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By encouraging its citizens and local organizations to play a more proactive role, Greece's second largest city is steadily moving towards a safer and more resilient future.

Only a year after Somalia declared drought as a national emergency, a famine in the East African country has been successfully averted. Four farmers and entrepreneurs share the stories of how they broke out from cycles of drought.

With a special focus on risk communication and disruptive technologies, this year's Understanding Risk Forum in Mexico City abounded with innovative ways to talk about risk and inspire action. 


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Port Vila, Vanuatu
URf Pacific will bring together policy-makers, financial risk managers, and development partners to strengthen regional collaboration on climate and disaster risk finance, to share lessons on communicating risk to technical and policy audiences, and to offer learning opportunities across five core themes that are integral to financial resilience.
Belgrade, Serbia
The vision of the conference is to help further the understanding of risk by supporting a network of experts and practitioners that share knowledge and experience, and discuss best practices and innovative approaches in assessing risk and communicating risk information.


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A Climate Change Virtual Reality Experience Goes Home: ‘Our Home, Our People’ Returns to Fiji

'Our Home, Our People,' a virtual reality project which tells the human stories behind the GFDRR-supported Fiji Climate Vulnerability Assessment, returns to the communities involved in the film.

News & Blogs

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July 19, 2018
East Asia & Pacific on the rise
Naraya Carrasco, Lorenzo Piccio
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.
July 3, 2018
Opportunities for All
Keren Charles, Lorenzo Piccio
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.
June 29, 2018
Opportunities for All
Melanie Kappes
As demonstrated in Saint Lucia, hydromet stations need proper and regular maintenance to function – as a matter of safety and cost-effectiveness.
June 28, 2018
Sustainable Cities
Thomas Lennartz, Joe Leitmann, Lorenzo Piccio
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.
June 25, 2018
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!
June 21, 2018
Sustainable Cities
Alanna Simpson, Lorenzo Piccio
Leveraging the power of stories and narratives can help communities better understand volcanic risk.
June 19, 2018
End Poverty in South Asia
Barbara Minguez Garcia, James Newman, Dechen Tshering
  When it comes to leveraging cultural heritage for fire preparedness, there’s a lot Bhutan can learn from Japan’s experience.   
June 19, 2018
Sustainable Cities
Sameh Wahba, Stephane Hallegatte
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
June 18, 2018
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
June 15, 2018
Let's Talk Development
Stephane Hallegate, Alvina Erman
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 the