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Capacity Development

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.

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Vanuatu farmers get ready for La Niña

19 Jul 2016, NAB, Vanuatu - Gov

The effects of El Niño on Vanuatu’s food security this year were significant, but now the World Meteorological Organization is warning of a more than 50% likelihood of La Niña forming later in 2016. With international and government assistance, farmers on Nguna, Pele and Emao have started constructing special backyard gardens with special La Nina focused adaptations.

Extracts of progress reports by progress indicator on the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action
  • Indicator 1.2 [PDF, 110Kb]Dedicated and adequate resources are available to implement disaster risk reduction plans and activities at all administrative levels
  • Indicator 3.4 [PDF, 102Kb]Countrywide public awareness strategy exists to stimulate a culture of disaster resilience, with outreach to urban and rural communities
  • Indicator 5.1 [PDF, 98Kb]Strong policy, technical and institutional capacities and mechanisms for disaster risk management, with a disaster risk reduction perspective are in place

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