Disasters & Humanitarian Relief

Guest Article #95: The New CILSS Climate Change and Sustainable Land Management Platform [viewed]

The Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (Comité permanent Inter-Etats de Lutte contre la Sécheresse dans le Sahel; CILSS in French) was created in 1973, after the devastating droughts that hit the region. CILSS currently has 13 member States: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Gambia, Guinea, Bissau Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal and Togo.

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IMF/World Bank 2013 Spring Meetings Focus on Extreme Poverty Eradication [viewed]

worldbank_imf20 April 2013: The 87th meeting of the Development Committee, which advises the Board of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), concluded with a call to end extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity in an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable manner, with special attention to climate change.

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UNDP Links Resource-based Conflicts in Asia-Pacific to Climate Change [viewed]

UNDPApril 2013: The Asia-Pacific Resource Centre (APRC) of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) has released a research paper analyzing the links among security, natural resources and climate change, and recommending options to maintain peace and security in the region.

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Peruvian Dialogue Addresses Water Security and Climate Change [viewed]

Global Water Partnership22 April 2013: The Global Water Partnership (GWP) held the First Dialogue on National Development and Water Security in the context of Climate Change Adaptation to consider the linkages among water management, climate change adaptation and sustainable economic growth in Peru.

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UNDP Highlights Disproportionate Impacts of Climate Change on Women and Girls' Health [viewed]

UNDPApril 2013: The Asia-Pacific Regional Centre (APRC) of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) has released a report, titled “The Health Impacts of Climate Change in Asia-Pacific,” which warns that the health impacts of climate change will disproportionately affect women and girls.

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Asia-Pacific Workshop Focuses on Indigenous Knowledge on Hydro-meteorological Hazards and Climate Change Adaptation [viewed]

UNESCO22 April 2013: The Regional Workshop on "Integrating Local and Indigenous Knowledge related to Hydro-meteorological Hazards and Climate Change Adaptation with Scientific Knowledge: Lessons learned" concluded the second phase of the “Strengthening Resilience of Coastal and Small Island Communities towards Hydro-meteorological Hazards and Climate Change Impacts (StResCom)” project, a three-year project funded by the Japan Funds-in-Trust (UNESCO-JFIT).

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UNISDR Reports on HFA2 Consultation [viewed]

UNISDRApril 2013: The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) has released the “Synthesis Report on Consultations on the Post-2015 Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction (HFA2).” The report details the results of the year-long consultative process on HFA2 launched in March 2012, which included targeted global, regional, national and local level consultations.

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Event: 69th Commission Session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific [viewed]

The 69th Commission Session of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) will convene under the theme “Building resilience to natural disasters and major economic crises”. The Senior Officials Segment will convene from 25-27 April in preparation for the Ministerial Segment, to be held from 29 April-1 May.  

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UNITAR, IGAD Strengthen DRR Capacity in East Africa [viewed]

UNITAR IGAD19 April 2013: The UN Institute for Training and Research's (UNITAR) Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT) and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) have begun implementing a new disaster risk reduction (DRR) partnership project with an inaugural training course on DRR Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

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Sweden Supports ECOWAS Programme on Climate Adaptability [viewed]

18 April 2013: The Government of Sweden announced it will provide US$6.7 million over four years to help reduce West Africa's vulnerability to climate change and increase the region's capacity to pursue its climate change adaptation programmes.

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