Dry, drier, drought — Understanding and tackling drought hazards
Droughts are among the most far-reaching and yet least understood among natural hazards. There is an increasing need for more accurate assessment and monitoring of drought hazards and impacts, with the aim of supporting decision-making on drought risk reduction, risk financing and disaster response.
Barbados is the central hub to carve a pathway towards resilience in the Caribbean
The Understanding Risk (UR) Caribbean conference took place May 27-31, 2019 in Barbados. More than 500 experts, policymakers and practitioners came together to share best practices, innovations and lessons learned for tackling the climate and disaster risk challenges facing the region.
Taking control of disaster risk management in their country, officials from the Government of Afghanistan learned new ways to identify disaster risks and apply that information towards more resilient infrastructure during a training that was supported by the Government of Japan and GFDRR.
How to ensure children are taken care of in the face of disaster?
Drawing on our experience working on resilient education across the globe, GFDRR and the World Bank have recently published an education recovery guidance note. The note provides critical insights that government officials, the private sector and other development practitioners should take into account in the recovery and reconstruction of the education sector over three distinct phases of action.
Standing stronger together: Reflections on building resilience for small island states
Eager to exchange experiences and lessons learned, more than 60 development practitioners from 29 small island states came together in Geneva, Switzerland on May 12-13, 2019 for the Fourth Meeting of the Small Island States Resilience Initiative (SISRI) Practitioners’ Network.