After the last disaster is before the next one: The value of pre- and post-event learning for disaster resilience

‘Unprecedented’ events and ‘unexpected’ impacts are commonly to blame after major floods and other disasters. While the realities of both disaster risk and climate change are that they are uncertain, many disasters have historical precursors and foreseeable impacts if careful attention is paid to the dimensions of risk including physical hazards and the exposure and vulnerability of people and assets to harm. Building disaster resilience requires learning from both the past and present, and from successes and failures, to prepare for whatever the future may hold—and it’s best not to wait until the next disaster strikes.

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Pumpkins against poverty and climate change in Bangladesh

Pumpkin farming in Bangladesh helps some of the most vulnerable people to cope with floods & climate change and so escape poverty. This reveals critical lessons for some of the biggest problems our world faces.

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