The COVID-19 pandemic was a major global health and economic shock that underscored, amongst other things, the importance of the water sector to public health and the need for institutional, busine
Extreme weather events are commonplace in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
On September 10, 2004, Hurricane Ivan devastated Jamaica with its Category 4 winds and rain causing more than US$350 million in damages and taking the lives of 14 people.
Climate shocks and natural disasters have long-lasting effects — human, social, economic, and environmental.
Natural disasters cost about US$18 billion a year in emerging markets and developing economies through damage to power generation and transport infrastructure alone.
Burkina Faso, a landlocked country in the heart of the Sahel region, was already facing difficult challenges when the COVID-19 outbreak occurred.