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.
When designing disaster risk management (DRM) projects, we must consider how to bolster the climate and disaster resilience of all people, paying special attention to the specific needs of different genders, the elderly, persons with disabilities, children, and other vulnerable or marginalized people.
After a landslide in Freetown, Sierra Leone, the World Bank, GFDRR and the European Union commissioned analytical studies of the landslide and geology of surrounding areas. Presented with the analysis of the landslide disaster, the newly elected president of Sierra Leone declared that the landslide area is to be re-designated as a protected forest area – a memorial park to those that lost their lives during the disaster
In order to break down barriers to private sector investment to build resilience for West Africa’s coasts, it is critical to jumpstart the dialogue between the private and public sector. The West Africa Coastal Areas Management Program (WACA) will help achieve that.
Art can inspire people to think about disaster risk and resilience in ways that science, data, and numbers cannot. This is why the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) Labs and the World Bank Group’s Art Program and have launched a global call for artwork for an upcoming exhibit called The Art of Resilience
Bhutan is highly vulnerable to earthquakes, thanks to its location in the seismically active Himalayas. So how can Bhutan ready itself to weather future earthquake risks?