DRR solutions in least developed countries

Floods in Sanamxay district, Lao PDR
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As many least developed countries (LDCs) face an increasingly complex risk landscape, the impacts of disasters continue to undermine hard-won progress towards sustainable development. This collection compiles solutions implemented in LDCs to prevent disasters and reduce risk.

In 2020, Welthungerhilfe began to roll out a forecast-based action (FbA) mechanism to tackle drought-induced food insecurity in Zimbabwe, under a multi-country programme to establish a participatory, localized anticipatory action approach for this hazard.
Anticipation Hub
This blog shares insights from the flood light activation in Zambia that took place from February 18th until February 24th 2021.
Netherlands Red Cross
Flooded village in Uganda
Environmental officials are cracking down on wetland filling - but removing jobs-providing industries from wetland areas will prove a significant challenge, analysts say.
Thomson Reuters Foundation, trust.org
Groundwater pumping is intensifying as water availability becomes more erratic. But pumping water for irrigation contributes to the greenhouse gas emissions driving climate change. IWMI is working to adapt to climate change and mitigate its effects.
International Water Management Institute
Haitian woman carries a bucket of goods on her head at a Haitian market
Building resilience to natural hazards, such as hurricanes, flooding, and earthquakes, is never easy, especially for a country like Haiti.
World Bank, the
Image of water front village in Lao PDR
The $5.5 million project aims to reduce the impacts of disasters caused by hazards by increasing the utilization of early warning and risk information in Cambodia and Lao PDR.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific World Meteorological Organization World Bank, the