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The COVID-19 pandemic revealed the importance that access to digital technologies, and good quality data has for development, and accelerated the pace of digital adoption. Despite progress, emerging/ developing markets still lag behind in digital connectivity, availability of investment capital and tech talent. The WBG's new Green, Resilient, and Inclusive Development approach, in alignment with the EU Green Deal, is increasing efforts for a climate-responsive, inclusive and sustainable recovery and reconstruction. The session will draw on the experience of IFC and GFDRR in partnering with key European partners, to catalyze investments, enable linkages between investors, experts, businesses and the public sector, build skills and reduce the knowledge gap in the sector in emerging markets. Register here

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.

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.

CRP hosted a 5-day workshop for five cities in the Western Balkans to develop their understanding of urban infrastructure projects that integrate resilience. The workshop was hosted by the Municipality of Tirana and gathered 23 delegates from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, and Serbia. 

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

This session of the Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030) webinar provided in-depth information to help cities, local authorities, and their partners understand better what the City Resilience Program is and how to access its support. 

CRP, in collaboration with the Resilient Cities Network, organized a webinar focused on the importance of “Aligning Stakeholder Priorities in Urban Resilience” with important lessons about the role of donor support for delivering resilient urban development, what value it adds, and how it could become even more effective.  

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

CRP hosted a 3-day workshop for eight metropolitan municipalities in South Africa on resilient project preparation. The workshop explored the tools and know-how needed to design resilience informed capital projects, including how resilience through an asset can be addressed along with the basic economics of an investment. 

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.