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Even as West Africa faces up to a changing climate, the development of hydrological and meteorological or hydromet services across the region is helping pave the way for a more resilient future.

To help strengthen the country’s resilience to climate and disaster risks, the Kyrgyz Republic has partnered with a number of international organizations, including GFDRR and the World Bank.

In case you couldn’t make it to Belgrade, here are some of the most revealing insights and takeaways from Understanding Risk Balkans. 


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Port Vila, Vanuatu
URf Pacific will bring together policy-makers, financial risk managers, and development partners to strengthen regional collaboration on climate and disaster risk finance, to share lessons on communicating risk to technical and policy audiences, and to offer learning opportunities across five core themes that are integral to financial resilience.
Belgrade, Serbia
The vision of the conference is to help further the understanding of risk by supporting a network of experts and practitioners that share knowledge and experience, and discuss best practices and innovative approaches in assessing risk and communicating risk information.


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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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October 24, 2018
Sustainable Cities
Joe Leitmann
Post-disaster needs assessments (PDNAs) have transformed how we prepare for and respond to disaster. Here are five ways we can do PDNAs better.
October 17, 2018
Lisa Robinson
These days we have more access to risk data and risk assessment than ever before about the mounting risks around us – from severe weather through to cyber-attacks – yet the pace at which people tak
October 12, 2018
The governments of Germany and the UK, with support from the World Bank, are establishing a new Global Risk Financing Facility (GRiF) to pilot and scale up support to strengthen the resilience of v
October 10, 2018
Eurasian Perspectives
Daniel Werner Kull, Michael Staudinger
Government in South Eastern Europe are now working together to improve climate and weather information exchanges across boundaries and strengthening regional early warning systems through the 
October 4, 2018
The World Bank has released US$496.25 million to support the Philippine government’s efforts to hasten recovery, rehabilitation, and reconstruction in areas battered by Typhoon Ompong (internationa
October 3, 2018
Ana Campos Garcia, James P. Newman
Seismic risk in East Africa is growing, driven by increasing exposure and unaddressed vulnerability.
October 2, 2018
End Poverty in South Asia
Dechen Tshering
Bhutan is partnering with development institutions including the World Bank, to strengthen its hydrological and meteorological services and better preparedness for disasters.
September 26, 2018
The World Bank, Build Academy, Airbnb, and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) have launched a global crowd-solving challenge for designs of Resilient Homes.
September 26, 2018
The Lao Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare, World Bank, United Nations in Lao PDR, and European Union in Laos gathered with concerned government departments, development partners, and NGOs, to la
September 26, 2018
Transport for development
Verónica Raffo, Pablo Iribarren Santos and Yohannes Yemane Kesete
A new GFDRR-funded technical assistance project will provide important new insights into the magnitude and location of current and future flooding risks on Argentina’s multi-modal transport routes.