1 noviembre, 2018

Capacity development | BRACED Project

HABITAT SHARES BEST PRACTICES FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT The Planning Institute of Jamaica in partnership with the Jamaica Social Investment Fund, Housing Agency of Jamaica, National Housing Trust, Social Development Commission, Community Renewal Program, Citizens Security and Justice and the Jamaica Public Service Company hosted its first symposium on Best Practices for Community Development on November 22, 2017. The symposium themed […]
1 noviembre, 2018

SHELTER AND SETTLEMENTS

In the early stages of an emergency, shelter, is a critical determinant of survival, along with water supply, sanitation, food and healthcare. Shelter plays an essential role in reducing vulnerability and building communities’ resilience. We consider that shelter is not just a matter of building a ‘product’ – but rather a ‘process’ whereby people can improve their own homes, and […]
1 noviembre, 2018

WATER, SANITATION AND HYGIENE

Global Water, Sanitation, & Hygiene (WASH) Global access to safe water, adequate sanitation, and proper hygiene education can reduce illness and death from disease, leading to improved health, poverty reduction, and socio-economic development. BRACED Finding solutions for Water and Sanitation (WASH) Issues in our communities
1 noviembre, 2018

RISK MANAGEMENT POLICY AND PRACTICE

The GoJ presides over an active DRR policy environment and international investment in Jamaica’s hazard mitigation efforts is high. However, existing DRR frameworks can be described as reinforcing a primarily reactive risk management approach, despite an active policy environment that aims to support and strengthen risk mitigation efforts nationwide. The private sector has engaged at many levels in implementing and supporting risk management, and has done […]
1 noviembre, 2018

BRACED Program Goal

HABITAT PROMOTES HURRICANE-RESISTANT HOMES  – As part of the celebration of the International Day for Disaster Reduction, Habitat for Humanity publishes a guide for hurricane housing construction and repair.  SAN JOSÉ (October 13, 2017) – Habitat for Humanity has published a manual as part of celebrations of the UN-promoted International Day of Disaster Reduction (IDDR), which aims to simply explain […]
31 octubre, 2018

Declaración en el Día Mundial por el Derecho a la Ciudad

Nosotras y nosotros, movimientos sociales, organizaciones de la sociedad civil y gobiernos locales estamos comprometidas-os con el cambio social a través de la promoción, defensa y realización del Derecho a la Ciudad en todas las regiones del mundo. El 31 de octubre, hemos acordado celebrar el Día Mundial por el Derecho a la Ciudad, reinterpretando la designación de Naciones Unidas del Día […]