DISASTER RISK SENDAI FRAMEWORK COUNTRIES & REGIONS THEMES HAZARDS KNOWLEDGE BASE

CDB and PAHO agree to support mental health after natural disasters

PAHO

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) have signed an agreement to build capacity for mental health and psychosocial support within the health sector through regional and in-country training within the sector, as well as with agencies outside the sector, and the broader community.

  • Putting science to work for resilience

    UNISDR

    Experts from multiple sectors and countries met this week to brainstorm ideas for an open user platform that will help communities and decision makers more easily apply their understanding of risk to generate better targeted solutions for resilience. Participants agreed that a user-centric, co-development approach was necessary to generate an interactive platform.

  • Combination of climate change and inequality increasingly drives risk

    UNFCCC

    A combination of climate change and rising levels of inequality is a key driver of risk in the world today, and the convergence of these two factors calls for heightened attention as they pose an existential threat to the survival of the poor, especially those living in climate risk zones.

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