World Disaster Risk Reduction Conference, Sendai, Japan
Over 8,000 people gathered in Sendai, Japan, on March 14-18 for the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction with the goal of launching a new international framework to guide implementation of disaster risk management efforts worldwide in years to come. Click here and here to read about World Bank Group and GFDRR's contributions to this conference.
A new publication on "Investing in Resilience"
Resilient development is smart development. Natural disasters are threatening development gains in most of the developing world. By investing in resilience, we can better manage climate and disaster risk to help end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity.Click here to read the publication.
NEW ACP-EU NDRR Program video
The video highlights the importance of addressing DRR in ACP countries, the valuable partnership between the ACP Group of States, the EU and GFDRR/World Bank Group, and emphasizes some of the achievements and progress made so far. Click here to view the English version. Click here to view the French version.
2014 GFDRR Annual Report Released
The GFDRR Annual Report 2014: Bringing Resilience to Scale highlights progress and results achieved against GFDRR’s work plan from July 2013 to June 2014, and is organized according to its Five Pillars of Action: Risk Identification, Risk Reduction, Preparedness, Financial Protection, and Resilient Recovery. The report also captures a snapshot of the organization’s most successful disaster risk management initiatives, and showcases the role partnerships play in making GFDRR’s work possible at the local, national, and global levels. A special feature on ACP-EU NDRR Program can be found on page 77. To read the full report, click here.
New Project in the Solomon Islands to Help Rural Communities Better Manage Risks
The Community Resilience to Climate Change and Disaster Risk in Solomon Islands Project (CRISP) is funded through $1.8 million from the ACP-EU Program and a $7.3 million grant from the Global Environment Facility for Least Developing Countries. The project aims to address natural hazards and climate change risks by strengthening climate and disaster risk information and early warning systems, and direct community investments in climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction. It will also help integrate climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction in government policies and operations. Beneficiaries will be in up to four provinces, primarily in rural areas, and will total approximately 79,000 people over the five year implementation period. Read more about this project here.