Feature Stories

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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. 

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.

Events

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Dozens of practitioners from small island states are coming together to share lessons learned on climate and disaster resilience on the sidelines of the World Reconstruction Conference (WRC) and UNISDR’s 2019 Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction (GP2019).

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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
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
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.