How to Start a Community Group?

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What is the Community Group?

The Community Group is new feature that allows you to build your own virtual Community of Practice (CoP) where you can start discussions, ask questions, and collect resources and stories.

Somaliland

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Preparedness for Effective Response (PER) is a cryclical approach for a National Society (NS) to systematically assess, measure, and analyse the strengths and weaknesses of its response system in order to take remedial actions. The PER approach puts the National Society in the driver's seat to...

Zimbabwe

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WATER AND SANITATION Getting the balance right

#14 What if we change - Climate Adaptation Efforts in Africa

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Climate & Development Knowledge Network's (CDKN) guide to communicating climate change offers tips for practitioners to effectively communicate climate change and climate change adaptation and mitigation solutions, with a focus on convincing people of the need for immediate action.  The guide's...
A new IFRC report titled "Alone and Unsafe: Children, migration, and sexual and gender-based violence" details the elevated risk of sexual violence for unaccompanied and separated migrant children at every stage of their migratory path.  The number of children migrating alone, the report estimates...
Preparedness for Effective Response (PER) is a cryclical approach for a National Society (NS) to systematically assess, measure, and analyse the strengths and weaknesses of its response system in order to take remedial actions. The PER approach puts the National Society in the driver's seat to...
The World Risk Report 2016 analyses the role that infrastructure plays in shaping a country’s disaster risk. The World Risk Index, calculated by the University of Stuttgart, is an integral part of the report as it ranks 171 countries according to their risk of becoming a victim of a disaster...
The Missing Maps project aims to literally and figuratively put more than 20 million vulnerable, at-risk people on the map using OpenStreetMap (OSM) as a platform. We need to fill in these “missing maps” before the next disaster strikes ensuring the maps have detail sufficient for emergency...
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Climate & Development Knowledge Network's (CDKN) guide to communicating climate change offers tips for practitioners to effectively communicate climate change and climate change adaptation and mitigation solutions, with a focus on convincing people of the need for immediate action.  The guide's...
The Missing Maps project aims to literally and figuratively put more than 20 million vulnerable, at-risk people on the map using OpenStreetMap (OSM) as a platform. We need to fill in these “missing maps” before the next disaster strikes ensuring the maps have detail sufficient for emergency...
The Zimbabwe Red Cross Society (ZRCS) recognized the increasing vulnerability of households to HIV/AIDS as early as 1988, when it set up the Integrated AIDS Project (IAP). This document describes its home-based care (HBC) programme and recent developments resulting from the 2002–2003 drought. It...

Zambia

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Water and sanitation: a partnership for change

#14 What if we change - Climate Adaptation Efforts in Africa

Adapting to climate change in Eastern and Southern Africa

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Climate & Development Knowledge Network's (CDKN) guide to communicating climate change offers tips for practitioners to effectively communicate climate change and climate change adaptation and mitigation solutions, with a focus on convincing people of the need for immediate action.  The guide's...
Preparedness for Effective Response (PER) is a cryclical approach for a National Society (NS) to systematically assess, measure, and analyse the strengths and weaknesses of its response system in order to take remedial actions. The PER approach puts the National Society in the driver's seat to...
The year 2016 was transformative for UNISDR - internally, UNISDR aligned its work in support of the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 with the organisational vision of its new senior management team. This resulted in the implementation of a new...
This video shows the International Federation Global Water and Sanitation Initiative (GWSI) in action at the Zambia Red Cross Society "Rural Water Supply Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion Project" In our world today: • more than one billion people do not have access to clean water; • over two...
The Mbaula Chititezo Stove and Rocket Barns are pioneering technologies that are saving forests in Malawi and reducing carbon dioxide emissions in the process. Hestian Innovations, an Irish company, uses micro loans and carbon financing to provide cookstoves and barns for tobacco curing -- simple...
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Climate & Development Knowledge Network's (CDKN) guide to communicating climate change offers tips for practitioners to effectively communicate climate change and climate change adaptation and mitigation solutions, with a focus on convincing people of the need for immediate action.  The guide's...
The Zambia Red Cross Society (ZRCS) undertook extensive food distributions in response to the droughts in 2002 and 2003. The International Federation recruited a food security delegate to help National Societies in the region to increase their capacity to monitor the impact of food distributions....

Western Sahara

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Red Cross + civil...

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Preparedness for Effective Response (PER) is a cryclical approach for a National Society (NS) to systematically assess, measure, and analyse the strengths and weaknesses of its response system in order to take remedial actions. The PER approach puts the National Society in the driver's seat to...

