Feature Stories

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Eager to draw lessons from the recent past on how to bolster Tanzania’s emergency preparedness and response capacity, over 55 high-level participants across 20 different government departments gathered in Arusha on July 15 and 16, 2019 for a lessons learned exercise (LLE) workshop focusing on the 2014 and 2016 Kilosa district floods.

In one year and 12 cities, the Open Cities Africa program has trained more than 500 residents, university students, and civil servants to gather data on risk. These digital cartographers have mapped more than 500,000 buildings, roads, markets, schools, hospitals, parks, canals, and other features onto OpenStreetMap, a free and collaborative map of the world.

Events

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Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
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The 8th Central Africa Platform brought together approximately 90 participants, including national disaster risk reducation (DRR) focal points, national climate focal points, and national meteorology focal points, to take stock of progress on disaster risk reduction across the region.

The 8th Central Africa Platform brought together approximately 90 participants, including from national governments and civil society, to take stock of progress on disaster risk reduction across the region.
Bangkok, Thailand
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From July 22-24, 2019, 60 participants representing 8 South Asian countries gathered in Bangkok, Thailand for the South Asia Regional Workshop on Emergency Operations Centers.

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
Noviembre 21, 2019
End Poverty in South Asia
Keiko Sakoda, Bandita Sijapati
The World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) are working to develop a recipe to advance resilience for South Asia and beyond. For example, as part of its plan
News
Noviembre 21, 2019
The Central Asia Regional Water Supply and Sanitation Conference convened participants from the five countries of the region in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, to discuss best practices for building climate-
Blog
Noviembre 11, 2019
Voices
Sameh Wahba and Mami Mizutori
In an era of worsening climate and disaster risks, Sameh Wahba, Global Director for the World Bank’s Urban, Disaster Risk Management, Resilience and Land Global Practice and Mami Mizutori, Special
Blog
Noviembre 11, 2019
Transport for Development
Jun Erik Rentschler, Paolo Avner, Nicholas Jones
Medical emergencies are a race against time. In many high-income countries, ambulance response time is just over 5 minutes. But what happens in places where roads are often flooded?
Blog
Octubre 30, 2019
Latin America and Caribbean
Alexander Agosti, Paloma Zapata, and Nadim Saghir
A couple of weeks after the Bahamas were flattened by Hurricane Dorian, the World Bank and GFDRR were on the ground supporting the government's reconstruction and recovery efforts.
News
Julio 24, 2019
La Prévention des catastrophes et leurs conséquences sur l'environnement humain au centre du programme gouvernemental
[De Le Confident, quotidien independant d'information generale de la République centrafricaine]
News
Julio 23, 2019
Le gouvernement centrafricain s'active pour les besoins Post-catastrophes
[De L'Agora, quotidien independant d'information et d'analyse de la République centrafricaine]
Blog
Junio 27, 2019
End Poverty in South Asia
Julian Palma and Ditte Fallesen
Taking control of disaster risk management in their country, officials from the Government of Afghanistan learned new ways to identify disaster risks and apply that information towards more resilie
Blog
Junio 13, 2019
Education for Global Development
Tigran Shmis, Joel Reyes, Koji Miyamoto, Hanna Alasuutari
Drawing on our experience working on resilient education across the globe, GFDRR and the World Bank have recently published an education recovery guidance note.