Feature Stories

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.

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!