This video highlights the upgrade and adoption of cyclone-proof building norms for public buildings, one of the key components of GFDRR’s disaster risk mitigation program in Madagascar. The program of assistance extended through the GFDDR supports the country’s strong political will to shift from a policy of disaster response to one of prevention and mitigation.
12 Dec 2014
About the Speech: Simon Giles discussed the opportunities presented by ‘Smart’ cities — urban spaces that harness the latest ICT developments to deliver more efficient and sustainable services and infrastructure. From electric cars ...
Tags: Video, Infrastructure and Services, Urban Infrastructure, Urban Planning
16 Jan 2015
Ebola is harder to catch than you think in countries outside the three main outbreak countries, namely Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. Ebola may dominate the news, but you’re more likely to be struck by lightning than to catch Ebola. Unlike influ...
Tags: Video, Communicable Disease
17 Apr 2014
The majority of the population in Mauritania provides for themselves through traditional agriculture and livestock farming and are heavily dependent on the rainy seasons. As a result of unpredictable seasonal rains and climatic conditions, climate ha...
Tags: Case Study, Drought, Food Security