As Natural Disasters Rise, Countries Call for Action on Resilient Crisis Recovery Planning

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  • Each year, natural disasters, compounded by climate change and conflict, cause more than $500 billion in losses
  • Yet governments, supported by the World Bank, increasingly understand that investing in disaster recovery enables them to “build back better”
  • The international community sees the World Reconstruction Conference (WRC3) as a call to action on recovery to make countries even more resilient to disasters

eConsultant:Consultancy Assignment for Natural Hazard Assessment for the Reconstruction of Critical Transport and Flood Protection Infrastructure

Deadline: 08-Jun-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The objective of the assignment is to contribute to the increase of capacities of the Bangladeshi villagers repair a vital flood-protecting embankmentrelevant ministries and agencies of the Republic of Tajikistan in the adoption of the most appropriate and comprehensive natural hazard assessment approaches in designing more resilient transport and flood protection infrastructure.

The objective achievement is subject to reaching three specific results:
1. Hazard assessment completed for the selected bridge reconstruction sites.
2. Hazard assessment completed for the selected flood protection sites.
3. Recommendations for hazard assessment data monitoring requirements prepared.

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Staying a Step Ahead of a Natural Disaster: Can Innovation and Technology Help?

Last month a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Ecuador left over 600 people dead and almost ThinkHazard-thirty thousand injured, with economic damages projected at more than $3 billion. Unfortunately, events like these are becoming all too commonplace. Impacts from natural disasters are on the rise, posing a growing threat to economies and the lives of millions of people around the world.

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