Burned by decades of conflict, Afghanistan's ability to cope with and respond to disaster has also been undermined by a lack of adequate risk information. Since 2015, however, Afghanistan has been bolstering efforts to generate and share risk information, with support from GFDRR.
Aftershocks looks at various disasters from the distant and recent past and uses risk modeling to understand the likely impacts similar events would have if they were to occur in today’s more populous and connected world.
The Africa Disaster Risk Financing (ADRF) Initiative works with 19 sub-Saharan African countries to develop and implement tailored financial protection policies and instruments which can help them respond quickly and resiliently to disasters.
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<