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  • ecosystem-based solutions for disaster risk reduction

    31/10/2018 - On DRR Day 2018, PfR partners SEEDS India organised an awareness campaign to promote the adoption of ecosystem-based solutions for disaster risk reduction. Disasters cannot always be prevented, but the impact can be reduced considerably by taking adequate preventive measures.
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  • Kerala floods: from the eyes of wetlands

    13/10/2018 - The beautiful southern India state of Kerala was devastated by unprecedented floods in August 2018. On this years' DRR Day, we like to emphasise the importance of wetlands. Read a blog from Mr Ritesh Kumar, PfR India, on the role of wetlands in reducing disaster risks
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  • Why people matter: moving from rhetoric to practice in public engagement

    28/09/2018 - Last week Thandie Mwape attended the International Conference for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, where she gave a presentation on behalf of PfR on private sector & community engagement to reach the SDGs. Read here the blog she wrote about it
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  • Improved livelihoods for fishing communities in Odisha, India

    12/09/2018 - Ms Kamann, a mother of three, and Ms Boiday (photo) live in the village of Gokharkuda, Gopalpur district, on the coast of the cyclone-prone eastern Indian state Odisha. For them fishing is life. The families rely almost entirely on both fresh and dried fish for an income that used, at least, to be adequate. But then things began to get more difficult.
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  • Sea wardens protect ecosystems and livelihoods

    07/09/2018 - Week of inspiring stories, day 5: Sea wardens protect ecosystems and livelihoods in the Calicoan Islands, Philippines. Calicoan Island in the southern part of Guiuan has a population of 7,600 in the four villages on the Island, almost 100% of whom are dependent on fishing for livelihoods and food options.
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  • Empowered communities mobilise government funds to increase their flood safety

    06/09/2018 - Week of inspiring stories, day 4: Empowered communities mobilise government funds to increase their flood safety in Bihar, India. 'All villages in India should develop and implement DRR plans, as it really has changed our lives in a positive way: our experiences should be replicated!' said Mr Achhelal Padean, DRR committee member in Booktha.
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  • Risk management pilot gives hope to Kinatarkan Islanders and beyond

    05/09/2018 - Week of inspiring stories, day 3: A story from the Philippines "Risk management pilot gives hope to Kinatarkan Islanders and beyond". Something magical occurred in a shed on a pleasantly hot afternoon on Kinatarkan island, in the Philippines, in mid-November last year.
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  • Promoting an inclusive multi stakeholder design in Northern Kenya

    04/09/2018 - Week of inspiring stories, day 2: In Kenya, PfR is involved in the LAPSSET Corridor Project, a regional infrastructure project aiming to facilitate economic growth between the Eastern African countries, which is being implemented in the three counties where PfR is active - Samburu, Laikipia and Isiolo.
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  • Leading the way in gender equality in Guatemala

    03/09/2018 - This week is the week of inspiring stories ! Today: Leading the way in gender equality in Guatemala. Guatemala is highly vulnerable to disasters. Women, compared to men, suffer disproportionately from these disasters due to challenges in equal rights and opportunities.
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  • Polder model 2.0 in Mali

    28/08/2018 - Mopti in central Mali is a densely populated town of about 80,000 inhabitants along the banks of the mighty Niger river. Maren Striker recently visited the area and wrote a blog about it
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