Uganda

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How Uganda Red Cross helps to tackle food insecurity (Ep 2)

How Uganda Red Cross helps to tackle food insecurity (Ep 1)

Land Rover 'Journey of Discovery' in Uganda - One Year On

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Climate & Development Knowledge Network's (CDKN) guide to communicating climate change offers tips for practitioners to effectively communicate climate change and climate change adaptation and mitigation solutions, with a focus on convincing people of the need for immediate action.  The guide's...
Preparedness for Effective Response (PER) is a cryclical approach for a National Society (NS) to systematically assess, measure, and analyse the strengths and weaknesses of its response system in order to take remedial actions. The PER approach puts the National Society in the driver's seat to...
  In developing countries the agriculture sector absorbs 23 percent of the total damage and losses. Between 2005 and 2014, approximately USD 93 billion was lost in crop and livestock production due to natural hazards and disasters in developing countries.  The number and frequency of recorded...
UNHCR’s new Global Trends report, the organization’s major annual survey of the state of displacement, says that at the end of 2016 there were 65.6 million people forcibly displaced worldwide – some 300,000 more than a year earlier. This total represents an enormous number of people needing...
The World Risk Report 2016 analyses the role that infrastructure plays in shaping a country’s disaster risk. The World Risk Index, calculated by the University of Stuttgart, is an integral part of the report as it ranks 171 countries according to their risk of becoming a victim of a disaster...
Case Studies (4)
Climate & Development Knowledge Network's (CDKN) guide to communicating climate change offers tips for practitioners to effectively communicate climate change and climate change adaptation and mitigation solutions, with a focus on convincing people of the need for immediate action.  The guide's...
Landslides affect millions of people worldwide, but theoretical and empirical studies on the impact of landslides on economic development remain scarce, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. This study estimates the direct impact of landslides on household income and investigates the presence of...
This case study provides an example of community-based food security initiatives in the northern and eastern parts of Uganda, which have the potential for long-term impact and can provide a blueprint for other communities facing similar food security crises. Published in 2013.
The Working Group II contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report presents the current state of knowledge on climate impacts, adaptation and vulnerability. Compared to the Fourth Assessment Report in 2007, “AR5” has a much stronger focus on risks. It presents a cold, realistic assessment of how...

Togo

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Preparedness for Effective Response (PER) is a cryclical approach for a National Society (NS) to systematically assess, measure, and analyse the strengths and weaknesses of its response system in order to take remedial actions. The PER approach puts the National Society in the driver's seat to...
The Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre has developed a 'Data Sculpture' that they exhibited at the Understanding Risk Forum held in Venice in May 2016. The sculpture shows the history of water volume flows along the Mono river in Togo from 2005 to 2015 and is being used to inform the Climate...
Following the 5th Panafrican Conference, held in Ouagadougou in September 2000, the Togolese Red Cross decided to rethink its activities in order to maximize impact at the community level, in accordance with the ARCHI 2010 initiative (Health Initiative of the African Red Cross and Red Crescent...
The Working Group II contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report presents the current state of knowledge on climate impacts, adaptation and vulnerability. Compared to the Fourth Assessment Report in 2007, “AR5” has a much stronger focus on risks. It presents a cold, realistic assessment of how...
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Following the 5th Panafrican Conference, held in Ouagadougou in September 2000, the Togolese Red Cross decided to rethink its activities in order to maximize impact at the community level, in accordance with the ARCHI 2010 initiative (Health Initiative of the African Red Cross and Red Crescent...
The Working Group II contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report presents the current state of knowledge on climate impacts, adaptation and vulnerability. Compared to the Fourth Assessment Report in 2007, “AR5” has a much stronger focus on risks. It presents a cold, realistic assessment of how...

Swaziland

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Preparedness for Effective Response (PER) is a cryclical approach for a National Society (NS) to systematically assess, measure, and analyse the strengths and weaknesses of its response system in order to take remedial actions. The PER approach puts the National Society in the driver's seat to...
As the global costs of disasters continue to rise, a new global framework for disaster risk reduction was negotiated at a high-level conference in Sendai, Japan in March 2015. Newfound global attention to the topic increased the difficulty of negotiations, but also created opportunities,...
This publication provides an overview of the various sustainable nutrition-enhancing and revenue-generating projects undertaken by the Baphalali Swaziland Red Cross Society, in association with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the Finnish Red Cross, and...
As a result of commitments made by African National Societies at the 2000 Pan African Conference, the Baphalali Swaziland Red Cross Society (BSRCS) decided to implement a food security pilot project. This project is implemented through a tripartite agreement between the Finnish Red Cross, the BSRCS...
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This publication provides an overview of the various sustainable nutrition-enhancing and revenue-generating projects undertaken by the Baphalali Swaziland Red Cross Society, in association with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the Finnish Red Cross, and...
As a result of commitments made by African National Societies at the 2000 Pan African Conference, the Baphalali Swaziland Red Cross Society (BSRCS) decided to implement a food security pilot project. This project is implemented through a tripartite agreement between the Finnish Red Cross, the BSRCS...

