The frequency and impact of natural and man-made disasters have been increasing steadily in recent decades in many countries around the world. As exemplified by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, poverty, inadequate infrastructure and preparedness, or simple geographic characteristics mean that communities in the Global South are often even more vulnerable to the worst of those effects. Climate change has come to exacerbate these vulnerabilities.
South-South Galaxy stems from a belief that knowledge is key when it comes to resolving some of the world’s most pressing issues. And that the sharing of that knowledge can serve as a powerful tool when it comes to fighting poverty and inequality, improving access to health, education and opportunities, and ensuring the collective objectives expressed by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can be achieved.