Interview

Christina Rosario de Oliveira
The volunteers enable residents to identify risks where they live – themselves – and use that knowledge to prevent future disasters.
Om Kala Khanal
Education and awareness saves lives and will reduce the amount of damage during earthquakes or other disasters.
Pham Thi Dieu My
Women work hard to protect their families before, during and after a disaster, but they are sometimes not included in disaster planning.
Sergiu Jiduc
Some glaciers in the Karakoram region are surging instead of melting slowly, leading to the formation of glacial lakes that can burst. An estimated seven million people in northern Pakistan are at risk of glacial lake outburst floods.
Corazon Bajuyo Clarin, Convener, Cebu Disability-inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction Network
While Philippines has a sophisticated network of sensors to monitor climate and geophysical hazards, people with disabilities continue to face significant challenges when disasters hit.
Regan Pairojmahakij, Center for People and Forests, the

Healthy forest landscapes help local communities both adapt to climate change and manage the risk of disasters.

Regan Pairojmahakij works with RECO

Nontincha Wansawang, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives

Nonticha says planning for climate disasters like droughts is critical but it has to be more than a government plan. “We need a systemic

Ayeisha Sheldon, United Nations Operational Satellite Applications Programme

Despite the challenges, Ayeisha says building the capacity with local governments down to the community level, can support better disaster planning

Ria Sen, United Nations - World Food Programme (WFP)

Ria Sen says disaster risk reduction and climate projects need to have engagement tools that recognize the financial and social barriers that keep

Litea Biukoto, Advisor - Hazard Assessment, Secretariat of the Pacific Community

“Having data systems in place with consultations with the community helps ensure that the designs that are being considered are not just