“Preserving Heritage Boosts Disaster Resilience”

From Reliefweb, this account of a session at the UN conference in Mexico: Preserving heritage boosts disaster resilience.

Cultural heritage and indigenous knowledge are key resources of community and national disaster resilience across the world.

However, much of this heritage and knowledge is being lost to both sudden and slow-onset disasters, weakening the resilience capacity of future generations.

To reverse the trend, a session at the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction has made a series of recommendations to strengthen investment in such ‘human infrastructure’.

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