The process by which people, organizations and society systematically stimulate and develop their ability over time to achieve social and economic goals, including through improvement of knowledge, skills, systems, and institutions - within a wider social and cultural enabling environment.
26 Feb 2015, UNDP
'To prevent and to mitigate the risks of disasters together with the population is the main lesson we have learned in the past years', says Deputy Chief of Civil Defense in the southern Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. According to a UNDP report, a great deal of work remains to be done in Brazil, especially...to address underlying risks...
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