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Education tools for rural flood risk in Malawi

Stakeholder-Based Development Planning of the Shire River Basin’s Water and Natural Resources in Southern Malawi

The aim of the Shire River Basin Management Programme is to increase sustainable social, economic and environmental benefits by planning, developing and managing the basin’s natural resources.

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Session 1: Introduction

Session 1: Introduction

 An introduction to Y-Adapt ending in a creative competition where teams present real-life examples of youth-led adaptations from around the world.

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Session 2: Climate change challenge

Session 2: Climate change challenge

A playful session that demonstrates weather compared to climate, leading into an energetic game that teaches about the greenhouse effect, global warming and climate change. 

 

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Session 3: Map the hazard

Session 3: Map the hazard

Critical thinking challenge to map out extreme weather and its impacts. Voting determines the most frequent and impactful hazards in the local community. 

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Session 4: See the system

Session 4: See the system

A card game to see how people, places and things (resources) fit into systems, followed by an activity to systematically brainstorm and prioritise community resources.

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Session 5: Act to adapt

Session 5: Act to adapt

A giant board game that gets youth to prioritise resources in their community which are vulnerable to extreme weather. Youth negotiate to take individual or collective actions to adapt resources.

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Mountain and Lowland Linkages

Mountain and lowland linkages: A Climate Change perspective in the Himalayas

This science brief highlights the linkages between upland and lowland areas with respect to specific themes in mountain ecosystems. 

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Ethiopia drought adaptation

This blog describes UNDP's experiences in Ethiopia as it faces its worst drought in 50 years and underlies the critical role that climate adaptation efforts play in sustaining livelihoods.

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Kings College London

King’s College London is one of England’s oldest and most prestigious university institutions: a multi-faculty research-led university college based in the heart of London.

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Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters

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Beyond Resilience

"Climate Change's Role in Disaster Risk Reduction's Future: Beyond Vulnerability and Resilience" is a new paper freely available for download. Read the summary here.

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Transnational climate impacts

Climate change – and adaptation to it – will occur in a globalized, hyper-connected world. 

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AdaptCap India

AdaptCap Project in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, India

India has a 7,500 km long, densely populated coast line, which is vulnerable to coastal floods, erosion and cyclones. The...

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National Disaster Management Institute

Formed in 1999, the INGC is responsible for conducting mitigation efforts (such as collection and analysis of data), undertaking preparedness measures (e.g.

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Nepal Disasters Background

A description of Nepal's vulnerability to disasters, including weather related disasters such as floods, storms, landslides and avalanches.

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Nepal: Adaptation Options

Review of potential measures for reducing vulnerability in Nepal

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Nepal Understanding Trends

Impacts of rising temperature

While the magnitude of change is uncertain, it is clear that the climate of Nepal will warm significantly in the coming century. The impact of this warming...

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Nepal Identifying Hazards

This article describes a process used for mapping climatic hazards in Nepal.

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Nepal Conditions and Trends

Highlighting climate-related hazards in Nepal is key to intervention. Screening begins by allowing the user to reframe the problem in the context of local conditions.

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Nepal Vulnerability Assessment

The process begins with vulnerability exposure analysis. This links to a participatory exercise on defining scenarios of the reference vulnerability (changes in exposure unit), climatic stresses...

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Asian Disaster Preparedness Center

The Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) is a non-profit organization supporting the advancement of safer communities and sustainable development, through implementing programs and projects th

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Mozambique NCAP Project

NCAP Mozambique: Climate Adaptation, Water and Disasters

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Defining the Community's Role in Disaster Mitigation

This is a briefing paper by Practical Answers (technical advice service of Practical Action). It outlines how and why communities must participate in disaster mitigation.

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