China's approach toward addressing these challenges is the topic of a recent World Bank knowledge note prepared in collaboration with experts from China's Academy of Disaster Reduction and Emergency Management at Beijing Normal University. The publication takes stock of China's recent efforts in disaster risk reduction and provides insights on what it takes to strengthen resilience at scale.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced vulnerable communities to deal with multiple crises at once, including floods, cyclones and heatwaves. Charities say this as an opportunity to re-evaluate how to protect communities in a sustainable way.
The World Bank Group will be live streaming the Agriculture Innovation Challenge for Southern Africa on YouTube beginning April 21, which also includes a live pitch competition.
Tropical Cyclone Harold started on 1 April 2020 as a tropical storm in the Pacific region and rapidly strengthened on 6 April 2020 to a Category 5 cyclone. The cyclone, with highest winds of 220km/hr, struck the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji and Tonga and caused significant damage.
Representatives of ten municipalities in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), as well as their partners from the government of Switzerland and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), signed here on Monday a "Declaration on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) for Sustainable Development."
As part of the General-Purpose Simulation Program (GPSS) under the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) grant-funding mechanism of the World Bank, KazUAV has surveyed and mapped Kyrgyz schools for a pilot project.
GFDRR and World Bank economist Stéphane Hallegatte lays out the case for climate action in the Washington Post.
The decision was taken during the CG meeting of GFDRR held in Geneva, Switzerland today, on the margins of the 6th Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GFDRR) 2019.
Due to their size and location, Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are particularly vulnerable to climate risk. When disaster strikes, damage to transport systems typically makes up a large share of overall losses and is often one of the main obstacles to recovery.