Feature Stories

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.

With a special focus on risk communication and disruptive technologies, this year's Understanding Risk Forum in Mexico City abounded with innovative ways to talk about risk and inspire action. 

Earthquakes, climate change, and deteriorating infrastructure present a significant challenge to the education sector in the Kyrgyz Republic. A new GFDRR and World Bank program aims to help keep classrooms – and students – safe.

The window for submitting Challenge Fund proposals closed June 30. Check back soon for updates!

The Africa Hydromet Program is providing reliable, modern, and real-time weather, water, and climate information and services across Africa, supporting communities and countries meet their climate resilience and economic development goals.

AftershocksRemodeling the Past for a Resilient Future aims to provide readers with an accessible look at what would happen today if we were to experience some of the iconic disasters of the past. The report explores how risk modeling can be used to analyze natural events that led to the major disasters of the past, and to understand how these events might impact today’s more populous and connected world.

Fighting climate change, sea level rise, and coral reef degradation, the climate-vulnerable Seychelles are looking to the skies for a solution. The country is embracing drones as a tool to collect low-cost, highly accurate aerial imagery for resilient development.

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.