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Upcoming Events

The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction is a multi-stakeholder forum. This global forum is an avenue to share knowledge and discuss the latest developments and trends in reducing disaster risk.

The UN General Assembly recognizes the Global Platform as a critical mechanism to review progress on the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. At the Platform, governments, the UN system and all stakeholders get together to identify ways to further accelerate the implementation of the Sendai Framework. Since 2007, six sessions of the Global Platforms have taken place. The outcomes are recognized by the General Assembly as a contribution to the deliberations of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), held each year in July and thus, contributing to risk-informed implementation and monitoring of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The WRC5 will focus on addressing the unprecedented socio-economic recovery needs as a pathway to rebuilding a resilient and sustainable society in the post Covid-19 world.

The conference will be organized under three sub-themes:

  • Social, infrastructural and economic recovery from disasters as an opportunity to reset the development pathway towards a greener and resilient future,
  • Addressing the social and economic effects and impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on “hard-won” development gains, and
  • Rethinking recovery governance models: Planning, Financing and Managing recovery from complex and interconnected disaster-conflict events in the post Covid-19 world.

Past Events

Gleaning lessons learned from our progress in advancing disaster risk management.

Please join us for the 1st session of 2022 Cities on the Frontline, jointly organized by Resilient Cities Network & the World Bank. This session will be co-moderated by Lauren Sorkin, R-Cities Executive Director, and Sameh Wahba, Global Director for the Urban, Disaster Risk Management, Resilience and Land Global Practice at the World Bank. We will welcome Mami Mizutori, Special Representative to the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, UNDRR, Dagmar Vogel, Head of Infrastructure Financing Division, SECO, Anthea Stephens, Climate & Sustainability Component Lead, Cities Support Programme, National Treasury of South Africa, Joni Baboci, former General Director of Planning and Urban Development, City of Tirana, and Silva Magaia, Superintendent of Territorial Planning, Urbanization & Environment, Municipal Council of Maputo.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing log-in info and a calendar detail that can be added to your system. Missed a session? For access to the previous sessions' materials, visit our Speaker Series webpage for full access to the presentations & recordings:

For questions about the Speaker's Series or additional registration requests, please send an email to our team at

Bringing together practitioners in the creation, communication and use of disaster risk information.

The third annual South Asia Hydromet Forum (SAHF III) on November 15-18, 2021, will examine how pooling data, resources, and information can improve weather and climate services as the region adapts to climate change. The event is organized by the World Bank, Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System for Africa and Asia, and Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, with support from the European Union, World Meteorological Organization, and UK's Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.

The event will provide an inside look at our new catalogue of NBS for urban resilience.

On the occasion of the 2021 Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund, a discussion on how the World Bank Group can work with countries, local governments, and other partners to support cities in making affordable, green, and resilient housing available for all.  By Invitation only.

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Join us to hear how for over a decade, the Africa, Caribbean, Pacific-European Union Natural Disaster Risk Reduction (ACP-EU NDRR) Program has helped build resilience to natural hazards across the African, Caribbean and Pacific regions, through regional, country and local-level activities.
Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact:
This event is co-organized by the European Union (EU), the Organization for African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR).