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Aftershocks looks at various disasters from the distant and recent past and uses risk modeling to understand the likely impacts similar events would have if they were to occur in today’s more populous and connected world.

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.


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CoP 24 EU Pavilion, Katowice, Poland
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!


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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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January 7, 2019
Hugo Wesley, Lorenzo Piccio
Launched in 2015, the Africa Disaster Risk Financing (ADRF) Initiative works with 19 African countries to develop and implement tailored financial protection policies and instruments which can help
December 21, 2018
East Asia & Pacific
Jian Vun, Zuzana Stanton-Geddes, Jolanta Kryspin-Watson
As Indonesia and other countries advance their agendas on disability-inclusive development, they must seize the opportunity to build back more inclusively after disasters.
December 20, 2018
Sustainable Cities
Joaquin Toro
It is vital that governments, cities, and populations living at the foot of a volcano become aware of the risks they face, and that they take the necessary measures not to create further risks – th
December 13, 2018
Sustainable Cities
Emma Phillips
Aftershocks: Remodeling the Past for a Resilient Future, a report and accompanying story map from the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), uses a combination of risk modelin
December 10, 2018
At COP24, the High-Level Consultative Group (HLCG) of the InsuResilience Global Partnership agreed to work on a bold vision for the Partnership to scale up pre-arranged finance to assist poor and v
November 30, 2018
Let's Talk Development
Stéphane hallegatte, Brian Walsh, Jun erik rentschler
From risk to opportunity – how can we expand the risk management toolbox to build more resilient societies? Five years on, the lessons from the 2014 World Development Report are as relevant as ever
November 28, 2018
Lorenzo Piccio, David Tucker
Over a decade after the OpenStreetMap community first burst onto the global development scene, the sight of the World Bank headquarters’ atrium packed to the rafters with mappers, veterans and newc
November 27, 2018
Fatima Arroyo Arroyo
Flash floods and landslides regularly impair public transportation in Freetown, Sierra Leone, and fixing the problem is hindered by a lack of reliable data. So we had to get creative...
November 26, 2018
Eurasian Perspectives
Donato De Rosa, Maja Murisic
Only better policies and a more effective institutional coordination will help reduce risks, protect the lives and wellbeing of Romanians, and minimize damage to natural, physical, and economic ass
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.