Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Updates from the World Bank and GFDRR
Issue 1, April 2012
The occurrence of floods is the most frequent among all natural disasters globally. In 2010 alone, 178 million people were affected by floods. The total losses in exceptional years such as 1998 and 2010 exceeded $40 billion. A new World Bank guidebook says urban flooding is a serious challenge, with urgent need for better planning to manage risks...Read more>>
Farewell and Welcome
The World Bank / GFDRR team wishes Saroj Kumar Jha all the best on his next endeavor and welcomes the new Manager of the World Bank Disaster Risk Management Practice Group and Head of GFDRR Secretariat, Francis Ghesquiere, on May 1st, 2012.
The ACP-EU Natural Disaster Risk Reduction (NDRR) Program, a partnership between the European Union (EU), the Africa Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, the World bank and GFDRR to address prevention, mitigation and preparedness to natural hazards in ACP countries.