The Africa Disaster Risk Financing (ADRF) Initiative works with 19 sub-Saharan African countries to develop and implement tailored financial protection policies and instruments which can help them respond quickly and resiliently to disasters.
More than 170 volunteers converged upon the World Bank headquarters in Washington, DC for the Open Data for Resilience Initiative (OpenDRI) Mapathon – helping gather invaluable geospatial data for communities half a world away. In case you couldn't make it, here's what you missed.
Government budgets alone, especially within small island states, cannot bear the weight of a changing climate and growing disaster risk. With the support of GFDRR and the World Bank, Pacific Island countries are charting a more resilient development path.
Through a combination of open street mapping, drones, and modeling, Nigeriens are taking the lead in building Niamey’s preparedness for the next flood.