Best Practices Policy Notebook [PDF 3.7 Mb - Popular Version - last updated: Dec 2013 also available in Spanish and Bangla]
Virtual Meeting Report (Deliverable 4.3) [PDF file 693 Kb - last updated: Oct 2013]
Special Report on Stakeholder Advice to Policy Makers (Deliverable 4.4) [PDF file 543 Kb - last updated: Oct 2013]
Synthesis Report of Best Practices, Networks, Research Gaps, and Recommendations for fostering Capacity Development for DRR and CCA (Deliverable SD5) [PDF file 1287 Kb - last updated: Sept 10, 2013]
Report on Capacity Development on Disaster Risk Reduction (Deliverable 3.1) [PDF file 2260 Kb - last updated: Sept 2013]
Training Module: Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation (Deliverable 5.4)[PDF file 4.36 Mb - Sept 3,2013 - Also available in Spanish and Bangla]
Catalyst Regional Workshop Reports (Deliverable 4.2) [PDF file 2.55 Mb - last updated: Aug 19, 2013]
Before Disaster Strikes: Transformations in practice and policy – Central America and the Caribbean Region [PDF file 3.49 Mb - last updated: August 19,2013- Also available in Spanish]
Before Disaster Strikes: Transformations in practice and policy – European Mediterranean Region [PDF file 2.66 Mb - last updated: August 19,2013 - Also available in Spanish]
Before Disaster Strikes: Transformations in practice and policy – East and West Africa Region [PDF file 2.39 Mb - last updated: August 19,2013]
Before Disaster Strikes: Transformations in practice and policy - South and South-East Asia Region [PDF file 3.38 Mb - last updated: August 19,2013 - Also available in Bangla]Report on issues gaps and opportunities, network coverage (Deliverable 2.2) [PDF file, 1022 Kb]
CATALYST is an EU funded project that brings together those working in the general field of Capacity Development for Hazard Risk Reduction and Adaptation in order that they can identify and share information about best practices, identify knowledge gaps, and strengthen and extend existing networks.
04/04/2014 - CATALYST Blog initiated
20/12/2013 - CATALYST Final Symposium and Follow-up Workshop
20/12/2013 - Best Practices Policy Notebook - Popular version
This report in the form of a series of essays is aimed at policy-makers as well as practitioners. It focuses on the transformative approaches and measures that can support DRR and CCA and complements the regional Best Practices Papers: Before Disaster Strikes - Transformations in Practice and Policy by taking a multi-regional perspective.more...
06/11/2013 - The Virtual Meeting Report
The virtual meetings reported in the deliverable D4.3 are the results of the four regional Think Tank processes that comprise the CATALYST Think Tank on disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. more...
06/11/2013 - The Special Report on Stakeholder Advice to Policy
Makers is now available
At the conclusion of the CATALYST project, selected Think Tank Members from the UN, research, NGO and SME sectors were interviewed to find out what they considered to be the most urgent policy recommendations they would make to policy makers, in order to support their sector's work on DRR/CCA. They were then also asked about their recommendations for restructuring national and international funding mechanisms to support their sector. This report presents the responses of 11 Think Tank Members in the form of individual contributions, from which a summary of their main recommendations has been made. more...
10/09/2013 - A Synthesis Report of Best Practices, Networks ,Research Gaps, and Recommendations for Fostering Capacity Development for DRR and CCA is now available
A combined deliverable (incorporating D5.1, D5.2, and D5.3) is available. It is a Synthesis Report of Best Practices, Networks, Research Gaps, and Recommendations for fostering Capacity Development for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation more...
03/09/2013 - Training Module on Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation
The training module is intended to provide practitioners working in the areas of disaster risk management and climate change with a better understanding of the practice of DRR and CCA. The training materials are available to registered users on the E-learning platform of the United Nations University- Institute for Environment and Human Security: UNU-EHS online learning platform for Knowledge Exchange. The module is a work in progress and submodules will be added as a result of CATALYST follow up initiatives such as the CATALYST-Local Winter Academy. more...
03/09/2013 - New paper on "Climate risks as change factor in agricultural education"
Adaptation depends on co-operation among farmers, which at the same time is based on shared knowledge and information. This is demonstrated in several cases in various regions of the world as described in this article by Timmerman et al. The article demonstrates the influence that farm communities, when they act collectively, can have on authorities. While community action is more effective, the interaction between and among communities has also proven to contribute to the dissemination of good practices, as was demonstrated in the CATALYST project. more...
29/08/2013 - Call for application for CATALYST-Local Winter Academy on DRR and Climate Change Adaptation until Sept 8th.
The CATALYST-Local Winter Academy is inviting young research students and post-doctoral researchers from across Europe and Mexico to come to Guanajuato State in Mexico, to learn from experienced trainers and local communities about both the theory and practice of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. more...
TERI Report on Climate Proofing Guwahati, Assam City resilience strategy and Mainstreaming Plan
The city of Guwahati in Assam, India was an integral part of the assessment to identify channels for integrating adaptation and disaster risk reduction measures in planning and development. The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) together with the Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN), and have assessed the risk and vulnerability of the city and prepared a detailed City Resilience Strategy (CRS). The focus of the assessment is to facilitate adaptation initiatives and mainstream them into the city development paradigm to make Guwahati city more resilient and prepared for hazards. Read the report here: More
Territorial dynamics in Europe: natural hazards and climate change in European regions
A new report has been published by European Spatial Planning Observation Network (ESPON) about the exposure of European regions to natural disasters: Territorial dynamics in Europe: natural hazards and climate change in European regions. More
Synthesis Report: Consultations on a Post-2015 Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction (HFA2)
The report published by UNISDR provides an overview of the issues emerging to date on the consultations for and development of a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction (HFA2). The key purpose of this report is to provide the basis for continued consultations, and to inform a draft HFA2 following the Fourth Session of the Global Platform in May 2013. More
The latest Global assessment report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR) is available
The latest Global assessment report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR) is available. The GAR contributes to achieving the Hyogo Framework of Action (HFA) through monitoring risk patterns and trends and progress in disaster risk reduction while providing strategic policy guidance to countries and the international community. More
Disaster risk management in Asia and the Pacific: issues paper
This paper explores various issues surrounding disaster risk reduction in the Asia-Pacific region. Among other topics the paper outlines the interaction between risks, governments, and communities for successful risk management. More
Status of disaster risk management: plans for floods, hurricanes and drought in the agriculture sector - a Caribbean perspective
The report presents the findings of a study commissioned by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to review the status of development and implementation of disaster risk management (DRM) plans for the agriculture sector throughout the Caribbean. More
Mexico, Dec. 1-13, 2013
CATALYST-Local Winter Academy
[EDU&TRAINING] Belpasso, 1-7 September 2013:
Summer School Frontiers in Economics of Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction.
Financing Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Adaptation, Italy
13th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology
Coordination and Support Action
European Union's Seventh Framework Programme
1st October 2011
30th September 2013
Seeconsult GMBH, Germany
Grant Agreement no