Typically, Disaster Risk Management (DRM) agencies assume that vulnerable populations will act on informational advisories, internalizing messaging accordingly to secure their safety. They assume that once appropriate information is received that people will behave in the way advised. This isn’t always the case. The sheer divergence of personal risk management behaviors … [Read more...] about Making better messages: Can behavioral design improve disaster risk communications?
Climate Change & Environment
For yet another year, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) working with the office of the Presidency of Trinidad and Tobago, hosted the Pr.A.I.S.E for the public sector 2021. This was the fourth iteration of this prestigious award as it continues to grow in Trinidad and Tobago. The idea is to recognize innovation and service excellence in public sector organizations and … [Read more...] about Pr.A.I.S.E for the Public Sector Shines in Trinidad and Tobago
https://player.vimeo.com/video/547677317?app_id=122963 Evan Cayetano, IDB Senior Water and Sanitation Specialist reads John Knight’s poem on Water. With its invigorating vegetation, rivers, waterfalls, and aqua jeweled-toned seas, Jamaica, formerly Xaymaca – the land of wood and water – is world-renowned for its beauty, watercourses and seas that keep visitors and locals … [Read more...] about Talisman the Goat and the Search for Water
Take a moment to picture the Caribbean 20 years from today. Think about the country where you live. What does it look like? Is it technologically advanced? Is it resilient? Are you safe, productive and happy? Every action that we take today creates the world we will live in tomorrow. It is with this and present challenges facing the region in mind, that the IDB and its … [Read more...] about A glimpse of what the Caribbean could be…
News of effective vaccines give us hope that soon, the pandemic will be behind us. Global leaders are now asking: how can we prepare for a better future? The pandemic and the climate crisis: rooted in the same social vulnerabilities, leading to similar social impacts A better future cannot simply mimic the pre-COVID world. This crisis has revealed how socioeconomic … [Read more...] about How climate-friendly strategies can help create good jobs in a carbon-free recovery