Feature Stories

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In case you couldn’t make it to Belgrade, here are some of the most revealing insights and takeaways from Understanding Risk Balkans. 

CALLING ALL ARCHITECTS AND ENGINEERS: help us create resilient homes for people in some of the most vulnerable areas of the World. Enter by November 30, 2018.

As climate patterns become more unpredictable in the region, harnessing new technologies will be vital to ensuring the safety and sustainability of communities within the Balkans.

Events

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Port Vila, Vanuatu
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URf Pacific will bring together policy-makers, financial risk managers, and development partners to strengthen regional collaboration on climate and disaster risk finance, to share lessons on communicating risk to technical and policy audiences, and to offer learning opportunities across five core themes that are integral to financial resilience.
Belgrade, Serbia
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The vision of the conference is to help further the understanding of risk by supporting a network of experts and practitioners that share knowledge and experience, and discuss best practices and innovative approaches in assessing risk and communicating risk information.

Videos

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A Climate Change Virtual Reality Experience Goes Home: ‘Our Home, Our People’ Returns to Fiji

'Our Home, Our People,' a virtual reality project which tells the human stories behind the GFDRR-supported Fiji Climate Vulnerability Assessment, returns to the communities involved in the film.

News & Blogs

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News
October 12, 2018
The governments of Germany and the UK, with support from the World Bank, are establishing a new Global Risk Financing Facility (GRiF) to pilot and scale up support to strengthen the resilience of v
Blog
October 3, 2018
Nasikiliza
Ana Campos Garcia, James P. Newman
Tackling the drivers of East Africa’s surprising earthquake risk
Seismic risk in East Africa is growing, driven by increasing exposure and unaddressed vulnerability.
Blog
October 2, 2018
End Poverty in South Asia
Dechen Tshering
Bhutan is partnering with development institutions including the World Bank, to strengthen its hydrological and meteorological services and better preparedness for disasters.
News
September 26, 2018
The World Bank, Build Academy, Airbnb, and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) have launched a global crowd-solving challenge for designs of Resilient Homes.
News
September 26, 2018
The Lao Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare, World Bank, United Nations in Lao PDR, and European Union in Laos gathered with concerned government departments, development partners, and NGOs, to la
Blog
September 26, 2018
Transport for development
Verónica Raffo, Pablo Iribarren Santos and Yohannes Yemane Kesete
A new GFDRR-funded technical assistance project will provide important new insights into the magnitude and location of current and future flooding risks on Argentina’s multi-modal transport routes.
Blog
September 26, 2018
Sustainable Cities
Sameh Wahba, Tafadzwa Dube
There is a real urgency for governments and communities to fully comprehend the risks they face so that they can develop appropriate disaster risk management policies and strategies.
Blog
September 10, 2018
Sustainable Cities
Emma Phillips, Autumn Lansford
Across the globe, climate change and rapid urbanization are putting more people and assets at risk from disaster. Here are 3 innovative approaches that can help us meet this challenge,
Blog
August 23, 2018
Eurasian Perspectives
Ashna Mathema, Alanna Simpson
In some parts of Europe and Central Asia, an imminent concern is the seismic threat faced by certain housing typologies that are believed to have outlived their design lifespan, and suffer from ser
Blog
August 23, 2018
Nasikiliza
Vivien Deparday, Lorenzo Piccio
Through a combination of open street mapping, drones, and modeling, Nigeriens are taking the lead in building Niamey’s preparedness for the next flood.