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Post-Disaster Needs Assessment - Kerala

The Post-Disaster Needs Assessment for Kerala, India uses the global methodology developed by the UN, the World Bank and the European Union to assess damage and loss in the wake of disaster and to…  


How can we ensure environmental integrity for green bonds?

Lately, much attention has been directed towards green bonds and how these instruments can ease the challenge of funding countries’ climate action plans.  


Low-carbon, climate-resilient development

The Arab region is full of potential. Over the past decades, the region has increased electricity production from renewable resources seven-fold, decreased infant mortality significantly, achieved…  


Reefs for resilience: Insuring our shared natural capital

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…  


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…  


Somalia Drought Impact and Needs Assessment

Somalia Drought Impact and Needs Assessment: Post-Drought Needs Assessment report, volumes 1-3.  


Dominicans assess building damages after hurricane with private sector and civil society partnerships

Around 100 Dominicans—nearly half of them women—are beginning to assess building damages today after completing a three-day training session led by Dominica’s Ministry of Housing, with technical…  


Post-hurricane needs assessment kicks off in Dominica

Following the colossal category 5 hurricane that decimated the Caribbean island nation of Dominica on 18 September a UN-wide Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) kicks off today, led by a senior UNDP…  

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