Capacity Development

Tsunami warning sign, Miyajima Island, Japan
At the UN Ocean Conference, UNESCO’s Director General will announce a new commitment: the global deployment of the "Tsunami ready" program, which will result in the training of all at-risk coastal communities in the event of a tsunami by 2030.
Deputy Secretary General Amina J. Mohammed at a school tsunami drill during GP2022.
On 28 May 2022 Tanjung Benoa district in Bali received their UNESCO-IOC Tsunami Ready Recognition, becoming the first Tsunami Ready Community in Indonesia. Guests from the GPDRR witnessed a school evacuation drill prior to the inauguration ceremony.
The extreme rainfall and floods that hit KwaZulu-Natal in April highlight the importance of the relationship between the government and residents. "If we had told you there was this major flood coming, what would you have done differently?”
Young Ghana woman watering her land with newly planted fields
Ghana has invested considerable effort and finance into building the capacity of the most affected households to be able to withstand and adapt to climate change. Raising awareness in farm households is a useful entry point to climate adaption strategies.
Two ”Sphere Course for Decision Makers” events in Ecuador in May 2022 taught National Disaster Management Authorities and trainers about the importance of humanitarian standards and policies, and how to adopt them in preparedness, response and recovery.
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This guide is based on the comprehensive Heatwave Guide for Cities but it is tailored towards practical actions that can be led by Red Cross Red Crescent branches in preparing for, and responding to, heatwaves in towns and cities.
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This publication intends to inspire policy- and decision-makers as well as practitioners by showcasing 20 solutions that have been applied and focusing on key aspects and themes that are important for the longevity of Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA).
With new climate financing support from Japan, UNDP will assist Armenia in planning for evidence-based adaptation action and loss and damage reduction through the improvement of climate information and knowledge.
Community members being educated about community resilience and disaster risk reduction
Non-governmental stakeholder groups, including the private sector and scientific organizations, have increased their commitments to DRR since 2019, according to a new report released by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR).