Feature Stories

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By encouraging its citizens and local organizations to play a more proactive role, Greece's second largest city is steadily moving towards a safer and more resilient future.

Only a year after Somalia declared drought as a national emergency, a famine in the East African country has been successfully averted. Four farmers and entrepreneurs share the stories of how they broke out from cycles of drought.

With a special focus on risk communication and disruptive technologies, this year's Understanding Risk Forum in Mexico City abounded with innovative ways to talk about risk and inspire action. 

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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Blog
June 21, 2018
Sustainable Cities
Alanna Simpson, Lorenzo Piccio
Leveraging the power of stories and narratives can help communities better understand volcanic risk.
Blog
June 19, 2018
End Poverty in South Asia
Barbara Minguez Garcia, James Newman, Dechen Tshering
  When it comes to leveraging cultural heritage for fire preparedness, there’s a lot Bhutan can learn from Japan’s experience.   
Blog
June 19, 2018
Sustainable Cities
Sameh Wahba, Stephane Hallegatte
In this video blog, GFDRR Lead Economist Stephane Hallegatte discusses the report "Building Back Better" and how communities and countries can strengthen their resilience to natural shocks through
News
June 18, 2018
When countries rebuild stronger, faster and more inclusively after natural disasters they can reduce the impact on people’s livelihoods and well-being by as much as 31 percent, potentially cutting
Blog
June 15, 2018
Let's Talk Development
Stephane Hallegate, Alvina Erman
A household survey conducted in Accra, Ghana asked people about their experience of the 2015 floods to gain a better understanding of how floods affect poor households and the coping mechanisms the
Blog
June 11, 2018
Tom Perry
Using 360-degree Virtual Reality (VR) storytelling, Our Home, Our People tells the human stories behind the Fiji Climate Vulnerability Assessment, a report produced by the Fijian government, GFDRR
Blog
June 5, 2018
Sustainable Cities
Keiko Sakoda, Thomas Moullier, Louisa Helen Barker
How can building codes and regulations help make cities more resilient? Here are a few lessons learned from Japan.
News
May 30, 2018
All citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic will potentially benefit from a Project that will ensure risk reduction investment in educational infrastructure, a stronger capacity to respond to disasters, an
Blog
May 24, 2018
Blog
Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Lesley Jeanne Y. Cordero
In this video, Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez (@Ede_WBG), Senior Director of the World Bank’s Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice and Lesley Cordero, Senior Disaster Risk Management Specialist
Blog
May 11, 2018
End Poverty in South Asia
Hyunjee Oh
The Uttarakhand Disaster Recovery Project (UDRP) helped rebuild 2,382 more resilient houses based on the owner-driven housing reconstruction model, which allows families to rebuild according to the