Equity and inclusion in a multi-hazard context

Enhancing understanding of how people who are marginalised are often the most vulnerable to the effects of environmental shocks and stresses.
In the Katfoura village on the Tristao Islands in Guinea, a women attends to a vitamin-rich tree called Moringa. Photo: UN Women/Joe Saade

Risk patterns are continually altering. Various factors including demographic changes, population movements, urbanisation, climate change and variability are resulting in the greater exposure of people, assets and livelihoods to natural hazards.

People who are marginalised are the most impoverished and most vulnerable to the effects of environmental shocks and stresses due to constraints on their capacity to prepare for, cope with, respond to and recover from them.

Our work addresses this inclusion, equity and multi-hazard nexus within the international policy context of ‘leaving no one behind’. We aim to promote inclusive and equitable access to processes and policies which can support people’s escape from poverty in the context of environmental shocks and stresses.