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Nature-Based Solutions” (NBS) that strategically conserve or restore nature (sometimes called ‘green infrastructure’) while supporting conventionally built infrastructure systems (‘gray infrastructure’) can reduce disaster risk and produce more resilient and lower-cost services in developing countries.
In far too many countries, disaster risk management is dominated by men, potentially embedding biases in DRM programs. Thankfully, in countries like the Philippines, Japan and Indonesia, women are increasingly taking the lead in DRM at the local level.
Cities in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region are increasingly exposed to multiple shocks and stresses beyond disasters. To tackle this challenge, GFDRR and the World Bank Group are supporting urban resilience initiatives across MENA.
Over the last few years, GFDRR has been experiencing growing demand from countries affected by fragility, conflict and violence. As of August 2018, GFDRR supported 78 engagements in 34 fragile and conflict-affected countries, with over $53 million in grant commitments.
Disasters caused by natural hazards result in average annual welfare losses of over US$500 billion and push up to 26 million people into poverty each year. Here are a few ways for we can build back, stronger, faster and more inclusively.
Later this month, participants from all five Central Asian countries will discuss issues of natural disasters at the Forum on Financial Protection against Natural Disasters in Almaty.
Cet éditorial décrit les mesures prises récemment pour lutter contre les risques naturels à Djibouti.
Les travaux d’un atelier de formation de cinq jours sur l’évaluation des dommages, pertes et besoins après une catastrophe ont débuté hier au palais du peuple.
At Understand Risk Finance Pacific, a captivating data sculpture served as a reminder of the importance of innovative disaster risk financing for achieving resilience.
Disasters harm all, but they often disproportionally affect women and girls because of their lower access to political, economic and social resources as well as social and cultural gender-specific expectations and norms. Here are a few steps for how we can empower women and advance gender equality in a post-disaster recovery context.