How partnership is powering progress toward a resilient future in Madagascar
A new CAT-DDO financing mechanism will support Madagascar on key reforms that will strengthen the country’s disaster risk management capacities, build its financial resilience to disasters, ensure shock-responsive social protection, and mainstream disaster and climate resilience in its urban development agenda.
Learning for Resilience: Bolstering emergency preparedness and response in Tanzania
Eager to draw lessons from the recent past on how to bolster Tanzania’s emergency preparedness and response capacity, over 55 high-level participants across 20 different government departments gathered in Arusha on July 15 and 16, 2019 for a lessons learned exercise (LLE) workshop focusing on the 2014 and 2016 Kilosa district floods.
How Open Cities is changing the way African cities prepare for disaster
In one year and 12 cities, the Open Cities Africa program has trained more than 500 residents, university students, and civil servants to gather data on risk. These digital cartographers have mapped more than 500,000 buildings, roads, markets, schools, hospitals, parks, canals, and other features onto OpenStreetMap, a free and collaborative map of the world.
Better weather forecasting and warnings save lives and property – Insights from Moldova
Moldova is setting an example for how better weather forecasting and warnings can save lives and property. Modern automatic weather stations around the country now ensure that the State Hydrometeorological Service can relay weather and climate information to end users in real-time.
World Bank Group activities to address climate and environmental challenges
In this blog, World Bank Group President David Malpass highlights the institution's efforts to address climate and environmental challenges across the globe, including several GFDRR-supported initiatives in financial protection, climate resilience and urban development.