Feature Stories

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In nearly a dozen countries, GFDRR's hydromet initiative has been working with national governments to develop road maps for strengthening their respective hydrological and meteorological (hydromet) and early warning systems. Check them out here.

In 2018, Lao PDR suffered its most costly floods in a decade. To identify the priority needs following the floods, GFDRR and the World Bank worked closely with the United Nations, the European Union, and civil society organisations to conduct a government-led Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA).

In partnership with GFDRR and the World Bank, the government of Kenya is strengthening its building and land use regulations, with the aim of increasing the resilience and safety of the country's built environment. 

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.
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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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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.
Blog
April 24, 2019
End Poverty in South Asia
Dechen Tshering, Peeyush Sekhsaria
Bhutan is highly vulnerable to earthquakes, thanks to its location in the seismically active Himalayas. So how can Bhutan ready itself to weather future earthquake risks?
Blog
April 24, 2019
Sustainable Cities
Jolanta Kryspin-Watson, Jia Wen Hoe
 Japan’s experience in mitigating flood risks offers valuable lessons for countries facing similar urban flood challenges.
Blog
April 9, 2019
Sustainable Cities
Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Michel Matera
In the aftermath of the devastation from Cyclone Idai, Mozambique is taking big steps toward building the country's disaster and climate resilience.
Blog
March 27, 2019
Sustainable Cities
Anna-Maria Bogdanova
National meteorological and hydrological services play a big role in in helping people understand and prepare for weather & water-related hazards.
Blog
March 27, 2019
Data
Giuseppe Molinario, Vivien Deparday
By helping us better make sense of risk data, machine learning can help save lives and mitigate losses when disaster strikes.
Blog
March 27, 2019
Transport for Development
Melody Benavidez, Akiko Toya
In the aftermath of a disaster, it is the roads, railways and ports that underpin the restoration of economic activity and critical infrastructure.
Blog
March 7, 2019
Sustainable Cities
Brenden Jongman, Suzanne Ozment
Nature-Based Solutions” (NBS) that strategically conserve or restore nature (sometimes called ‘green infrastructure’) while supporting conventionally built infrastructure systems (‘gray infrastruct