Updates

The US-ASEAN Business Council, the U.S. Government through the USAID, and the ASEAN announced a plan to redesign the ASEAN SME Academy, an ongoing e-learning platform for MSMEs in Southeast Asia initially launched in 2016.
A woman wearing a face mask to protect herself from COVID-19 walking across a yellow bridge.
Over the past two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the world, and its consequences have been particularly severe for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged populations.
IRP Forum 2022
The International Recovery Forum 2022, with the theme, “BRedesigning Systems for Resilience through Recovery: Assessing Progress and the Unfinished Agenda at the Midpoint of the Sendai Framework ,” was held online on 19 January 2022.
Every 10 years, NOAA releases an analysis of U.S. weather of the past three decades that calculates average values for temperature, rainfall and other conditions. That time has come again. Known as the U.S. Climate Normals, these 30-year averages — now
Global Report on Food Crises confirms World Food Programme and humanitarian community's worst fears over critical nutrition At least 155 million people in 55 countries faced acute hunger in 2020 — 20 million more than 2019, according to figures from the
This article commemorates the disaster by reflecting on what it has taught us over in regards to infrastructure resilience, risk identification and preparedness.
Since the year 2000, only one city located in an advanced market economy has been severely impacted by an earthquake.
The CES is the world’s second-costliest insured earthquake loss in history and supports the New Zealand regulator’s 1-in-1,000-year capital requirement.
Indonesia's National Disaster Mitigation Agency has announced that there will be classes on disaster mitigation at 250,000 schools located in disaster-prone areas. The classes will either be integrated into the curriculum or through extracurricular activities and, unlike previous efforts, anyone can administer them, not just ministry staff.
A new UNESCAP report analyses the impact of disasters on SIDS and maps out the impact on a cluster of SDGs. While the Pacific SIDS are heavily reliant on ocean resources, most of the disasters that affect them are oceanogenic. To build resilient SIDS, there is a need to connect the dots - science, geospatial data, statistics, and policy interfaces.