Feature Stories

Government budgets alone, especially within small island states, cannot bear the weight of a changing climate and growing disaster risk. With the support of GFDRR and the World Bank, Pacific Island countries are charting a more resilient development path.

Even as West Africa faces up to a changing climate, the development of hydrological and meteorological or hydromet services across the region is helping pave the way for a more resilient future.

To help strengthen the country’s resilience to climate and disaster risks, the Kyrgyz Republic has partnered with a number of international organizations, including GFDRR and the World Bank.

In case you couldn’t make it to Belgrade, here are some of the most revealing insights and takeaways from Understanding Risk Balkans. 

CALLING ALL ARCHITECTS AND ENGINEERS: help us create resilient homes for people in some of the most vulnerable areas of the World. Enter by November 30, 2018.

As climate patterns become more unpredictable in the region, harnessing new technologies will be vital to ensuring the safety and sustainability of communities within the Balkans.

In partnership with the Armenian government, GFDRR and the World Bank are leveraging risk information to protect the country's hard-won development gains.

Determined to become financially resilient to natural hazards, Central Asian countries are adopting innovative disaster risk financing mechanisms, with the support of GFDRR and the World Bank.

By encouraging its citizens and local organizations to play a more proactive role, Greece's second largest city is steadily moving towards a safer and more resilient future.

Only a year after Somalia declared drought as a national emergency, a famine in the East African country has been successfully averted. Four farmers and entrepreneurs share the stories of how they broke out from cycles of drought.