Stories of Change


Too Much or Too Little: Communities Adapt to Extreme Weather Conditions in Odisha

A UNDP partnership with the government of Odisha supported by the Australian Agency for International Development is enabling communities in Puri district to adapt to extreme weather events. As a result of efforts to strengthen community water management systems, crop yield has increased more than tmore


Knowledge for Action: United Nations Solution Exchange Receives Global Recognition

The United Nations flagship knowledge management initiative, Solution Exchange has received the eWorld Public Choice Award at the Second eWorld Forum in New Delhi on 15 June. The growing network of over 35,000 members has been recognized in the category of ‘Best Initiative for Localized Application/more


My Home, My Way: UNDP Helps Disaster Victims Build Back Better

A Government of Bihar and UNDP pilot helped rebuild climate resilient houses devastated by the Kosi floods of 2008 through empowering local communities to own the reconstruction process. A pilot initiative supported by the Government of Bihar and UNDP and implemented by the Owner Driven Reconstructimore


Overcoming a Cycle of Misery: Bahraich Recreates the Magic of Monsoons

In a decade long partnership between UNDP and the Government of India, communities and local administration have been empowered to respond to disasters better. Years later, the people of Bahraich show the impact of this empowerment. They have been awarded with the 2011 Times of India Social Impact Amore


DRM - Community Volunteers Instrumental in Bihar Flood

The strength of disaster mitigation and management depends on the level of community involvement. UNDP’s Disaster Risk Management (DRM) project has been able to mobilize volunteers through the initiative. This sense of civic engagement has proven an asset during the recent floods in Bihar. Kiran Devmore


UEVRP: Mainstreaming Disaster Preparedness

Around 59 percent of the total land in India is vulnerable to earthquakes. A lack of awareness and capacity to cope with the calamity accentuates the loss of lives and livelihoods. UNDP India addresses this lacuna together with the Ministry of Home Affairs. Disaster PreparednessThe project on Umore


United Nations Volunteers

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is inspired by the conviction that volunteerism can transform the pace and nature of development. This is also true in a disaster situation. Taking Challenges in their Stride The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is inspired by the conviction thmore

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Disaster Management in India

India is highly vulnerable to natural disasters, losing about two percent of the GDP on an average to disasters. This publication by the Ministry of Home Affairs, and supported by UNDP highlights policies and programmes undertaken by the Government of India to mitigate disaster risk, and areas of action to make the country disaster resilient in the future.

Monthly newsletter of the Disaster Management Unit, UNDP, New Delhi, India

The newsletter highlights various initiatives undertaken by the states in disaster management planning under the GoI-UNDP Disaster Risk Reduction Programme in November-December, 2011.

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