Kevin Blanchard
The experiences and concerns of diverse marginalised groups remind us that technological advancements should align with a commitment to equity and representation.
Aaron Clark-Ginsberg Loveline Phillips
Improving availability and access to early warning information is one of the seven global targets of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, and is also a key focus of many agencies, including the World Meteorological Organization and USAID.
Kristin VanderMolen Nicholas Kimutis Benjamin Hatchett
As population exposure to extreme heat increases, government agencies are developing heat health warning systems to support the public in taking protective action. The reach and effectiveness of these interventions is still a concern.
Carina Fearnley
While we have seen many high-level commitments and policies supporting the development and implementation of inclusive warnings, there is still considerable effort needed to translate these commitments into effective actions.
Domas Miežetis Ana Gabrielė Sabancevaitė
In Klaipėda, Lithuania, a group of young climate and ecology activists decided to mark Earth Day by inviting 300 students to develop a disaster prevention and response plan to avoid a climate apocalypse in Lithuania.
Kevin Blanchard
LGBTQIA+ people are often some of the most marginalised in disasters. We need to build early warning systems that are inclusive of all of society – and that involve marginalised communities in all stages of their development.
Gemeh Buway-Roberts
In Liberia, challenges abound, but progress will prevail. Joining MCR2030 is helping its cities build resilience to disease outbreaks, and reducing the impacts of natural hazards.
Fatoumatta L Sisay
The Gambia is building resilience, to reduce the impacts of hazards, so that they needn’t result in disaster. The country's National Disaster Management Agency recently joined MCR2030 as a way to make The Gambia more resilient to hazards.
Profiles of advocates working to reduce the risks faced by people living with disabilities, and to make disaster risk reduction, essential services and whole societies across the Asia-Pacific region more inclusive for people living with disabilities.
Muliagatele Filomena Nelson is the Climate Change Adaptation Advisor at the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme. She helps Pacific women become active participants in the process of international climate negotiations.