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.
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
27 Apr 2015
Nepal is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world, ranked 11th most at risk in terms of its vulnerability to earthquakes and 30th in terms of flood risks. In particular, the highly populated Kathmandu Valley faces significant risk of a c...
Tags: Video, Earthquake
24 Dec 2014
The MENA Urbanization Knowledge Platform (MENA UKP) team is proud to launch a series of six video blogs on the resilience of cities in MENA and beyond. These interviews see city leaders, decision-makers, development experts, academics, private secto...
Tags: Video, Urban Risk Reduction