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In one year and 12 cities, the Open Cities Africa program has trained more than 500 residents, university students, and civil servants to gather data on risk. These digital cartographers have mapped more than 500,000 buildings, roads, markets, schools, hospitals, parks, canals, and other features onto OpenStreetMap, a free and collaborative map of the world.

Moldova is setting an example for how better weather forecasting and warnings can save lives and property. Modern automatic weather stations around the country now ensure that the State Hydrometeorological Service can relay weather and climate information to end users in real-time.

Events

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Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
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The 8th Central Africa Platform brought together approximately 90 participants, including national disaster risk reducation (DRR) focal points, national climate focal points, and national meteorology focal points, to take stock of progress on disaster risk reduction across the region.

The 8th Central Africa Platform brought together approximately 90 participants, including from national governments and civil society, to take stock of progress on disaster risk reduction across the region.
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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.

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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Blog
November 11, 2019
Voices
Sameh Wahba and Mami Mizutori
In an era of worsening climate and disaster risks, Sameh Wahba, Global Director for the World Bank’s Urban, Disaster Risk Management, Resilience and Land Global Practice and Mami Mizutori, Special
Blog
November 11, 2019
Transport for Development
Jun Erik Rentschler, Paolo Avner, Nicholas Jones
Medical emergencies are a race against time. In many high-income countries, ambulance response time is just over 5 minutes. But what happens in places where roads are often flooded?
Blog
October 30, 2019
Latin America and Caribbean
Alexander Agosti, Paloma Zapata, and Nadim Saghir
A couple of weeks after the Bahamas were flattened by Hurricane Dorian, the World Bank and GFDRR were on the ground supporting the government's reconstruction and recovery efforts.
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