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.
Understanding Risk 2014 highlights can now be viewed online
Over a period of five days in London, UR2014 convened 840 participants from more than 60 countries, representing 285 institutions that covered government agencies, the private sector, NGOs, research institutions, academia and civil society. The Forum was organized in partnership with Willis, University College London, and the World Bank, with financial support from the ACP-EU NDRR Program, Esri, RMS and Google. Under the theme Producing Actionable Information, 24 technical sessions and workshops led by various international organizations were held, covering topics such as: decision-making under uncertainty, risk modeling in the financial sector, earth observation systems, risk communication, community-based risk assessments, and assessing risk in a changing climate, among others. In addition to the technical sessions, there were 9 plenary events, 24 side workshops and trainings, 2 on-site exhibits, and numerous side meetings and events. Click here to access the videos online.