Capacity development

The process of developing technical skills and institutional capability to effectively reduce disaster risk and build disaster resilience.

Latest Capacity development additions in the Knowledge Base

Afghan men construct a wall
UNDP, with funding from the Special Trust Fund for Afghanistan (STFA), implemented several projects aimed at increasing the resilience of communities on preventing flash floods and training locals for disaster risk preparedness, response, and recovery.
United Nations Development Programme - Afghanistan
Documents and publications
This report on Urban Overheating & Adaptation Measures explores the adaptation strategies employed across the European Union (EU) to mitigate the impacts of urban heat.
Local government workers and members of the national police distribute relief goods to residents.
Local governments need a combination of strategic policy reforms and capacity building to effectively perform disaster risk reduction and management functions.
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Average global air temperatures breached 1.5°C for the first time at the start of 2024 - at least five years earlier than predicted. So, while developing countries burn, global climate injustice persists.
Conversation Media Group, the
Since 2015, the USAID GeoCenter has supported YouthMappers, a program that equips university students around the world to use geospatial technology to address local and global development challenges.
The Global Earthquake Model (GEM) Foundation is gearing up for the 18th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (WCEE2024) in Milan, Italy, from July 1st to 5th, 2024.
Global Earthquake Model Foundation (GEM)
Samburu landscape viewed through swarm of invasive, destructive Desert Locusts.
Kenya is currently free from desert locust. However, developing capacities should continue so that the country is always prepared to manage any invasion. Garissa, Isiolo, Marsabit, Samburu, and Wajir remain frontline desert locust invasion counties.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - Headquarters
Inauguration of Tanzania’s ‘Emergency Operation and Communication Center’ Situation Room
Press release
On 14 June, Tanzania celebrated the inauguration of its Emergency Operation and Communication Center (EOCC) Situation Room, which is the first national room to be set up under the Africa Multi-Hazard Early Warning and Early Action System Programme.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Africa
Italian Agency for Development Cooperation
CIMA Foundation - Centro Internazionale in Monitoraggio Ambientale
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