Islands of Resilience: Small Island States Adopt Innovative Climate Solutions
Small island states are the most vulnerable when it comes to natural disasters, and resilience is at the core of the development challenge facing them. GFDRR and its Small Island States Resilience Initiative (SISRI) are helping such states access funding and global expertise.
From Urban Risk to Resilience – Building Safer Cities
With the need for effective building codes and land use planning growing in step with surging urban populations, an unprecedented global partnership aims to improve implementation and compliance of building regulation in vulnerable countries to reduce disaster risk.
Answering the Call to Mainstream DRM: the Great East Japan Earthquake 5 Years On
At 2:46 pm on Friday, March 11, 2011, Japan’s Tohoku region faced the force of the six-minute 9.0-magnitude earthquake that we now call the Great East Japan Earthquake. One legacy of March 11 has been a call to mainstream disaster risk management in development planning and investment.
Building Resilience into Mozambique’s Roads—Quickly
With support from GFDRR and the World Bank, the government of Mozambique is trying to reconcile the tension between pressing basic repairs and building back better.
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