Nature-based solutions are one of many tools available to build resilience to natural hazards. A new platform supported by GFDRR offers guiding principles for successful projects, and allows users to explore, compare, and analyze nature-based interventions across hazards and ecosystems.

Forecasting and long-term climate information can help make communities safer by enabling early warning systems, improving emergency response services, and identifying important investments in resilient infrastructure.

The World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) are supporting efforts to strengthen collaboration in global weather monitoring across the public and private sectors through a network known as the Global Weather Enterprise.

Devastated by flooding in 2015, Malawi has stepped up its efforts to build the country's resilience against future disasters, with a heavy focus on the education sector. To date, 20 schools have been rehabilitated in nine districts across Malawi.

With Dar Es Salaam's population expected to double by 2030, local authorities are developing and modernizing the future mega-city's emergency and disaster response capacity. Already, initial efforts have doubled the city's emergency communications coverage to 100 percent.

Rebuilding after ISIS, Iraq leveraged social media and satellite data to conduct one of the most comprehensive damage and needs assessments ever conducted. Supported by GFDRR and the World Bank, the DNA will be used to fast-track Iraq's recovery.

“10: A Decade of Progress in Disaster Risk Management” marks ten years of GFDRR operations, celebrating the progress made in DRM in this period, and looking ahead at both the challenges and innovations to come.

In Tanzania, the Ramani Huria 2.0 project is training about 300 urban planning and geomatics students to collect data that will be critical to improving drainage, health care, and social service delivery in Dar es Salaam, the East African country's largest city.

 

A multi-partner, multi-sectoral approach to the Drought Impact Needs Assessment has helped identify the root causes of drought and develop a strategy for medium-term recovery and long-term resilience.

Now the third most urbanized country in Latin America and the Caribbean, Haiti has experienced a rapid urbanization over the past 15 years. A new World Bank report, made possible with the support of GFDRR, highlights five challenges and opportunities to build resilient cities in Haiti.