eC2: Disaster Risk Finance and Insurance Africa Knowledge Symposium

Deadline: 23-Mar-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) vn-communitybased-disasterrisk-780x439

Under the aegis of the European Union-funded Africa Disaster Risk Finance (ADRF) Program, this Knowledge Symposium would be part of a portfolio of activities and initiatives to meet the overall objectives of the program which are: 1) to support the development of multi-risk financing strategies at regional, national and local levels to help African countries make informed decisions, 2) to improve financial response capacity post disaster, and 3) to mitigate the socio-economic, fiscal and financial impacts of disasters of African countries.

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eC2: Development of quantitative tools for Disaster Risk Finance

Deadline:  24-Jul-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The World Bank-GFDRR DRFIP is seeking support in the development of 4 interactive Bangladeshi villagers repair a vital flood-protecting embankmentquantitative tools to support decision-making in financial disaster risk management. The tools will draw on current international best practice in user interface design, transparency and quality in coding, and probabilistic financial and actuarial analysis.

This consultancy covers the compilation and cleansing of data (from public sources); the development of quantitative methodology; and production (design, development, validation and testing) of 4 quantitative interactive tools in MS Excel. The quantitative tools will be generic tools that can be adapted and applied to support capacity building and decision making in many countries. The tools will allow decision makers to assess the liability and fiscal funding gap following a disaster, understand the financial implications of different DRF strategies, as well as answer questions about financial instruments and define relevant policy options.

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World Bank Group Offers Help to Nepal After Devastating Earthquake

Originally posted on World Bank website.

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 26, 2015—The World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim today offered Nepal the Bank Group’s immediate support to overcome the damage and loss of life after a devastating earthquake on Saturday.

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Now is the time to strengthen disaster risk reduction in East Asia and the Pacific : Blog by Axel van Trotsenburg

Blog by Axel van Trotsenburg , Vice President, East Asia and Pacific Region World Bank. This blog was published on March 13th, 2015 on the World Bank website.

Every time I learn of another natural disaster – the people killed and injured, homes Axeldestroyed, livelihoods lost – I know we must act to reduce the tragic impact instead of waiting for the next disaster strikes.

We have that chance with this year’s World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, which seeks to finalize the successor to the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA2) that guides policymakers and international stakeholders in managing disaster risk. The conference is an opportunity to set new milestones in disaster risk reduction and fighting poverty.

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