Disasters

The Great Flood of 2018, Kerala

Stories from the field Author: Sarath Kt

As the 24/7 relief camps struggle to keep up with provisions demand and reels under lack of infrastructure, the spirit of the people of Kerala has not diminished even after the devastating floods obliterated the environment and the economy of the state of Kerala.

One of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, Kerala, known globally as ‘God’s own Country’ is home to over 30 million people. The state once hailed for the beautiful backwaters, forests, and distinctive culture is now besieged under the natural calamity.


GCF financing accelerates Pakistan’s efforts to reach goals outlined in Paris Agreement and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Stories from the field Author: Kate Jean Smith

The Government of Pakistan and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have launched a new US$37 million project that will benefit more than 30 million people with scaled-up early warning systems, training on glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF) preparedness and response, and the creation of new protective infrastructure.


Building national capacity to tackle climate change

Opinion Author: Saleemul Huq

According to Article 6 of the the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), countries are supposed to ensure awareness, education and capacity building to tackle climate change with the developed countries while also support these efforts in the developing countries. It challenges the prevailing paradigm under which nearly a billion dollars had been invested in supporting capacity building.


What Matters for Households’ Recovery Trajectories Following the Gorkha Earthquake?

In April 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, killing over 9,000 people, destroying or badly damaging more than 800,000 homes and displacing approximately 2.8 million people. Where shocks like earthquakes cannot easily be prevented, strengthening the ability to prepare, respond and recover is critical to maintaining development gains in spite of them. To understand what mattered for recovery in the short and long-term, this study followed the same households 10 weeks, one year and two years after the Gorkha earthquake.


Rokeya Khatun: Recognizing the importance of dealing with sector-specific gender issues

ACCCRN Champion Author: Farraz Theda, Rokeya Khatun

Meet our champion this month! Rokeya Khatun has extensive experience in gender, capacity building and climate change with specific expertise in results-based management, training of trainers, and integration of population management in development planning in Bangladesh.