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Social Impacts & Resilience

Consequences of a hazardous event on the physical, economic and psychological well-being of individuals and on the functioning of a community. Features of a social system that help to avoid losses and maintain or recover satisfying living conditions after a shock.

Guatemala: Banking seeds in a brutal climate

2 Oct 2015, UNISDR AM

The tiny rural community of El Solís is tapping into its local knowledge on biodiversity and maintaining a native seeds bank to help it cope with drought, food insecurity and climate change. The community has allied itself with the Partners for Resilience (PfR) and set up a Coordination Committee with 22 participating families including older persons, guardians of local knowledge on biodiversity...

Extracts of progress reports by progress indicator on the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action
  • Indicator 4.2 [PDF, 102Kb]Social development policies and plans are being implemented to reduce the vulnerability of populations most at risk

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