Catalysing Change Week | 1–5 May 2023

Solutions from the Frontlines

Re-calibrating organisations to be ready for climate emergencies

10 May 2022 | 09:00 - 10:00 CEST
Online/offline hybrid regional and country events

Around the world, as the rate of climate-induced disasters is doubling every decade, and there has been an exponential rise in the number of people affected and in need of assistance. The role in responding to the needs of communities during the crisis is usually limited to providing immediate relief after disasters. There is a need to go beyond the relief and recovery at the community level. Equally important is for organisations to augment their capacity to be disaster-ready. They need to have the necessary skills, tools and training to be able to respond to disasters effectively aim at building resilience. They also need to strengthen the local service delivery mechanisms to operate with minimal interruption even during and after a disaster. The event/session links to the themes of SDGs and Climate Action will aim to discuss current climate-disaster challenges faced in their ongoing work with communities across Asia, identify and address capacity gaps and seek solutions. The way forward discussed at the event will inform the pathways towards larger climate action discourses and pave intervention for organisations and people to anticipate and strengthen disaster resilience at the local level.

The hosts

Dr. Manu Gupta Ms. Shivangi Chavda Dr. Animesh Kumar Mr. Mohamed Hanan Ms. Sema Genel Karaosmanoğlu

Sustainable development goals

GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities GOAL 13: Climate Action GOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal

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