UNESCO seeks to build peace through international cooperation in Education, the Sciences and Culture. UNESCO's work on disaster and climate resilience is guided by the Sendai Framework for DRR, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). By operating at the interface between natural and social sciences, education, culture and communication, UNESCO plays a vital role in constructing a global culture of resilient communities. UNESCO assists countries in protecting UNESCO designated and affiliated sites from disaster and climate change impact, and further strengthens their scientific and technological capacity in identifying, monitoring hazards as well as preparing for them via Early Warning Systems.
As one of CADRI’s Technical Partners, UNESCO deploys specialized expertise to support CADRI work at global, regional and country level. UNESCO led the development of the CADRI Capacity Diagnosis and Planning module for the Cultural Heritage sector.
UNESCO deploys specialized expertise in response to country demand for CADRI Partnership services in the areas of disaster preparedness and readiness, and emergency response, more specifically in:
- Water related disasters: science for hydrology and water resource management for preparation and response to extreme hydrological events
- Prevention and management of geo-hydrological hazards
- Disaster Risk Reduction in the educational system
- Science education for DRR
- Integrated Disaster Risk Management systems of Cultural heritage
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