Blogs Label: Takeaways

Global Resilience Academy at Surat, India

Takeaways Author: Sujith Sourab Guntoju

Surat, with almost 5 million population known for its diamond traders and active nightlife, is the first city in India to prepare a strategy document setting 7 Pillars; 20 Goals and 63 Initiatives. Out of which 4 such Initiatives were chosen for the Academy workshop where more than 40 experts in the field of urban transport, water management, river conservation etc. came together and shared their thoughts on these subjects and came up with some meaningful solutions to make the city resilient.

Evidence, urbanisation and ecosystems services in Asia

Takeaways Author: Jim Jarvie

ACCCRN has commissioned a series of scoping studies supported by our collaborating partner, the Ecosystems Services for Poverty Alleviation programme (ESPA). Taking in perspectives from Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam, they give insights into how evidence is used (or not) in urban decision-making in the context of ecosystems hazards and degradation happening as cities expand into their broader surroundings.

Takeaway Points from the Training On Storm-Resistant Housing Design and Construction in Da Nang

Takeaways Author: Anh Tran

Da Nang is one of the cities that is most affected by climate change in Vietnam because of storm surges and typhoons that take place almost every year. For the past month, ISET and the city of Da Nang organized 11 training sessions on housing design and construction in typhoon-affected areas to explore pathways for scaling up a storm-resilient housing model to the whole city.

Disaster Response Partnering Guidelines For Aid Providers and Mobile Network Operators

Takeaways Author: Jacob Korenblum

GSMA Disaster Response and Souktel have unveiled an ambitious new guide: “Building Effective Partnerships In Complex Environments.” It’s a first-ever resource to help mobile network operators join forces with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) more rapidly and effectively.

Coastal flood risk management: A step by step approach

Takeaways Author: Associated Programme on Flood Management

Coastal flood hazards are diverse and highly unpredictable. In order to develop an appropriate risk management response, it is essential to understand these hazards and their potential impacts. The following steps outline the building blocks for formulating a coastal flood risk management plan, which can be tailored according to the context of a country with its own particular hazards, stage of development, socio-cultural characteristics and institutional structure.