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UR 2018 brought together a global community of 8,000 disaster risk management experts and practitioners to discuss the latest tools and innovative approaches for collecting, communicating and using risk information.

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Cities want to build resilience. Markets are looking for investment opportunities. How can we bring them together? We found out firsthand from major investors in this edition of the Resilience Dialogue.

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InterMET Asia 2018 brought together the global weather and climate industry with those in the public and private sectors seeking to mitigate and manage the risks of extreme weather and climate change.

The South-South Learning Forum (SSLF) is the flagship event of the World Bank Group's Social Protection and Jobs Global Practice. The SSLF 2018 focused on the theme of “Building Resilience through Adaptive Social Protection."

The Ninth Session of the World Urban Forum focused on the New Urban Agenda adopted at Habitat III as a tool and accelerator for achieving Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals. 

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Attended by 11 country delegations and 65 participants, the workshop drew upon both Serbia’s experience and international expertise to showcase innovative approaches and practical advice for tackling risk management planning for the transport sector.

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The Fall 2017 Meeting of the Consultative Group (CG) of the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery was held on November 7, 2017, in Bonn, Germany.

The Comprehensive Financial Solutions for City Resilience Conference, organized by the World Bank Group’s City Resilience Program, brought together city officials, private sector experts, donors and investors to prepare for ambitious investments in urban resilience.


With climate change, rapid urbanization, and other drivers increasing vulnerability, especially for the poor, this discussion explored how the built environment and nature-based solutions can better protect lives and livelihoods around the globe.

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