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“If you understand the risk, then you can understand how to cope with it,” Esline says. “But if you do not understand, it is going to be hard - slowly you see the impact, but you don’t know how to deal with it”.
Astana, the capital city of Kazakhstan, recently joined the Making Cities Resilient 2030 Initiative. Mr. Yelnar Bazyken, the Head of the Center of Urbanism in Nur-Sultan, discusses plans to continue building the city’s resilience.
What are the key heat management skills of this century? Athens' Chief Heat Officer answers that question.
“One of the most important findings on urban resilience is that social resilience is often more important than physical resilience”.
Parametric policies designed for lower-income consumers could help bridge the disaster insurance gap.
Aisha Jamshed
Welthungerhilfe Pakistan Country Director Aisha Jamshed tells PreventionWeb about the Start Network’s anticipatory action in Pakistan, and the importance of community involvement, forecasting, and coordination with donors.
Markus Enenkel
Anticipatory action and risk finance specialist Markus Enenkel explains the importance of forecasting capacity, locally-led planning, and donor confidence for scaling up anticipatory humanitarian programmes.
Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao is in the process of transitioning from conflict. Sittie Rajabia Monato is the Gender-based violence (GBV) Working Group Coordinator with UNFPA on the ground.
Pratima says the pandemic has brought challenges for everyone but she says the impact for people with disabilities, indigenous people and ethnic minorities are different from others in culture and context.
More needs to be done to recognize GBV as a core disaster management issue. Alyssa Thurston thinks one reason policies have failed to support women is because they have not adequately included women in disaster planning.