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

This study explores the relationship between residents’ disaster resilience and potential household food security in the context of natural disasters.
Two women Tea Laborers plucking Tea leaves in a Tea Garden in Hatton, Sri Lanka.
Smallholder farmers are embracing climate-adaptive agriculture, innovations and partnerships.
International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
Cover and source: Climate Services (Elsevier)
This study aims to assess farmers' adaptive capacity in two flood-prone districts of South Punjab. Results find that concern for climate change and knowledge of market value of crops were significant determinants for farmers adopting joint strategies.
Tuvalu Coastal Adaptation Project
The Santiago network for Loss and Damage will catalyze technical assistance and boost the capacity of vulnerable developing countries to effectively manage climate-related loss and damage.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
United Nations Office for Project Services
When disaster strikes, coming together to support impacted communities not only helps with their recovery – it can set them on the path to a more resilient, sustainable future.
United Nations Office for Project Services
Collapsed building due to the Turkey-Syria 2023 earthquakes
Drawing on her expertise as a civil engineer in seismic safety and risk prevention, América Bendito offers an intimate look into the importance of meticulous planning to create built environments able to withstand earthquake tremors.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - Headquarters
Cover and source: Asian Development Bank
Analyzing how intensifying climate change threatens to increase poverty and hunger in the Asia and the Pacific, this report highlights the need for transformative solutions that advance climate action, increase resilience, and protect development gains.
Backed by funding from the Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems (CREWS) initiative, WMO is supporting Cambodia and Lao PDR to strengthen effective and risk-informed early warning services, especially against floods and droughts.
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

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