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Blog
February 15, 2019
Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Joe Leitmann
Sustainable Cities

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.

News
February 14, 2019

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.

News
February 8, 2019

Cet éditorial décrit les mesures prises récemment pour lutter contre les risques naturels à Djibouti.

News
February 8, 2019

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.

Blog
February 7, 2019
Samantha Power, Bianca Adam
Private Sector Development

At Understand Risk Finance Pacific, a captivating data sculpture served as a reminder of the importance of innovative disaster risk financing for achieving resilience.

Blog
January 31, 2019
Cindy Patricia Quijada Robles, Rahel Steinbach, Melody Benavidez
Sustainable Cities

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.  

Blog
January 30, 2019
Jun Erik Rentschler, Florian Flachenecker
Development in a Changing Climate

Resource efficiency investments have a critical role to play in mitigating climate change and enabling sustainable development.  Here are a few practical measures that can overcome existing barriers and create innovative approaches for boosting resource efficiency investments. 

Blog
January 7, 2019
Hugo Wesley, Lorenzo Piccio
Nasikiliza

Launched in 2015, the Africa Disaster Risk Financing (ADRF) Initiative works with 19 African countries to develop and implement tailored financial protection policies and instruments which can help them respond quickly and resiliently to disasters. 

Blog
December 21, 2018
Jian Vun, Zuzana Stanton-Geddes, Jolanta Kryspin-Watson
East Asia & Pacific

As Indonesia and other countries advance their agendas on disability-inclusive development, they must seize the opportunity to build back more inclusively after disasters.

Blog
December 20, 2018
Joaquin Toro
Sustainable Cities

It is vital that governments, cities, and populations living at the foot of a volcano become aware of the risks they face, and that they take the necessary measures not to create further risks – through specific action plans for volcanic hazards.