17 Dec 2014
We have seen that involving communities in the recovery process brings special commitment and speeds up recovery. UNDP Photo
In China there is an old proverb that goes: “If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.”
As we look at how things have changed since the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami we can see how UNDP has worked with partners to educate people across the spectrum, to ensure that fewer lives are lost when disaster strikes.
For years, we have been working to support governments in reducing risks from disaster, in helping communities build resilience, and in assisting to set up early warning systems. …