HATS External Resources

The HATS External Resources page connects you to data, tools, and training programs from organizations and institutions HATS finds crucial to disaster, risk, climate, and humanitarian support.


Building a Better Response

Building a Better Response aims to fill knowledge gaps by providing an easily accessible and high-quality online platform, as well as in-person training geared toward NGOs and other humanitarian actors.


COMET uses innovative methods to develop training in the environmental sciences, particularly meteorology, but also including areas such as oceanography, hydrology, space weather, and emergency management.


Transforming Universities for a Changing Climate is a project that aims to strengthen the contribution of universities to addressing the causes and impacts of climate change in lower-income contexts. It focuses on four countries: Brazil, Fiji, Kenya, and Mozambique.  In doing so, it contributes to the broader task of understanding the role of education in achieving the full set of Sustainable Development Goals SDGs.

EM-DAT | The international disasters database

EM-DAT provides an objective basis for vulnerability assessment and rational decision-making in disaster situations. In addition to providing information on the human impact of disasters - such as the number of people killed, injured, or affected - EM-DAT provides disaster-related economic damage estimates and disaster-specific international aid contributions

Disaster Ready

Disaster Ready is a signature program launched with a mission to better prepare humanitarian and development professionals for the critical work they do by providing high-quality, relevant online learning resources at no cost.

Famine Early Warning Systems Network

FEWS NET, the Famine Early Warning Systems Network, is a leading provider of early warning and analysis of acute food insecurity worldwide.

Food Security Portal

The Food Security Portal (FSP), facilitated by IFPRI and supported by the European Commission, provides up-to-date data and information about the world food system's dynamic developments. The portal provides key data to monitor food security situations and food prices and tools for policy analysis and capacity development – all to provide policymakers and other stakeholders with the information they need to make appropriate and timely responses to address food insecurity.

Global Risk Forum

The Global Risk Forum promotes the worldwide exchange of expertise, creates solutions, and fosters good practices in integrative risk management and climate change adaptation.

Humanitarian Response

Humanitarian Response is a specialized digital service of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. It is a central website for Information Management tools and services, enabling information exchange among operational responders during either a protracted or sudden-onset emergency.

OCHA | United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Provides an overview of OCHA's mandate, its leadership, and how it is funded. It also includes a detailed section on OCHA's flagship and thematic publications and the Agenda for Humanity - a plan put forward by the UN Secretary-General calling on global leaders to stand up for our common humanity and reduce humanitarian suffering.

Relief Web

Relief Web is a humanitarian information service provided by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Relief Web is also a valuable resource for job listings and training programs, helping humanitarian organizations to disseminate career and training opportunities to a global audience.

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, UNDRR

UNDRR (formerly UNISDR) is the United Nations' focal point for disaster risk reduction. UNDRR oversees the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, supporting countries in its implementation, monitoring, and sharing what works in reducing existing risk and preventing the creation of new risk.

UN-REDD Programme

The UN-REDD Programme is the United Nations Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) in developing countries. The Programme was launched in 2008 and builds on the convening role and technical expertise of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery

The Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) is a global partnership that helps developing countries better understand and reduce their vulnerability to natural hazards and climate change. GFDRR is a grant-funding mechanism, managed by the World Bank, that supports disaster risk management projects worldwide.

Risk-Informed Early Action Partnership

The Risk-informed Early Action Partnership (REAP) brings together an unprecedented range of stakeholders across the climate, humanitarian, and development communities with the aim of making 1 billion people safer from disaster by 2025.

InsuResilience Global Partnership

The InsuResilience Global Partnership for Climate and Disaster Risk Finance and Insurance Solutions was launched at the 2017 UN Climate Conference in Bonn. The Partnership aims to strengthen the resilience of developing countries and protect the lives and livelihoods of poor and vulnerable people against the impacts of disasters. The central objective of the Partnership is to enable more timely and reliable post-disaster response and to better prepare for climate and disaster risk through the use of climate and disaster risk finance and insurance solutions, reducing humanitarian impacts, helping poor and vulnerable people recover more quickly, increasing local adaptive capacity and strengthening local resilience.