Local Innovation Stories

From Waste to Work

Hurricane Irma knocked down the Caribbean in 2017. St. Maarten got the full blast damaging 91% of their buildings and leaving thousands of communities uninhabitable. In the first months, humanitarian response focused on emergency aid and securing food, water,...

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Designing local solutions in Bangladesh

Bangladesh has to drain out runoff of an area which is 12 times larger than its size, which by definition leads it to deal with flood issues from its essence. Only 7.5 percent of the combined catchment areas of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers (i.e. 0.12 Mkm2...

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Trading recyclable garbage for health insurance

As floods are increasingly affecting people all over the world the IFRC in partnership with Zurich insurance and Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) organised the first Flood Resilience Innovation Conference. The forum gathered a large group of...

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