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.

GFDRR enabled close to $5 billion in resilience investments in FY2017, helping over 80 countries become more resilient in the face of natural disasters and climate change. The Facility's latest Annual Report recaps a year of reflection and change.

How can we mobilize and maximize the financing needed to accelerate climate action? On December 12, 2017, the World Bank Group, GFDRR, and partners discussed this question at the One Planet Summit, focusing on helping client countries build resilience to climate change and disaster risks, and foster climate-smart growth.

The City Resilience Program supports the New Urban Agenda by building resilience to natural disasters and climate change.

World Bank will lend $4.5 billion USD to ensure 150 cities have the funds to implement initiatives to increase sustainability and resilience and fight climate change.

In Tajikistan and the Kyrgyz Republic, two of the most disaster-prone countries in Central Asia, with mountains covering more than 90 percent of their geography, a hydromet modernization and capacity-building project has increased the accuracy of weather forecasts by 20 to 30 percent.

December 12, 2017, marks the two-year anniversary of the Paris Agreement’s adoption. Leaders from around the world will gather in Paris for the One Planet Summit to reaffirm the world’s commitment to the fight against climate change.

While Georgia has made significant strides in alleviating poverty in recent years, 70% of the country has also experienced natural hazards of hydro-meteorological and geological origin in the past four decades. A disaster risk financing note on Georgia’s financial readiness for climate and disaster risk outlined key recommendations to help the country move towards robust financial protection.