Feature Stories

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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. 

One of the world’s most vulnerable countries to the effects of climate change, Kiribati is taking a community-driven approach to provide safe drinking water and strengthen coastal protection in the face of drought, storm surges and rising seas.

Rising climate and disaster risk are threatening the safety and livelihood of communities across Central Asia. Improving weather, climate and hydrological services will be critical to saving lives and building resilient communities.

Events

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Geneva, Switzerland
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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.
Beirut, Lebanon
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This conference will provide an opportunity to learn from regional and global experiences in urban resilience to tackle the challenges that Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) cities face. It will lay the foundation for a joint understanding of resilience solutions by gathering city, national, and sub-national level officials, experts, and other shareholders and stakeholders from around the MENA region.

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
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
Blog
March 7, 2019
Sustainable Cities
Caren Grown, Cristina Otano
In far too many countries, disaster risk management is dominated by men, potentially embedding biases in DRM programs.
Blog
March 4, 2019
Sustainable Cities
Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Raja Rehan Arshad
Cities in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region are increasingly exposed to multiple shocks and stresses beyond disasters. To tackle this challenge, GFDRR and the World Bank Group are supp
Blog
February 26, 2019
Sustainable Cities
Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Laura Bailey
Over the last few years, GFDRR has been experiencing growing demand from countries affected by fragility, conflict and violence.
Blog
February 15, 2019
Sustainable Cities
Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Joe Leitmann
Disasters caused by natural hazards result in average annual welfare losses of over US$500 billion and push up to 26 million people into poverty each year.
News
February 14, 2019
Later this month, participants from all five Central Asian countries will discuss issues of natural disasters at the Forum on Financial Protection against Natural Disasters in Almaty.
News
February 8, 2019
Cet éditorial décrit les mesures prises récemment pour lutter contre les risques naturels à Djibouti.
News
February 8, 2019
Les travaux d’un atelier de formation de cinq jours sur l’évaluation des dommages, pertes et besoins après une catastrophe ont débuté hier au palais du peuple.
Blog
February 7, 2019
Private Sector Development
Samantha Power, Bianca Adam
At Understand Risk Finance Pacific, a captivating data sculpture served as a reminder of the importance of innovative disaster risk financing for achieving resilience.
Blog
January 31, 2019
Sustainable Cities
Cindy Patricia Quijada Robles, Rahel Steinbach, Melody Benavidez
Disasters harm all, but they often disproportionally affect women and girls because of their lower access to political, economic and social resources as well as social and cultural gender-specific