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Navigating complexity through knowledge coproduction: mainstreaming ecosystem services into disaster risk reduction
28/07 - 2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences (PNAS), vol. 112, no. 24, 2015, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1414374112:The article elucidates a knowledge coproduction approach based on social–ecological systems research and assess its utility in generating shared knowledge and action for ecosystem services. The approach was piloted in South Africa across...
Information and communication technologies and climate change adaptation in Latin America and the Caribbean: a framework for action
28/07 - 2015
Climate and Development, volume 7, issue 3, 2015, doi:10.1080/17565529.2014.951021:The paper presents an analytical model for conceptualizing the contribution of existing ICTs to climate change adaptation, and a framework for evaluating ICT success. The authors the framework to four case studies of ICTs in use for early warning systems and managing...
Turning the humanitarian system on its head: saving lives and livelihoods by strengthening local capacity and shifting leadership to local actors
27/07 - 2015
In this research report, Oxfam puts the humanitarian system under the lens and finds that it must change to remain effective; with locally led humanitarian action whenever possible; adequate funding to state and non-state actors in affected countries; and stronger partnerships between international and local actors, focusing on strengthening local capacity.The...
Adaptation strategies after cyclone in southwest coastal Bangladesh: pro poor policy choices
27/07 - 2015
American Journal of Rural Development, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2015, doi: 10.12691/ajrd-3-2-2:This research paper explores the ‘atlas of the locally adopted strategies' to cope with adverse effects of cyclone Aila in southwest coastal Bangladesh. Particularly, this research has explored the community level practices in agriculture, housing, water resources,...
Global estimates 2015: people displaced by disasters
24/07 - 2015
This annual report draws on information from a wide range of sources, including governments, UN and international organisations, NGOs and media, to provide up-to-date figures and analysis on displacement caused by disasters associated with rapid-onset geophysical and weather-related hazards such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, floods and storms....
Managing flood and coastal erosion risk: April 2014 to March 2015
24/07 - 2015
The report describes the extensive work undertaken by all risk management authorities to (i) manage the risks from flooding and coastal erosion, (ii) achieve the objectives of the National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management (FCERM) Strategy for England, (iii) plan for future flood and coastal erosion risk. It also reports how lead local flood...

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World: World: OCHA Presence 2015 (as of May 2015)
14/07 - 2015
Source: ReliefWeb, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: World

World: World: OCHA Presence 2014 (as of December 2014)
14/07 - 2015
Source: ReliefWeb, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: World

World: Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit Missions in 2014
22/04 - 2015
Source: ReliefWeb, UN Environment Programme, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Georgia, Madagascar, Mozambique, Philippines, Serbia, Solomon Islands, Tajikistan, World

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) respond to environmental emergencies through the Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit (JEU). JEU combines UNEP's environmental expertise with the OCHA-coordinated humanitarian network. This helps to ensure an integrated approach by coordinating international efforts and mobilizing partners.

World: ReliefWeb User Survey Results 2014
18/04 - 2015
Source: ReliefWeb
Country: World

World: Test posting from Kindle Fire
2/04 - 2015
Source: ReliefWeb, Logistics Cluster
Country: World
World: test for posting from ipad
31/03 - 2015
Source: ReliefWeb
Country: Mali, Syrian Arab Republic, World, Yemen

Drought news

"drought" AND (africa - Google News

"drought" AND (africa - Google News
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What does a drought in Africa have to do with hurricanes hitting South Florida? - Palm Beach Post (blog)
23/07 - 2015

Palm Beach Post (blog)

What does a drought in Africa have to do with hurricanes hitting South Florida?
Palm Beach Post (blog)
(PHOTO: Saharan dust as seen from a NOAA jet flying at 45,000 feet northeast of Barbados. Cumulus clouds can be seen poking thorugh the tops of the dust layer, which is seen as a milky white haze. Photo by Jason Dunion, NOAA Hurricane Division).

South Africa Seen Cutting 2015 Corn Output Estimate on Drought - Bloomberg
27/07 - 2015

South Africa Seen Cutting 2015 Corn Output Estimate on Drought
Bloomberg
South Africa, the continent's largest producer of corn, will probably cut its estimate for output of the grain in 2015 by 0.2 percent as a drought damaged the crop, a survey showed. Farmers will reap 9.74 million metric tons this season, according to ...

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South Africa pours funds into drought relief - South Africa.info
16/07 - 2015

South Africa pours funds into drought relief
South Africa.info
"Previously, the eThekwini and Amajuba municipal areas were not included in areas under water pressures, but a recent assessment has since dictated that drought alerts and relief efforts be directed to these two areas as well," said Makonyane.

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Drought raises fears that Africa could go to bed hungry this year, but it's ... - Mail & Guardian Africa
13/07 - 2015

Drought raises fears that Africa could go to bed hungry this year, but it's ...
Mail & Guardian Africa
THE Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has sounded the warning that this year's food production projections for Africa are likely to be far lower than last year's, with most regions expected to post reduced grain harvests. In Southern Africa ...

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On four continents, historic droughts wreak havoc - USA TODAY
26/07 - 2015

USA TODAY

On four continents, historic droughts wreak havoc
USA TODAY
California's historic drought appears to be matched by severe dry spells on three other continents. Brazil, North Korea and South Africa are bearing the brunt of much lower-than-average precipitation, wreaking havoc on millions of peoples' lives and ...
Man-made climate change: 4 continents hit by historic droughts affecting millionsChristianToday

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