eC2: Conducting a Building Regulatory Capacity Assessment in the City of Yangon, Myanmar

Deadline: 13-Aug-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

In close collaboration with the Yangon City Development Committee, and consistent withYangon0210 the policy objectives of Myanmar Southeast Asia Disaster Risk Management Project, the objective of the consultancy is to undertake a Building Regulatory Capacity Assessment (BRCA) that contributes to a comprehensive resilience strategy for Yangon. The BRCA will follow the World Bank’s Building Regulation for Resilience Program’s methodology.

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eC2: Action Planning for Social Inclusion in Disaster Risk Management Portfolio in South Asia

Qiangtang River BasinDeadline: 22-Jul-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The World Banks South Asia Disaster Risk Management (DRM) team has commenced a new regional Technical Assistance (TA): Mainstreaming Inclusive Resilience in South Asia (P167456), to proactively incorporate social inclusion in the existing and new DRM lending portfolio. The objectives of this assignment are: (a) to develop action plans for five pilot projects, that are either new or existing, to better address social inclusion in the project design/implementation stage; and (b) to design and deliver training workshops that help government counterparts and World Bank’s DRM and Social Development specialists, to design more socially inclusive DRM projects. Under this assignment, two activities are planned: (i) action planning to identify practical entry points for more robust social inclusion elements in the five pilot projects; (ii)training workshop for consultation and learning opportunities.

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eC2: Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Management to Sustain Local Infrastructure

Camerooon.Deadline: 09-Jul-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The objective of the technical assistance (TA) is to increase the capacity and knowledge of a selected LGU (1 province) in dealing with climate/disaster risks faced by local transport infrastructure and pilot an institutionalized coordination process with the national agencies to better inform local roads planning, using a learning-by-doing approach. Based on this activity, technical notes/guidelines will be prepared for the ongoing provincial roads program to benefit all participating LGUs. LGUs are the implementing units under the provincial roads program, and hence increasing their technical capacity in dealing with climate resilience for local roads will improve the performance and development impact of the provincial roads program.

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Building Back Better: How to Cut Natural Disaster Losses by a Third

DgnheipUwAETCjh.jpgWASHINGTON, June 18, 2018When countries rebuild stronger, faster and more inclusively after natural disasters they can reduce the impact on people’s livelihoods and well-being by as much as 31 percent, potentially cutting global average losses from $555 billion to $382 billion per year. That’s the conclusion of a new report from the World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), released today.

The report, Building Back Better: Achieving resilience through stronger, faster and more inclusive post-disaster reconstruction, assesses socioeconomic resilience and the impact of disasters on people’s well-being. It covers 149 countries, including 17 small island states, representing 95.5 percent of the world’s population.

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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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