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Anna-Maria Bogdanova

Image credit: Elena11 / Shutterstock Have you ever wondered what your national meteorological agency actually does? I suppose it wouldn’t be inaccurate to say that they can help you decide how to dress, whether or not to carry an umbrella, or water the garden. But their purpose is so much ...

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National meteorological and hydrological services play a big role in in helping people understand and prepare for weather & water-related hazards. A new GFDRR report provides insights into how to improve the delivery of these services.

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In the aftermath of a disaster, it is the roads, railways and ports that underpin the restoration of economic activity and critical infrastructure. Accordingly, it is critical for the transport sector to have the capacity to build back more resiliently.

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In too many countries, DRM is dominated by men, potentially embedding biases against women.
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By helping us better make sense of risk data, machine learning can help save lives and mitigate losses when disaster strikes.

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Nature-Based Solutions” (NBS) that strategically conserve or restore nature (sometimes called ‘green infrastructure’) while supporting conventionally built infrastructure systems (‘gray infrastructure’) can reduce disaster risk and produce more resilient and lower-cost services in developing countries.

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Cities in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region are increasingly exposed to multiple shocks and stresses beyond disasters. To tackle this challenge, GFDRR and the World Bank Group are supporting urban resilience initiatives across MENA.

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A deep dive into World Bank and GFDRR efforts at the intersection of DRM and FCV.
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Disasters caused by natural hazards result in average annual welfare losses of over US$500 billion and push up to 26 million people into poverty each year. Here are a few ways for we can build back, stronger, faster and more inclusively.

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At Understand Risk Finance Pacific, a captivating data sculpture served as a reminder of the importance of innovative disaster risk financing for achieving resilience.