Working Together to Weather Future Storms

hydromet-feature-imageSTORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Meteorological and hydrological services – hydromet – play a vital role in mitigating the impacts of weather and climate extremes
  • Hydromet is not only about early warning systems, but also giving countries, regions, communities, and individuals weather information and reliable predictions to make informed decisions for many sectors of the economy – from agriculture to logistics to hydropower, and many more
  • The World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) are supporting efforts to strengthen collaboration in global weather monitoring across the public and private sectors

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eC2: Learning from and Operationalizing The Japanese Experience In Integrated Urban Flood Risk Management

Deadline: 15-Mar-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) vn-communitybased-disasterrisk-780x439

Objective:  Assignment to develop a series of Knowledge Notes on integrated urban flood risk management, including technical and implementation, institutional and financial aspects, based on the Japanese experience, case studies, and examples. Notes will include:

  1. Key technical elements of solutions employed in Japan
  2. Key process elements of the decision-making and prioritization steps
  3. Key political economy elements of the narrative

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The Disaster Risk Management Challenge for Small Cities

Colombia has been frequently hit by disasters. In 2016 alone, nearly a million Colombians were affected by disasters associated with adverse natural events, mainly caused by floods and droughts. In a region such as Latin America, where the number of recorded disasters tripled between 1970 and 2014, strengthening policies for disaster risk management and climate change adaptation is crucial and increasingly urgent.

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Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Training for Government Counterparts

Deadline: 15-Jan-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: Under the auspices of the Citizens’ Charter Afghanistan Project National afganistan1Priority Program, the World Bank Group has been providing training to the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) and the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) on disaster risk management to ensure resilient community infrastructure, greater sustainability in investments as well as more resilient communities. Based on the positive results achieved to date, there is increasing demand to expand these training efforts and train a broader set of key government stakeholders on best disaster risk management practices to increase resilience of public investments in Afghanistan.

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eC2: Strengthening the integration of disaster risk management and climate resilience in road transport to improve trade and competitiveness in the Western Balkans Region

Deadline: 23-Dec-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: The Development Objective of this proposed activity is to: Support the development of a more resilient trade and transport in the Western Balkans. balkans For this end the activity will assess the economic impacts associated with the potential disruption of core road network assets in terms of infrastructure related loss and the loss of functional connectivity as a function of time among other dimensions. It will overall advance the analytical knowledge to better inform and define possible measures and strategies to improve the Western Balkans Regions Action Plan for Facilitating Trade and Transport against adverse natural events.

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The Roadmap for Safer Schools—a conversation on making school infrastructure more resilient to natural disasters

gpss_roadmap_coverImagine that you are an advisor to your country’s Minister of Education. A recent earthquake damaged hundreds of schools in several cities. The minister has called for a meeting with you and asked: What are the main factors that contribute to the vulnerability of our school infrastructure? What can be done to prevent similar damages in the future?

So… What would you advise? In search of answers, we spoke with the leaders of the World Bank’s Global Program for Safer Schools (GPSS), who have recently launched an innovative tool, the Roadmap for Safer Schools. This roadmap is a guide to design and implement systematic actions to improve the safety and resilience of school infrastructure at risk from natural hazards. 

What makes schools unsafe?

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eC2: SERBIA NATIONAL DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT PLAN (NDRMP): FLOOD RISK MAPPING

Deadline: 04-Dec-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) Rural Infra in Cambodia

Objective: The objective of Component 2 on Disaster Risk Identification and Monitoring within the Programmatic Approach is to support the Government of Serbia, in particular the Serbian water sector institutions under the Ministry of Agriculture, in generating actionable flood risk information and to strengthen (flood) risk assessment methodologies. Serbia completed a preliminary flood risk assessment in 2011 and defined 99 flood prone areas throughout the country. Following this, 25 out of those 99 flood prone areas were mapped during the Study of Flood Prone Areas in Serbia (SoFPAS) project finalized in 2012.

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e2C: Technical Assistance to Strengthen Community-Level Capacity to Manage Disaster Risk and Recovery in Afghanistan

Deadline: 27-Nov-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: In order to increase disaster risk awareness and capacity of communities by afghanistan.gif supporting them in conducting participatory disaster risk mapping and disaster risk reduction activities to inform the design and implementation of community sub-projects under the Citizen Charter Project (CCAP), this consultancy will work with select Community Development Councils (CDCs), created under the National Solidarity Program (NSP), in high risk accessible areas, focusing initially on the North of the country.

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eC2: Baseline Analysis of Urban Flood Risks and High Priority Investment Gaps in Indonesian Cities

indonesia.jpgDeadline: 21-Nov-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: The World Bank is supporting the Government of Indonesia in its efforts to enhance resilience and flood risk management of its cities. This study will provide a baseline analysis of urban flood risks and high priority investment gaps based on a sample of 20-25 Indonesian cities, consolidate data and information, and conduct in-depth analysis of existing infrastructure and non-structural measures for high-risk areas in a selected 5 cities. The analysis will be based on developed criteria, taking into consideration a range of factors including flood risk, economic growth potential of cities, current and future risk information, and integrated urban flood risk management planning, and results of stakeholder consultations. The study is expected to increase information and awareness at national and city levels on gaps in infrastructure and non-structural measures for flood risk reduction and disaster risk management, as well as resilient and sustainable investment options.

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eC2:Disaster Risk Reduction Practice Research and Capacity Building Support to ECOWAS

Deadline: 20-Nov-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: The overall objective of this assignment is to contribute to disaster risk management related research and policy advice in support of ECOWAS as well as capacity enhancement interventions to benefit ECOWAS member states and key stakeholders like media, academia, civil society organizations, NGOs and the private sector to better contribute in the implementation of DRR activities in West Africa. More specifically, the assignment has three main objectives a) Provide policy research related to flood and disaster management in the ECOWAS region; b) Provide a pre-feasibility study for regional flood forecasting, early warning and open data management c) Facilitate training and capacity enhancement for ECOWAS secretariat and experts from member states related disaster risk management.

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