Sendai, Japan
14/03/2015 to 18/03/2015

The UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan will convene update and confirm the successor to the 10-year-long Hyogo Framework for Action. Click to read more>>


Beirut, Cairo, and Djibouti
10/03/2015 to 10/04/2015

GFDRR, the World Bank, and IE Business School have launched a start-up competition to transform women-led ventures in the Middle East and North Africa into sustainable business opportunities.Click here to read more>>


  Nature Climate
Global flood risk models were developed to identify risk hotspots in a world with increasing flood occurrence. GFDRR's Alanna Simpson co-authors an assessment of the ability and limitations of the current models and suggest what is needed moving forward. VIEW ARTICLE
Areas Of Focus : Risk Identification
Topics : Innovation Lab


World Bank Vice President and Special Envoy for Climate Change Rachel Kyte speaks from the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction underway in Sendai, Japan, about the need for greater investment in resilience. As the conference was taking place, a Category 5 cyclone swept across Vanuatu, leaving destruction in its wake.