August 4, 2023

Resilient, ready & raring to go? Lessons & Best Practices in Hurricane Resilience in the Bahamas

  Small island nations are highly vulnerable to natural disasters, especially hurricanes. With the support of the India-UN Development Partnership Fund, the Abaco Community Center and Hurricane Shelter, located in the northern Bahamas, serves the dual purpose of community center […]
August 3, 2023

Increasing healthcare access for rural and indigenous women and children in Paraguay’s remote Chaco region

  The South American Chaco, a vast 1,280,000 km² territory shared by Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay, is one of South America’s last agricultural frontiers. A semi-arid region, it has both a low population density and one of the highest rates […]
August 3, 2023

Solar-pumped water distribution points ease domestic work in Dialakorodji, Mali

  Dialakorodji, in the northern suburbs of Mali’s capital Bamako, is known for its dynamic population, its cultural diversity where old traditions are maintained, and its growing urban development. As a result of the latter and of rapidly changing climate, […]
August 3, 2023

The multiplier effects of South-South Cooperation

  “South-South cooperation is built on the principles of equality, mutual respect and shared development. It recognizes that every nation, regardless of its economic status, has unique experiences, knowledge and expertise to contribute.” With these word, H.E. Mr. Ruchira Komboji, […]
August 3, 2023

Early childhood education is the foundation for improved learning in Grenada

What was once an old, dilapidated building in a rural village in Grenada has become a beacon for early childhood development in the eastern Caribbean Island. The Mount Horne Child Development Centre opened its doors in early 2020 to provide […]
August 3, 2023

Quick availability of parametric insurance funds helps Fiji recover from adverse weather events

  Completed in December 2022, the pilot project, Climate Disaster Risk Financing Framework and Parametric Insurance provided insurance coverage to an estimated 14,000 individuals from 2,147 households, of which 47% were women-led. Additionally, following a cyclone that ravaged some parts […]
May 31, 2023

Solar power lighting the way for energy security in 11 Pacific Island countries

While countries across the globe struggle with the ever-increasing impacts of the climate crisis and related disasters, the challenges faced by Small Island Developing States are particularly daunting. They are on the front lines of sea-level rise, are regularly battered […]
May 30, 2023

A relatively easy COVID-19 pandemic helped Tonga prepare for the next health disaster

In March of 2020, the world turned upside down. Across the globe, COVID-19 forced closures at borders, businesses and schools. Hospitals were overwhelmed. Governments scrambled to develop socially and economically balanced policies. And pharmaceutical companies worked round the clock to […]
May 30, 2023

Combined resources are driving early recovery and building resilience in Mozambique

In 2019, Mozambique was hit by two powerful tropical cyclones. First, Cyclone Idai made landfall in March, followed barely one month later by the more powerful Kenneth, the strongest cyclone ever seen in the country’s recorded history. Winds reached as […]