Sudan

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Preparedness for Effective Response (PER) is a cryclical approach for a National Society (NS) to systematically assess, measure, and analyse the strengths and weaknesses of its response system in order to take remedial actions. The PER approach puts the National Society in the driver's seat to...
UNDP's work in climate change, disaster risk reduction and energy (2015-2017) This report is comprised of 15 country case studies providing examples of climate action, disaster risk reduction and recovery, and sustainable energy. Each case emphasizes the integrated approach to these work streams...
UNHCR’s new Global Trends report, the organization’s major annual survey of the state of displacement, says that at the end of 2016 there were 65.6 million people forcibly displaced worldwide – some 300,000 more than a year earlier. This total represents an enormous number of people needing...
The World Risk Report 2016 analyses the role that infrastructure plays in shaping a country’s disaster risk. The World Risk Index, calculated by the University of Stuttgart, is an integral part of the report as it ranks 171 countries according to their risk of becoming a victim of a disaster...
This household resilience analysis examines differences in resilience capacity and resilience structure between female- and male-headed households, and between regions. This analysis aims at providing programming and policy guidance to policy makers, practitioners, UN agencies, NGO and other...
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UNDP's work in climate change, disaster risk reduction and energy (2015-2017) This report is comprised of 15 country case studies providing examples of climate action, disaster risk reduction and recovery, and sustainable energy. Each case emphasizes the integrated approach to these work streams...
This case study aims to address calls for more rigorous evidence-based research on the costs and benefits of disaster risk reduction (DRR) interventions at the community-level. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is attempting to narrow this gap by building...
Red Sea State in Sudan suffers regular droughts which have resulted in increased vulnerability of the indigenous nomadic Beja pastoralist community. Activities that were once coping strategies have become part of normal regular patterns of activity despite the fact that they are of an unsustainable...

South Africa

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#14 What if we change - Climate Adaptation Efforts in Africa

Adapting to a changing climate in Southern Africa

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Climate & Development Knowledge Network's (CDKN) guide to communicating climate change offers tips for practitioners to effectively communicate climate change and climate change adaptation and mitigation solutions, with a focus on convincing people of the need for immediate action.  The guide's...
Preparedness for Effective Response (PER) is a cryclical approach for a National Society (NS) to systematically assess, measure, and analyse the strengths and weaknesses of its response system in order to take remedial actions. The PER approach puts the National Society in the driver's seat to...
The Red Cross collaborated with private sector and civil society partners in Kenya and South Africa to introduce simple, yet sophisticated sensors to provide early detection and warning of home fires across two informal settlements. In eight months, the coalition designed, manufactured, and...
The Mbaula Chititezo Stove and Rocket Barns are pioneering technologies that are saving forests in Malawi and reducing carbon dioxide emissions in the process. Hestian Innovations, an Irish company, uses micro loans and carbon financing to provide cookstoves and barns for tobacco curing -- simple...
This short film captures the key messages and debates emerging from the first Southern Africa Adaptation Colloquium, held in November 2013 and co-hosted by Mistra Urban Futures Cape Town platform's Climate Change Think Tank, a partnership within the Knowledge Transfer Programme. Members of the...
Case Studies (6)
Climate & Development Knowledge Network's (CDKN) guide to communicating climate change offers tips for practitioners to effectively communicate climate change and climate change adaptation and mitigation solutions, with a focus on convincing people of the need for immediate action.  The guide's...
The Red Cross collaborated with private sector and civil society partners in Kenya and South Africa to introduce simple, yet sophisticated sensors to provide early detection and warning of home fires across two informal settlements. In eight months, the coalition designed, manufactured, and...
While South Africa is subject to a wide variety of natural and human-induced hazards, the three that occur most frequently – floods, droughts and fires – are all associated with water, its excess or its lack. South Africa is a water-stressed country and lack of sufficient water is the most...
Case study of Dr Kenneth Kaunda District Municipality in South Africa which used disaster risk reduction training to empower girls in townships. They worked in partnership with research institutions and local government officials and are spreading key messages of resilience among neighbouring...
A case study from a township in South Africa that participated in a research project that used community based risk assessments to inform development policies in local government.  Their hope is that the research will make their community safer. One in a series of video case studies created by the...