Scientists are constantly getting better at knowing when the next hurricane, landslide, or flood will happen. However, science communication about these disasters lags behind.
Natural events and disasters of the past have influenced some of the most iconic art of our time. From Turner’s sunsets to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein – both were composed in the shadow of the greatest volcanic eruption of our age, Mount Tambora in 1815. The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Japanese artist Hokusai (c. 1829–33) has been interpreted as a warning about tsunami risk. In an era of increasing natural hazards and climate change, art can also communicate the future risks we face.
Deadline: 28-Feb-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
To conduct an exploratory study to test and find ideas and structures for a financial mechanism that can help channel pre-arranged funds directly to front line humanitarian organizations. The purpose is not a feasibility study providing legal or technical advice.
Deadline: 18-Dec-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The DRFIP is undertaking a four-year DRF Analytics Project to improve the understanding and to increase the capacity of governments to take informed decisions on DRF based on sound financial analysis. The objective of the project will be achieved through four outcomes:
i. Governments understand their financial risk related to natural disasters;
ii. Governments employ efficient financial/actuarial analysis, such as cost-benefit analyses, in the development of DRF strategies;
iii. Improved financial capacity to meet financial needs immediately following natural disasters; and
iv. Increased capacity in Governments to monitor and evaluate DRF strategies. Under this project a suite of interactive DRF quantitative tools will be developed which can be adapted and applied to support capacity building and decision making in countries.
Deadline: 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.
Deadline: 05-Apr-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Objective: The objective of this technical assistance (TA) is to increase the capacity and knowledge of selected LGU/s 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. The activity will revolve around three important areas: (a) high-resolution risk mapping based on existing hazard information; (b) a prioritization of corrective investments, including primarily those for roads improvement and flood management, based on life cycle approach; and (c) planning, design standards and asset management frameworks especially for local roads are reevaluated in light of future climate and natural hazard risks. The firm has to demonstrate experience working on previous assignments in the Philippines. Because of the capacity building component and learning by doing approach, international firms are encouraged to tap a local entity for this purpose such as a local firm, university, research/think tank group, NGO, or individual. The TA site is still to be agreed with government.