery six months after massive hurricanes

Six months after two of the most powerful hurricanes recorded over the Atlantic wreaked havoc in the Caribbean, women and men in island countries like Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, British Virgin…  


Building resilience to hurricanes in the British Virgin Islands

As coordinator of UNDP’s ‘5–10–50’ Partnership Initiative for Risk-Informed Development, Reshmi Theckethil is supporting recovery efforts following a devastating hurricane season in the Caribbean. She…  


2018 Somalia Humanitarian Response Plan

Opening remarks at the launch of the 2018 Somalia Humanitarian Response Plan & the Resilience and Recovery Framework  


In Somalia, seeking to ensure drought never again turns into famine

Continuing urgent, life-saving response is vital, but only long-term development gains will lift the country out of poverty, vulnerability, and insecurity.  


Caribbean leaders launch ambitious plan to create the world’s first “climate-smart zone”

UNDP announced its support to Caribbean leaders gathered today during the launch of a new public-private coalition to create the world's first "climate-smart zone" to support the parts of the region…  

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