Extreme weather events like storms and droughts affect many vulnerable communities around the world. With intensifying degrees of climate change, the suffering brought about has become a regular and expected occurrence. Disasters now come and go like seasons, which recently have become highly erratic.
A wider range of coordination beyond disaster relief is essential if we are to make a difference. Long before threats develop, hazards on the ground must be identified and local options formulated. Increased collaboration across different phases in disaster risk reduction and management is necessary so that resilience is not reduced to a phase of temporary recovery. This focus on building back better processes seeks a long-term solution to preventing disasters from happening, and mitigating impacts when they strike.