ISET-International catalyzes transformative changes toward a more resilient and equitable future. Through research, training and implementation activities, the Institute improves understanding and elevates the level of dialog and practice as society responds to natural resource, environmental and social challenges. It serves as a framework for equal collaboration among individuals and organizations in the North and South.
Disaster Reduction Goal
Natural hazards contribute greatly to endemic poverty around the world. Socially and economically marginalized families often have no option other than to live in areas highly exposed to certain hazards, and find it difficult to reconstruct livelihoods following disasters. Climate change will alter the frequency and intensity of major climate-related hazards such as floods, droughts and heat waves, while causing slow-onset seasonal changes as well as variation in overall temperatures and rainfall. In order to ensure poverty reduction and positive development gains, it is necessary to take a multi-hazard approach which considers both current and likely changes in the nature of certain hazards.
Policies and Programmes in DRR
Current programs in DRR are the Rockefeller Foundation funded Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN) program and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Building Resilience to Climate Change in Asian Cities project.
Sustainability Innovation Lab at Colorado (SILC) MacAllister Building Suite N290 4001 Discovery Drive 80303 Boulder, CO United States of America
GP 2009 delegation
Conferences: - AMCDRR 2016