Special Envoys from the Troika of the Governments of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and Norway visited Jonglei State in South Sudan on 15 October.

UN Peacekeepers help move families from a flooded “Protection of Civilians (PoC)” site to a new site at the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) base in Bor, the capital of Jonglei State. (Photo: UN Photo Isaac Billy)

Resilience

Tonje Hisdal Johannessen|Published 12. Jun 2016
Disasters occur with increased frequency and magnitude. NORCAP supports national authorities and regional institutions with expertise within disaster risk management and climate change adaptation.

Population growth, urbanisation and increased settlement in exposed areas intensifies people’s vulnerability to natural hazards. The number of people displaced by disasters is at least three times higher than those displaced by conflict. NORCAP invests in efforts to reduce the impact of natural hazards in order to save lives, reduce economic losses and avoid displacement.

People, communities and countries become more resilient when their ability to anticipate, prevent, manage and recover from crisis is strengthened. NORCAP support in terms of disaster risk management and climate change adaptation includes helping develop and coordinate national policies and action plans.

During the Sahel mid-day heat, liveshock of all kinds seek shadow under the trees. Photo: NRC/Christian Jepsen
Read caption During the Sahel mid-day heat, livestock of all kinds seek shadow under the trees. (Photo: NRC/Christian Jepsen)


Field example

In the vulnerable Sahel region in West-Africa, NORCAP provides broad support to a variety of partners to build resilience against the recurrent drought and floods. Our experts help to develop and improve strategies at the local, national and regional level, with climate services as a key component.

By building resilience and focusing on longer term goals, NORCAP helps vulnerable countries and communities prevent and prepare for future crisis. Ensuring that relevant and understandable climate information reaches decision makers, vulnerable groups and local communities in sufficient time for them to plan and adapt is crucial, and NORCAP experts play a vital role in making this happen.