Josephine Castillo
Josephine Castillo ‘Jhocas’ helped start DAMPA after the demolition of a division of settlements of urban poor in Manila in the 1980’s. The network shares best practices to transform communities by building resilience.
Rumana Khan
Despite many innovations in humanitarian work like digital connectivity and anticipatory action, gender inequality remains a challenge in Bangladesh, says Rumana.
Manisha Pantha

Manisha’s nursing career began with a tragedy.

Oliver Seiffarth Philippe Quevauviller
CERIS Disaster Resilient Societies platform links different DRR policies and also strengthens opportunities for transdisciplinary and transboundary joint efforts to work with different actors.
John Mphaya
‘As people we can implement manmade solutions to help change the situation,’ John says, ‘because if floods are happening it is due to deforestation, soil erosion and land degradation.’
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.