The report of the event focuses on the pressing need to upscale wetland solutions for disaster risk reduction. The session featured prominent speakers who offered valuable insights into the potential of wetlands as nature-based solutions (NbS).
Wetlands International
This picture shows a boy with crutches in the Dadaab refugee camp in Somalia.
Fighting inequality for a resilient future is the theme of this year’s International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction. It highlights the vicious cycle between disasters and inequality
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
Scene of destruction after the second passage of Cyclone Freddy in Zambézia province, Mozambique
The AfDB teamed up with the ARC Group to establish the Africa Disaster Risk Financing Programme in 2018. This program enhances African countries’ resilience and response to climate shocks by improving their management of climate disaster risks.
African Development Bank
connecting technology
Representatives from high-tech companies such as Oracle, Amazon, and Esri joined community humanitarian organizers and academic researchers in energetic and open dialog on topics such as "Unleashing Innovation for Disaster Resilience".
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
A student rides a bike through the floods in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Marking the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction on Friday, UN chief António Guterres called on countries everywhere to boost resilience and adaptation, to build a safer and more just future for all.
United Nations News Centre
Nepal - Badil Lama is an engineer trained in landslide mitigation by building safer roads
To prepare the local government and community to respond before, during, and after shocks, Bhotekoshi Rural Municipality organised a functional level forecast-based action-shock responsive social protection (FbA-SRSP) simulation in September 2023.
People in Need
Young men in a downpour in Colombo, Sri Lanka
Drought struck the North, North Central and Eastern Provinces of Sri Lanka this August and September generating cascading consequences for the entire island.
International Water Management Institute
A poor boy collecting garbage waste from a landfill site in the outskirts of Delhi. Hundreds of children work at these sites to earn their livelihood.
A closer look at the link between inequality, disaster resilience, and the urgent need for equitable solutions, unpacking the complex dynamics at play between inequality and disasters.
International Science Council (ISC)
Haiti aerial view
When disasters strike, they disproportionately affect marginalized communities, exacerbating existing inequalities and pushing them deeper into poverty. Fighting inequality is critical to build a stronger and safer future for everyone.
United Nations Development Coordination Office
View of the Bangaldesh coast
Bangladesh's coastal cities and towns are not just grappling with the direct impacts of climate change but are also contending with socio-economic challenges that are exacerbating their vulnerability.
Global Center on Adaptation

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