The Study “Realizing the potential of livestock for food security, poverty reduction and the environment in Sub-Saharan Africa” will be presented and disseminated on 28 September, in New York. The focus of the Study is on realizing the potential of livestock for food security, poverty reduction and the environment in Sub-Saharan Africa. This study was undertaken by a research team from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI).
4 Aug 2014 - New research, the African Livestock Futures Study investigating plausible trajectories for African livestock up to 2050, indicates potential for growth in livestock production and demand in Africa, contributing greatly to wealth, employment, economic growth as well as to the resilience and productivity of producers’ livelihoods, and to the food security, nutrition and sustainable development of all.
The European Commission lays out its primary vision on how the European Union should contribute to the global efforts to reduce the impact of disasters.
By Olga B. Jonas, The World Bank - This paper looks at pandemic risk, what it means for development, and how management of this risk could be improved, both in countries and internationally. The paper was motivated by the prevalence of pandemic myths. Widely held beliefs—that pandemics are inevitable and thus not worth worrying about, that the health sector is managing the risks, and that the pandemic risk is not a development issue—lead to underestimation of pandemic risk, scant preparedness, and inadequate prevention. Examining the reasons why these myths persist could help governments and international organizations improve management of the risks associated with pandemics. Read more and download full paper from UN-Influenza.org website: Pandemic Risk paper for the WDR 2014
The Towards a Safer World (TASW) initiative was launched after the last ISDR Global Platform in 2011.
The first phase of the initiative was to review the impact of 'whole-of-society' pandemic preparedness efforts since 2005. 11 parameters were used in the analysis and key achievements and lessons were identified.
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) launched the Health and Climate Atlas yesterday. The Atlas features a section and case studies devoted to climate-related health emergencies.
- Simulation exercises on influenza pandemic responses in the Asia-Pacific region