The World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) are working to develop a recipe to advance resilience for South Asia and beyond. For example, as part of its plan to provide safe havens to nearly 14 million people in nine coastal districts, Bangladesh is making emergency evacuation shelters more accessible to differently-abled people.
In an era of worsening climate and disaster risks, Sameh Wahba, Global Director for the World Bank’s Urban, Disaster Risk Management, Resilience and Land Global Practice and Mami Mizutori, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Disaster Risk Reduction, lay out the case for making our homes and schools safer and stronger.
Medical emergencies are a race against time. In many high-income countries, ambulance response time is just over 5 minutes. But what happens in places where roads are often flooded? Network analysis and open data can help us tackle this challenge.
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.
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.