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The Africa Disaster Risk Financing (ADRF) Initiative works with 19 sub-Saharan African countries to develop and implement tailored financial protection policies and instruments which can help them respond quickly and resiliently to disasters.

More than 170 volunteers converged upon the World Bank headquarters in Washington, DC for the Open Data for Resilience Initiative (OpenDRI) Mapathon – helping gather invaluable geospatial data for communities half a world away. In case you couldn't make it, here's what you missed.

Government budgets alone, especially within small island states, cannot bear the weight of a changing climate and growing disaster risk. With the support of GFDRR and the World Bank, Pacific Island countries are charting a more resilient development path.


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World Bank Main Complex Atrium, Washington, DC
Join us on November 14 at World Bank HQ to learn about how you can get involved with the global mapping community!
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.


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Understanding Flood Vulnerability in Niger through Drones, Open Street Mapping and Flood Modeling

Through a combination of open street mapping, drones, and modeling, Nigeriens are taking the lead in building Niamey’s preparedness for the next flood. 

News & Blogs

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November 19, 2018
Ankur Nagar
The Indian state of Kerala is taking big steps toward building back better and developing long-term resilience, response, and governance capacities, with the support of GFDRR and the World Bank.
November 8, 2018
End Poverty in South Asia
Dechen Tshering, Barbara Minguez Garcia, James P. Newman
Cultural heritage preservation is one of the four pillars of Gross National Happiness, the guiding philosophy of Bhutan’s development.
November 7, 2018
Sustainable Cities
Vivien Deparday, Jocelyn Michele West, Mira Lilian Gupta
Local communities are mapping some of the world’s most vulnerable areas, not only easing the way for emergency responders when disaster strikes, but also helping cities and communities plan and bui
October 29, 2018
Simone Balog-Way, Vivien Deparday, Lorenzo Piccio
In an effort to provide a framework to guide the use of data in disaster risk management, (GFDRR)’s Open Data for Resilience Initiative has developed 10 principles that can be applied throughout a
October 24, 2018
Sustainable Cities
Anna Wellenstein, Mika-Petteri Torhonen
Comprehensive land and geospatial systems can secure the resilient recovery of economic activities – by providing accessible and instant data on disaster impact, the value of losses, the beneficiar
October 24, 2018
Sustainable Cities
Joe Leitmann
Post-disaster needs assessments (PDNAs) have transformed how we prepare for and respond to disaster. Here are five ways we can do PDNAs better.
October 17, 2018
Lisa Robinson
These days we have more access to risk data and risk assessment than ever before about the mounting risks around us – from severe weather through to cyber-attacks – yet the pace at which people tak
October 12, 2018
The governments of Germany and the UK, with support from the World Bank, are establishing a new Global Risk Financing Facility (GRiF) to pilot and scale up support to strengthen the resilience of v
October 10, 2018
Eurasian Perspectives
Daniel Werner Kull, Michael Staudinger
Government in South Eastern Europe are now working together to improve climate and weather information exchanges across boundaries and strengthening regional early warning systems through the 
October 4, 2018
The World Bank has released US$496.25 million to support the Philippine government’s efforts to hasten recovery, rehabilitation, and reconstruction in areas battered by Typhoon Ompong (internationa