In an effort to adapt the country’s development strategy to climate and disaster risk, the government of Fiji has pioneered a first-of-its-kind climate vulnerability assessment.
Determined to build back better and become the world’s first climate-resilient nation, the Government of Dominica, in partnership with the World Bank, has set in motion a resilient recovery plan.
As demonstrated in Saint Lucia, hydromet stations need proper and regular maintenance to function – as a matter of safety and cost-effectiveness.
Even as people in fragile, conflict and violence-affected countries struggle to cope with the growing dangers from natural disasters, the international donor community has been slow to respond.
The World Meteorological Organization's HydroHub is looking for innovative solutions in operational hydrology. Apply to the Innovation Call by 20 August to make a difference on the ground!
Leveraging the power of stories and narratives can help communities better understand volcanic risk.
When it comes to leveraging cultural heritage for fire preparedness, there’s a lot Bhutan can learn from Japan’s experience.
In this video blog, GFDRR Lead Economist Stephane Hallegatte discusses the report "Building Back Better" and how communities and countries can strengthen their resilience to natural shocks through a better reconstruction process.
When countries rebuild stronger, faster and more inclusively after natural disasters they can reduce the impact on people’s livelihoods and well-being by as much as 31 percent, potentially cutting global average losses from $555 billion to $382 billion per year. That’s the conclusion of a new report from the World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR).
A household survey conducted in Accra, Ghana asked people about their experience of the 2015 floods to gain a better understanding of how floods affect poor households and the coping mechanisms they use to deal with floods. This information can be used to better target post-disaster support and design policies to strengthen vulnerable populations.