Feature Stories

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Over 3,200 participants entered the Resilient Homes Challenge, our global call for proposals to design disaster-resilient homes. Learn more about the winning designs in this e-book.

In order to protect its coastline from ongoing erosion, the government of Seychelles has embarked on a wide-reaching coastal management plan. The plan sets out a holistic set of priorities for coastal management including coastal protection infrastructure, risk-based spatial planning, and capacity building.

Droughts are among the most far-reaching and yet least understood among natural hazards.  There is an increasing need for more accurate assessment and monitoring of drought hazards and impacts, with the aim of supporting decision-making on drought risk reduction, risk financing and disaster response.

Events

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UR Caribbean will be held from May 27 – June 1, 2019 at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill Campus’ Errol Barrow Center for Creative Imagination. The week-long event consists of three conference days of plenaries, technical sessions and cultural activities, followed by two days of workshops and side events. It also provides space for multimedia exhibits and bilateral meetings throughout the week.

UR Caribbean will be held from May 27 – June 1, 2019 at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill Campus’ Errol Barrow Center for Creative Imagination. The week-long event consists of three conference days of plenaries, technical sessions and cultural activities, followed by two days of workshops and side events. It also provides space for multimedia exhibits and bilateral meetings throughout the week.
Geneva, Switzerland
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Join us May 13-14 in Geneva for the next World Reconstruction Conference

Come to WRC4 to renew and accelerate efforts towards realizing inclusive recovery process. This conference will discuss the challenges and inherent biases in the process of recovery, the reasons for which certain population groups are systematically excluded, and how we can change this.

Videos

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Understanding Flood Vulnerability in Niger through Drones, Open Street Mapping and Flood Modeling

Through a combination of open street mapping, drones, and modeling, Nigeriens are taking the lead in building Niamey’s preparedness for the next flood. 

News & Blogs

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News
July 24, 2019
La Prévention des catastrophes et leurs conséquences sur l'environnement humain au centre du programme gouvernemental
[De Le Confident, quotidien independant d'information generale de la République centrafricaine]
News
July 23, 2019
Le gouvernement centrafricain s'active pour les besoins Post-catastrophes
[De L'Agora, quotidien independant d'information et d'analyse de la République centrafricaine]
Blog
June 27, 2019
End Poverty in South Asia
Julian Palma and Ditte Fallesen
Taking control of disaster risk management in their country, officials from the Government of Afghanistan learned new ways to identify disaster risks and apply that information towards more resilie
Blog
June 13, 2019
Education for Global Development
Tigran Shmis, Joel Reyes, Koji Miyamoto, Hanna Alasuutari
Drawing on our experience working on resilient education across the globe, GFDRR and the World Bank have recently published an education recovery guidance note.
Blog
June 4, 2019
Voices
Keiko Sakoda, Bandita Sijapati, Melody Benavidez
When designing disaster risk management (DRM) projects, we must consider how to bolster the climate and disaster resilience of all people, paying special attention to the specific needs of
Blog
June 4, 2019
Sustainable Cities
Naraya Carrasco, Cindy Quijada Robles, Lorenzo Piccio
Eager to exchange experiences and lessons learned, more than 60 development practitioners from 29 small island states came together in Geneva, Switzerland on May 12-13, 2019 for the Fourth Meeting
Blog
May 6, 2019
Sustainable Cities
Ivan Bruce
After a landslide in Freetown, Sierra Leone, the World Bank, GFDRR and the European Union commissioned analytical studies of the landslide and geology of surrounding areas. Presented with the analy
Blog
April 29, 2019
Infrastructure & PPPs
Elikia Nenkam, Melissa Landesz
In order to break down barriers to private sector investment to build resilience for West Africa’s coasts, it is critical to jumpstart the dialogue between the private and public sector.
Blog
April 25, 2019
Voices
Jocelyn West, Simone Balog-Way, Emma Phillips
Art can inspire people to think about disaster risk and resilience in ways that science, data, and numbers cannot.