eC2: Technical Assistance in Assessment of Extreme Weather and Climatic Risks in the Federated States of Micronesia and Republic of the Marshall Islands

Deadline: 07-Nov-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)vn-communitybased-disasterrisk-780x439

The objective of the assignment is to initiate the corporate engagement and awareness strategy through facilitating a high level conference to bringing together support organizations, WSMEs, Corporations, financial institutes and policy makers to created awareness and facilitate market opportunities.

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Breaking the Link Between Extreme Weather and Extreme Poverty

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Because natural disasters tighten poverty’s grip on communities worldwide, disaster risk reduction goes hand in hand with poverty reduction, and vice versa
  • A new World Bank report finds the impact of extreme weather on poverty is more devastating than previously understood, responsible for annual consumption losses of $520 billion and pushing 26 million people into poverty every year
  • Targeted resilience-building interventions protect poor people from adverse weather events and can help countries and communities save $100 billion a year

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