Disaster prevention, risk management and climate change adaptation
We aim to reduce the risk and impact of disasters on the urban and rural poor. We do this by strengthening and capacity building for the protection of lives and livelihoods, and incorporating disaster risk management into development policies.
This work is concentrated on the following themes:
The impacts of disasters on the poor have been increasing in the Andean region, mainly due to poor management of natural resources and the vulnerability, exacerbated in the absence of policies for prevention and risk reduction. The 57,000 disasters in the Andean countries between 1970 and ...Read more
Peru faces a range of natural hazards each year and the presence of the El Niño Phenomenon creates unique flood related challenges. To tackle these hazards the government of Peru introduced a new law in 2011, which outlines new responsibilities for local government to deliver on risk re...Read more