Blogs Label: Takeaways

Takeaway Points from the Training On Storm-Resistant Housing Design and Construction in Da Nang

Takeaways Author: Anh Tran

Da Nang is one of the cities that is most affected by climate change in Vietnam because of storm surges and typhoons that take place almost every year. For the past month, ISET and the city of Da Nang organized 11 training sessions on housing design and construction in typhoon-affected areas to explore pathways for scaling up a storm-resilient housing model to the whole city.


Coastal flood risk management: A step by step approach

Takeaways Author: Associated Programme on Flood Management

Coastal flood hazards are diverse and highly unpredictable. In order to develop an appropriate risk management response, it is essential to understand these hazards and their potential impacts. The following steps outline the building blocks for formulating a coastal flood risk management plan, which can be tailored according to the context of a country with its own particular hazards, stage of development, socio-cultural characteristics and institutional structure.


Insurance Design, Innovation for Building MSME

Takeaways Author: Josh Ling, Mercy Corps

The December 2015 floods in Chennai revealed poor insurance coverage among micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). While there was significant demand for insurance products in the aftermath of the floods, in most cases, the insurance that was held by the MSMEs poorly covered their losses and did little to shorten recovery times. Insured firms received settlements that were far below what they had claimed, i.e. there was a huge mismatch between what firms expected to receive under their policies and the amount insurance providers approved.


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