The Resilience Dialogue series was launched at the 2011 World Bank Group (WBG)-International Monetary Fund (IMF) Annual Meetings, when major development and humanitarian partners meeting at the World Bank agreed to institutionalize a series of events on the margins of the WBG-IMF Annual and Spring Meetings to monitor progress on the resilience agenda.
Scaling up disaster and climate risk programs to advance post-2015 resilience goals.
Innovative, emerging strategies for financing resilience in vulnerable regions
A new approach to development action to counter rising humanitarian needs
The impact of disasters on poverty dynamics
On October 11, 2013 – in the margins of the WBG-IMF Annual Meetings – government and international organizations’ representatives met in Washington to discuss the links between resilience and poverty reduction.
Integrating disaster risk management in the post-2015 development framework
At the 2013 WBG-IMF Spring Meetings, the European Union, the Government of Japan, USAID, and the World Bank/GFDRR hosted the fourth round of the Resilience Dialogue series to explore how disaster and climate resilience can feature in the post-2015 development framework. At the event the Government of Japan announced a joint program with the World Bank to support disaster risk management in disaster-prone developing countries.
Mainstreaming disaster risk management in national and international development policy and planning.
In October 2012, Sendai - the largest city in the region that bore the brunt of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami - was the stage for the Sendai Dialogue. Bank Governors, Annual Meetings delegates, disaster experts and other stakeholders met to build a global consensus on the need to better prepare for disasters and mainstream disaster risk management in development policies and programs.
Linking climate change adaptation and disaster risk management efforts in support of resilience.
In this second round of the Resilience Dialogue, humanitarian and development actors explored the challenges of connecting the disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation agendas. Dr. Christopher Field outlined the findings of the IPCC's Special Report on Extreme Events and challenged the speakers to identify how best to translate these findings into concrete action on the ground.
Linking humanitarian and development action in support of resilience.
The event marked a major step towards agreement between all the most important development and humanitarian partners on the key steps to bring the disaster resilience agenda forward. The event was both an achievement and a beginning. It was the first time major multilateral and bilateral donors agreed to take concrete action to “close the loop” and work in a coordinated effort to build disaster resilience. At the same time it was the beginning of a longer term commitment.