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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.

In this blog, World Bank Group President David Malpass highlights the institution's efforts to address climate and environmental challenges across the globe, including several GFDRR-supported initiatives in financial protection, climate resilience and urban development.

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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Sameh Wahba at URBalkans: Why understanding disaster risk matters for sustainable development

Sameh Wahba, Director of the World Bank’s Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice, sheds light on the importance of understanding disaster and climate risks for sustainable development<

News & Blogs

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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.
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.