Picture this. Maria watches the gathering clouds uneasily as she hurries home, hoping to beat the coming storm. As a single mother living in a hillside slum community outside San Salvador, she knows her flimsy tin-roofed shack offers little protection against heavy rains. Three years ago, when tropical storm Amanda hit, she and her two young children huddled together on … [Read more...] about A Storm Blows in Inequality – 3 Solutions to Adapt to Climate Change While Fighting Poverty
We live in a constantly changing world, making it essential to prepare for facing challenges in contemporary life. Tourism is a sector that has been affected by various crises and disasters over the years, ranging from extreme weather events to economic and political crises. In the past three years alone, the COVID-19 pandemic, large-scale forest fires, and international … [Read more...] about Global Tourism Resilience Day: Recommendations for Crisis and Disaster Management in the Tourism Sector
The Caribbean countries are highly exposed to climate events, and buildings, especially housing, are particularly vulnerable. Those countries with a higher use of resilient materials perform better against climate impact and have smaller overall economic losses. Cement and steel are among the most important resilient building materials in the Caribbean, but also require … [Read more...] about 3 Ways to Decarbonize a Resilient Building in the Caribbean
"To be Peruvian is to celebrate the greatness of ceviche," Gastón Acurio (Cebiche Power, 2015). In December 2023, UNESCO's Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, meeting in Kasane, Botswana, inscribed the preparation and consumption of Peruvian ceviche in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of … [Read more...] about From Sea to Table: How did Peruvian Ceviche Achieve Recognition as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity?
In the realm of development interventions, where efforts aim towards addressing multifaceted challenges such as poverty alleviation and infrastructure development, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) plays a pivotal role. Recently, the IDB updated its Environmental and Social Policy Framework, emphasizing the importance of fostering inclusive and prosperous societies … [Read more...] about Why Assessing Contextual Risks Matters: How Understanding the Context Contributes to the Effectiveness of Operations