Moldova is setting an example for how better weather forecasting and warnings can save lives and property. Modern automatic weather stations around the country now ensure that the State Hydrometeorological Service can relay weather and climate information to end users in real-time.
In this blog, World Bank Group President David Malpass highlights the institution's efforts to address climate and environmental challenges across the globe, including several GFDRR-supported initiatives in financial protection, climate resilience and urban development.
India's experience shows that building collapse, fires, and other disasters can become more destructive in the absence of effective resilient measures. Practitioners from two states and two territories in India recently gathered to share insights on how to develop building regulations for resilience.
UR Caribbean will be held from May 27 – June 1, 2019 at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill Campus’ Errol Barrow Center for Creative Imagination. The week-long event consists of three conference days of plenaries, technical sessions and cultural activities, followed by two days of workshops and side events. It also provides space for multimedia exhibits and bilateral meetings throughout the week.
Join us May 13-14 in Geneva for the next World Reconstruction Conference
Through a combination of open street mapping, drones, and modeling, Nigeriens are taking the lead in building Niamey’s preparedness for the next flood.