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An infrastructure design firm from Japan provided hands-on training and capacity building on physical hydraulic modeling of large river hydraulic structures over the course of two weeks in Tokyo (lectures) and Tsukuba (experiment).

GFDRR Partnership Days will showcase the impact the facility’s activities are creating on the ground in building resilience to natural hazards. 

GFDRR 2023 Partnership Days attendees had the opportunity to tour the Averted Disaster Award (ADA) photo exhibit, which displayed the work of the organization Build Change, the 2022 ADA runner-up. Developed in collaboration with Nikon and the WaterBear Network, the exhibit featured photographs captured by the London-based photographer Hermeilio Miguel Aquino (Kino). It also provided a powerful visual representation of the vital efforts undertaken to prevent and mitigate the impact of disasters worldwide.

Participants of the GFDRR 2023 Partnership Days had the opportunity to immerse themselves in the Safer Schools exhibit, a virtual reality experience that recreated an elementary school classroom in Peru facing the impact of a magnitude-8 earthquake. Through VR goggles and a vibrated backpack, participants witnessed the importance of making buildings more resilient and ensuring the safety of school communities.

As part of the "Central Asia Resilient and Low Carbon Cities" study, the World Bank and the City Resilience Program will hold a series of workshops to deepen the understanding of the urban climate change challenges, enable close collaboration, input, and feedback from key national and sub-national stakeholders, and define possible actions for selected Central Asian cities. 

The World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) in collaboration with the Sustainable City Infrastructure and Services Global Solutions Group (GSG), the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), the Disaster Risk Management and Resilience GSG, and the Climate-Smart Cities Community of Practice (CoP) is organizing a Technical Deep Dive (TDD) on Cities and Climate Change from April 17 to 21, 2023.

Over the course of three days, the City Resilience Program will hold a workshop to engage cities in Bosnia and Herzergovina to develop an understanding of capital project priorities that integrate resilient and green urban development into the delivery of strategic urban infrastructure. 

The Program team presented recent developments and the work plan for 2024 to representatives from the European Union, the Regional Scientific-Technical Council, and National Coordinators of the Sendai Framework Program in Central Asia.