Tag: Africa

100 Resilient Cities: Updates from African Cities

In this video, Chief Resilience Officers from Accra, Addis Ababa, and Cape Town share how their cities are approaching the urgent challenges of our time.

Rural Rwanda is home to a pioneering solar power idea

The story of a group of London graduates who, apparently against the odds, have helped thousands of people in Africa access energy from the Sun.

Beware of Valentine’s Day online scams

While the internet houses a large number of dating sites that serve their purpose, many abound with romance scams - especially near Valentine's Day!

Parched Cape Town, flood-prone Miami help cities confront water risks

How increasingly, unpredictable rainfall, flooding and droughts are impacting cities across their water cycle.

Can Blockchain bring an end to corruption?

After thousands of years of fighting against corruption, blockchain might just be the answer everyone was searching for!

Major environmental disasters: September 2017

September was the most active month ever recorded for tropical cyclones in the Atlantic Ocean. See the list of major environmental disasters in September 2017.

UN-Habitat – What is Resilience?

UN-Habitat’s goal is to increase the resilience of cities to the impacts of natural and human-made crises. Find out what is UN-Habitat doing for resilience.

Yet another unhelpful stab at why people become terrorists

When I was in grade 13 – which in my day was the last year of high school in the province of Ontario, which I suppose just underscores how old I really am – I remember taking an exam in functions and relations, one of three mathematics options at the time (calculus and algebra were the other ...

How drones are changing humanitarian disaster response

While so much of the news coverage about drones lately has focused on their negatives, like interfering with air traffic and the use of armed drones, they have also quietly been finding far more positive application in the humanitarian sector. The United Nations launched its first unarmed surveillance drones in December 2013, flying them over ...

Upcoming training opportunities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

Check out our upcoming training and certification opportunities in September, October and November.

Become a certified ISO 31000 Lead Risk Manager

Risks affecting organisations can have consequences in terms of economic performance and professional reputation, as well as environmental, safety and societal outcomes. Managing risk effectively helps organisations to perform well in an environment full of uncertainty. That’s why they turn to ISO 31000 to support themselves in this task! Become a certified ISO 31000 Lead ...

Risk of Gulf of Mexico tropical system increases

Waters around southeastern Mexico and over the south-central Atlantic have the potential to yield the next tropical systems of the 2017 hurricane season. Tropical system may form near the southwestern Gulf of Mexico next week A broad area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms over Central America will drift northward over the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico ...