News & Blogs

Blog
August 14, 2018
Debashish Paul Shuvra, Md. Ahasanul Hoque, Mohammed Abu Hamid
End Poverty in South Asia

Geospatial data sharing is helping schools and other infrastructure across Bangladesh mitigate and respond to the risks of natural hazards.

Blog
August 2, 2018
Barbara Minguez Garcia, Lorenzo Piccio
Sustainable Cities

Despite the growing recognition that cultural heritage is fundamental to urban resilience, much more needs to be done to put it front and center in the disaster risk management agenda.

Blog
July 23, 2018
Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo , Deepti Samant Raja, Lorenzo Piccio
Sustainable Cities

In advance of the Global Disability Summit, here are five actions that development institutions, governments, and other key stakeholders can take to ensure that persons with disabilities are not left behind in the aftermath of a disaster.

Blog
July 19, 2018
Naraya Carrasco, Lorenzo Piccio
East Asia & Pacific on the rise

In an effort to adapt the country’s development strategy to climate and disaster risk, the government of Fiji has pioneered a first-of-its-kind climate vulnerability assessment.

Blog
July 3, 2018
Keren Charles, Lorenzo Piccio
Opportunities for All

Determined to build back better and become the world’s first climate-resilient nation, the Government of Dominica, in partnership with the World Bank, has set in motion a resilient recovery plan.

Blog
June 29, 2018
Melanie Kappes
Opportunities for All

As demonstrated in Saint Lucia, hydromet stations need proper and regular maintenance to function – as a matter of safety and cost-effectiveness.

Blog
June 28, 2018
Thomas Lennartz, Joe Leitmann, Lorenzo Piccio
Sustainable Cities

Even as people in fragile, conflict and violence-affected countries struggle to cope with the growing dangers from natural disasters, the international donor community has been slow to respond.

News
June 25, 2018

The World Meteorological Organization's HydroHub is looking for innovative solutions in operational hydrology. Apply to the Innovation Call by 20 August to make a difference on the ground!

Blog
June 21, 2018
Alanna Simpson, Lorenzo Piccio
Sustainable Cities

Leveraging the power of stories and narratives can help communities better understand volcanic risk.

Blog
June 19, 2018
Barbara Minguez Garcia, James Newman, Dechen Tshering
End Poverty in South Asia

 

When it comes to leveraging cultural heritage for fire preparedness, there’s a lot Bhutan can learn from Japan’s experience.