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Past Events

The World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) in collaboration with the Sustainable City Infrastructure and Services Global Solutions Group (GSG), the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), the Disaster Risk Management and Resilience GSG, and the Climate-Smart Cities Community of Practice (CoP) is organizing a Technical Deep Dive (TDD) on Cities and Climate Change from March 11 to 15, 2024 in Tokyo and Kyoto. Delegations from seven countries and the World Bank staff, consisting of approximately 30 representatives from World Bank client countries engaged in urban development projects, will participate in this Technical Deep Dive (TDD).

This deep-dive session aims to foster discussions among operational teams on the critical need for tailored and contextualized approaches to EWS implementation in FCV settings, in order to enhance community resilience in the face of climate and disaster risks.

We are living in an age where chronic instability, civil wars, the global shock of the pandemic, and continued climate disasters have created a complex landscape of intertwined risks, exacerbating fragility. Countries need help prevent, prepare for, and deal with crises in a way that does not divert them from their development goals. Against this backdrop, the World Bank is evolving to become a better bank to serve the world's most vulnerable people. This event will convene key actors to explore ideas and partnerships that can better respond to today’s challenges.

This two-day workshop was based on Romania’s experience in improving its critical emergency management infrastructure and served as a platform for experts, practitioners, and key stakeholders to exchange knowledge and experiences in the realm of disaster risk management. It delved into crucial discussions, facilitated by interactive activities and field visits. 

On June 23, 2023, GFDRR's City Resilience Program organized a roundtable on urban resilience and private sector investment in affiliation with the Summit for a New Global Financial Pact held in Paris that same week. The event, organized in partnership with the Sciences Po Urban School, brought together city and government officials, DRM experts, civil society, academia, the private sector, and the World Bank to discuss the challenges and opportunities of investing in urban resilience in African cities. 

An infrastructure design firm from Japan provided hands-on training and capacity building on physical hydraulic modeling of large river hydraulic structures over the course of two weeks in Tokyo (lectures) and Tsukuba (experiment).

GFDRR Partnership Days will showcase the impact the facility’s activities are creating on the ground in building resilience to natural hazards.