Building resilience, promoting local solutions, and fostering inclusion will be critical to achieving success in the newly adopted Sendai framework for disaster risk reduction.
Tag archives for Disaster Risk Reduction
How 3D Printing Can Help Save Lives
Disaster risk reduction has found an unusual ally – 3D printers. Using 3D printing, USAID and NOAA are working to bring affordable weather stations to developing countries so that they can predict and prepare for the weather.
Pounds of Prevention – Focus on Saint Lucia
In this next installment in the Pounds of Prevention series, we travel to Saint Lucia. In early 2013, USAID teamed up with the Laborie Disaster Preparedness Committee to help the district become more resilient to the impacts of natural disasters.
Pounds of Prevention – Focus on Peru
In this next installment in the Pounds of Prevention series, we travel to the southeastern regions of Puno and Cusco in Peru. Here USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance has been working through its partners with the government and the private sector to help communities prepare for future disasters.
Pounds of Prevention – Focus on South Africa
USAID’s commitment to disaster risk reduction includes an extensive focus on building first responder capacity around the globe. Thirteen years ago, USAID took notice of a nascent first responder organization based in Johannesburg—Rescue South Africa.
Pounds of Prevention – Focus on Namibia
The next installment in the USAID Pounds of Prevention series (PDF) takes us to Namibia. Read more >>
Pounds of Prevention: Focus on Haiti
This installment of USAID’s Pounds of Prevention series (PDF) takes us to Haiti where we are working to reduce the risks posed by floods in Port-au-Prince. Read more >>
A Tale of Two Cyclones
Meet USAID’s new director of foreign disaster assistance and learn how USAID’s disaster risk reduction efforts in India can save lives on a massive scale. Read more >>
Pounds of Prevention: Focus on India
In this installment of USAID’s Pounds of Prevention series, we explore the progress made in India after two cyclones hit the region 14 years ago. Read more >>
Bringing the Private Sector into Disaster Risk Reduction
Incorporating the private sector into the process of reducing disaster risks in hazard-prone communities is necessary in today’s world. Read more >>