The demonstrations sweeping across the world today signal that, despite unprecedented progress against poverty, hunger and disease, many societies are not working as they should. The connecting thread, is inequality.
Just as the gap in basic living standards is narrowing for millions of people, the necessities to thrive have evolved. A new generation of inequalities is opening up, around education, and around technology and climate change -- two seismic shifts that, unchecked, could trigger a ‘new great divergence’ in society of the kind not seen since the Industrial Revolution.
How can people be empowered to become agents of change, minimising disaster risks and ensuring sustainable and climate-smart human development? How can we collectively move from recovery to building resilience? How to put people at the centre of all disaster risk reduction efforts as agents of change, not just as potential victims?
Acting pre-emptively to reduce risks at the community level is increasingly recognised as a single most efficient and cost-effective way to reduce disaster risk and prevent future losses from hazards.The report focuses on flood disasters that struck countries of the region in 2014.
Establishing normal living conditions in flood-affected communities: assisting more than 610,000 people in BiH
On 15 August 2014 the European Union launched the EU Floods Recovery Programme for Bosnia and Herzegovina worth 43.52 million EUR, out of which the EU’s contribution is 42.24 million EUR, while UNDP participated with 1.28 million EUR.
Results: Rehabilitation of 4,640 homes for more than 16,240 people; Rehabilitation of 63 bridges, 51 roads, and 31 water and sanitation facilities, and the implementation of five risk reduction measures for more than 610,000 beneficiaries; Rehabilitation of 156 school and 12 kindergartens for more than 71,800 children and students; six health care providers for 288,381 users; four social work centres for 22,859 beneficiaries...
The research on BiH youth’s socio-economic perceptions was conducted with the aim of examining their views and experiences on a wide range of current issues, including on employment and job markets, political awareness and activism, mobility and EU accession. It was commissioned under the framework of the global EU-funded, UNDP-implemented project on „Building and Consolidating Capacities for Conflict Prevention“.
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