Using Climate and Disaster Risk Information to Build Resilience
Climate and disaster risk information are important tools for resilient development. Combining such information with participatory analysis and planning can create effective early warning systems, and inform forward-looking decision making at household and community levels. Through its programmes, Oxfam has built links with government agencies and local non-government organizations (NGOs) to ensure that information related to rapid-onset hazards is locally relevant, and accessible to women and people with disabilities. However, for this information to support preparedness for slow-onset hazards, Oxfam and others (including government) needs to increase equitable access to climate information.