Stories of Change

  • Too Much or Too Little: Communities Adapt to Extreme Weather Conditions in OdishaToo Much or Too Little: Communities Adapt to Extreme Weather Conditions in OdishaFeb 10, 2015A 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.

  • Knowledge for Action: United Nations Solution Exchange Receives Global RecognitionKnowledge for Action: United Nations Solution Exchange Receives Global RecognitionAug 8, 2013The 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/ Content’.

  • My Home, My Way: UNDP Helps Disaster Victims Build Back BetterMy Home, My Way: UNDP Helps Disaster Victims Build Back BetterAug 12, 2013A pilot initiative supported by the Government of Bihar and UNDP and implemented by the Owner Driven Reconstruction Collaborative has helped build climate resilient houses devastated by the Kosi floods of 2008 through empowering local communities to own the reconstruction process.

  • Overcoming a Cycle of Misery: Bahraich Recreates the Magic of MonsoonsOvercoming a Cycle of Misery: Bahraich Recreates the Magic of MonsoonsJun 8, 2012In 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.

  • DRM - Community Volunteers Instrumental in Bihar FloodDRM - Community Volunteers Instrumental in Bihar FloodJun 8, 2012The 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.

  • UEVRP: Mainstreaming Disaster PreparednessUEVRP: Mainstreaming Disaster PreparednessJun 8, 2012Around 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.

  • United Nations VolunteersUnited Nations VolunteersJun 8, 2012 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.

Publications
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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