Coping with disasters: advancing disaster risk financing strategies in the Caribbean

Coping with disasters: advancing disaster risk financing strategies in the Caribbean

May 31, 2018 9:29 pm
In a few weeks, hurricane season in the Caribbean will begin again. So, how can vulnerable countries cope with these disasters? One solution is incorporating disaster risk management principles into development planning. Identifying the countries’ disaster risk; working to reduce this risk; actively preparing for disasters; implementing disaster risk financing mechanisms; and reconstructing in resilient ways.
Learning from business – Risk bow-ties

Learning from business – Risk bow-ties

May 7, 2018 7:19 pm
A risk bow-tie is a visual method through which all key knowledge regarding a risk can be portrayed on a single page. Bow-ties allow discussions and decisions to be made in an objective and rapid manner by organisations that use them.
Learning from big innovations in small island states

Learning from big innovations in small island states

May 4, 2018 6:56 pm
The same is true of the world’s small island developing states (SIDS), which account for less than 1% of the world’s population. They are also some of the world’s most vulnerable countries to disasters and climate change.
Flying robots: Using UAVs to Understand Disaster Risk

Flying robots: Using UAVs to Understand Disaster Risk

April 27, 2018 3:20 pm
Emergency management includes drone management – whether countries realize it or not. Within the realm of Disaster Risk Management, use cases worldwide are demonstrating the incredible value of drones for addressing critical information gaps.
A Picture is Worth 1,000 Actions

A Picture is Worth 1,000 Actions

April 26, 2018 4:47 pm
Despite the obvious utility of EO data, the use of these important datasets remains limited. This disconnect comes down to the communication among imagery providers, translators, and users.