News & Blogs

Blog
13 juin, 2019
Tigran Shmis, Joel Reyes, Koji Miyamoto, Hanna Alasuutari
Education for Global Development

Drawing on our experience working on resilient education across the globe, GFDRR and the World Bank have recently published an education recovery guidance note. The note provides critical insights that government officials, the private sector and other development practitioners should take into account in the recovery and reconstruction of the education sector over three distinct phases of action.

Blog
4 juin, 2019
Keiko Sakoda, Bandita Sijapati, Melody Benavidez
Voices

When designing disaster risk management (DRM) projects, we must consider how to bolster the climate and disaster resilience of all people, paying special attention to the specific needs of different genders, the elderly, persons with disabilities, children, and other vulnerable or marginalized people.

Blog
4 juin, 2019
Naraya Carrasco, Cindy Quijada Robles, Lorenzo Piccio
Sustainable Cities

Eager to exchange experiences and lessons learned, more than 60 development practitioners from 29 small island states came together in Geneva, Switzerland on May 12-13, 2019 for the Fourth Meeting of the Small Island States Resilience Initiative (SISRI) Practitioners’ Network. 

Blog
6 mai, 2019
Ivan Bruce
Sustainable Cities

After a landslide in Freetown, Sierra Leone, the World Bank, GFDRR and the European Union commissioned analytical studies of the landslide and geology of surrounding areas. Presented with the analysis of the landslide disaster, the newly elected president of Sierra Leone declared that the landslide area is to be re-designated as a protected forest area  a memorial park to those that lost their lives during the disaster

Blog
29 avril, 2019
Elikia Nenkam, Melissa Landesz
Infrastructure & PPPs

In order to break down barriers to private sector investment to build resilience for West Africa’s coasts, it is critical to jumpstart the dialogue between the private and public sector. The West Africa Coastal Areas Management Program (WACA) will help achieve that.

Blog
25 avril, 2019
Jocelyn West, Simone Balog-Way, Emma Phillips
Voices

Art can inspire people to think about disaster risk and resilience in ways that science, data, and numbers cannot.  This is why the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) Labs and the World Bank Group’s Art Program and have launched a global call for artwork for an upcoming exhibit called The Art of Resilience

Blog
24 avril, 2019
Dechen Tshering, Peeyush Sekhsaria
End Poverty in South Asia

Bhutan is highly vulnerable to earthquakes, thanks to its location in the seismically active Himalayas. So how can Bhutan ready itself to weather future earthquake risks?

Blog
24 avril, 2019
Jolanta Kryspin-Watson, Jia Wen Hoe
Sustainable Cities

 Japan’s experience in mitigating flood risks offers valuable lessons for countries facing similar urban flood challenges.

Blog
9 avril, 2019
Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Michel Matera
Sustainable Cities

In the aftermath of the devastation from Cyclone Idai, Mozambique is taking big steps toward building the country's disaster and climate resilience.

Blog
27 mars, 2019
Anna-Maria Bogdanova
Sustainable Cities

National meteorological and hydrological services play a big role in in helping people understand and prepare for weather & water-related hazards. A new GFDRR report provides insights into how to improve the delivery of these services.