Publications

  • Modeling the Physics of Storm Surges

    This article describes “some important concepts for storm surge prediction and examines how the modeling community’s understanding of the relevant processes is evolving from one based on empirical data to one based on fundamental physics.”

  • Gender Perspective: Working Together for Disaster Risk Reduction – Good Practices and Lessons Learned

    Gender Perspective: Working Together for Disaster Risk Reduction – Good Practices and Lessons ...

    “This publication presents a collection of 15 practices that advance gendered resilience building—a key principle that informs the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action. It highlights the fact that disaster recovery and rehabilitation provide good opportunities for women to play public roles with the support of their families and communities.”

  • Disaster Response in Asia and the Pacific – A Guide to International Tools and Services

    “This guide aims to support the growing disaster response and disaster response preparedness capabilities that exist at national level across Asia and the Pacific. It has three main sections: (1) International Humanitarian Architecture; (2) Tools and Services for Disaster Response; and (3) Tools and Services for Disaster Response Preparedness.”

  • Children and Climate Change – Children’s Vulnerability to Climate Change and Disaster Impacts in East Asia and the Pacific

    Children and Climate Change – Children’s Vulnerability to Climate Change and Disaster ...

    “This report provides an overview of the climate change trends and potential impacts on children in East Asia and the Pacific that appeared in studies covering five countries that were commissioned by the United Nations Children’s Fund. The country studies highlight children’s specific vulnerability to climate change that needs to be taken into account in...

  • Lessons Learned from the Project – Mainstreaming Disability into Disaster Risk Management ...

    This publication presents the lessons from Handicap International’s project in Indonesia and the Philippines which aimed at reducing the vulnerability of people with disabilities to natural hazards by enhancing their participation and inclusion in disaster risk management (DRM) activities. The project also intended to increase the capacities of key DRM stakeholders of the two countries....

  • Disaster Risk Management in Post-2015 Development Goals

    This report examines options for including disaster risk management in the post-2015 development framework. It also probes the most suitable targets and indicators for each scenario based on a set of criteria developed by an expert group. Detailed analysis of potential goals, targets, and indicators (for each scenario) are also included.

  • Climate Change and Children

    This publication gives children a voice on climate change.

  • “This book outlines the impact of climate change in four developing country regions: Africa, Asia, Latin America and small island developing States; the vulnerability of these regions to future climate change; current adaptation plans, strategies and actions; and future adaptation options and needs.

  • This global guide is designed to help strengthen practitioners the skills, knowledge, and proficiency in advocating disaster risk reduction approaches to decision-makers, donors, and policy-makers.

  • Building Disaster-Resilient Communities: Stories and Lessons from the Philippines

    This publication seeks to contribute to building the body of knowledge on disaster risk reduction (DRR) from a grassroots perspective. It contains nine (9) case studies from different parts of the Philippines– five from Luzon (Albay, Camarines Sur, Marinduque, Quezon, and Sorsogon); two from the Visayas (Cebu City and Iloilo); one from Mindanao (Zamboanga-Sibugay); and...

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