By 2030, 60% of the world’s population is predicted to live in urban areas. With the growing effect of climate change, cities, citizens, and the private sector will need to work together to prevent wide scale loss of life and environmental and infrastructure damage. This series showcases the practical ways cities and local authorities, governments, businesses and sustainable development stakeholders can plan to build resilience and reduce disaster impact.Read More ↓
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UNDRR (formerly UNISDR) is the United Nations focal point for disaster risk reduction. UNDRR oversees the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, supporting countries in its implementation, monitoring and sharing what works in reducing existing risk and preventing the creation of new risk.
Throughout the 43 years since its foundation, GOAL has responded to almost all of the world’s major humanitarian crises. While GOAL continues to be an agile first-responder to humanitarian crises, it is also committed to working with vulnerable communities to help them survive crises and support them on the road to recovery. GOAL aims to increase the resilient wellbeing of the world’s poorest people and focuses on those who are excluded or marginalised, particularly those who are vulnerable due to socio-economic status, gender or age.
Founded in 1955, HELVETAS is a leading international development NGO. Our headquarters are in Switzerland, with independent affiliate members in Germany and the USA. With about 250 projects worldwide, HELVETAS is present across 30 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe, initiating real change in the lives of over three million disadvantaged people each year. Our three working areas are Voice, Inclusion, and Cohesion; Skills, Jobs, and Income; and Water, Food, and Climate. Helvetas is also increasingly engaged in emergency relief, reconstruction and rehabilitation, as well as urban development.