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500 participants from over 60 countries explored innovative approaches for restoring lives, livelihoods, and assets that are more resilient to future natural hazards.

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UR2014 convened 840 participants from more than 60 countries. Under the theme "Producing Actionable Information," 24 technical sessions and workshops led by various international organizations were held, covering topics such as decision-making under uncertainty, and risk modeling in the financial sector.

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A live chat took a deep dive into how India responded effectively to Cyclone Phailin, and what lessons can be gleaned from the country's response.

A technical workshop was held in Brussels, Belgium from November 4-7, 2013, to develop initial inputs for the Disaster Recovery Framework Guide and to consult on key issues related to recovery and reconstruction.

This book contains a summary description of probabilistic modeling of disaster risk that can be generated as a result of natural hazards. Both conceptual bases are presented as a series of applications for the purpose of risk management in the context of planning socio-economic and sustainable development.


This round of the Resilience Dialogue explored the impacts of disasters on poverty dynamics as well as the opportunities of resilience for poverty reduction.


This fourth round of the Resilience Dialogue series explored how disaster and climate resilience can feature in the post-2015 development framework.


UR 2012 convened 500 risk assessment experts from more than 86 countries and showcased new risk assessment tools for decision–makers, with a focus on the Africa region.

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The 12th Consultative Group (CG) meeting of the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) Co-Chaired by the World Bank and the Government of the Netherlands was held on April 16 and 17, 2012 in Washington, DC.