13 March 2015
The Road to Transforming Disaster Risk Reduction in Odisha
While natural disasters have caused widespread devastation in India, the country is investing billions in stronger early warning systems, strengthening the ability of communities, institutions and governments to respond to disaster; and taking a longer term view on sustainable development. In Odisha, where UNDP has worked closely since the super cyclone in 1999, the preparedness of people in this coastal state has been transformed.
23 January 2015
A Roof Still Standing : Building Disaster Resilience in Odisha
Between 2000 and 2007, UNDP partnered with the Government of Odisha to promote housing technologies that could enable people to build safer and more resilient homes in highly vulnerable areas of the Odisha coast. The project, which was supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and Care Today, constructed more than 60 buildings that demonstrated that a combination of low-cost disaster resilient building technologies and indigenous building materials could help people build structures to withstand natural disasters.