Next Generation of Youth in Tanzania to Be Equipped With Critical Skills in Urban Resilience
In Tanzania, the Ramani Huria 2.0 project is training about 300 urban planning and geomatics students to collect data that will be critical to improving drainage, health care, and social service delivery in Dar es Salaam, the East African country's largest city.
Five Reasons why Haiti Should Invest in Resilient Cities
Now the third most urbanized country in Latin America and the Caribbean, Haiti has experienced a rapid urbanization over the past 15 years. A new World Bank report, made possible with the support of GFDRR, highlights five challenges and opportunities to build resilient cities in Haiti.
GFDRR enabled close to $5 billion in resilience investments in FY2017, helping over 80 countries become more resilient in the face of natural disasters and climate change. The Facility's latest Annual Report recaps a year of reflection and change.
Global Commitment, Local Action: Resilience at the One Planet Summit
How can we mobilize and maximize the financing needed to accelerate climate action? On December 12, 2017, the World Bank Group, GFDRR, and partners discussed this question at the One Planet Summit, focusing on helping client countries build resilience to climate change and disaster risks, and foster climate-smart growth.