GFDRR and DFID's competitive Challenge Fund pilots new and innovative approaches to overcoming these challenges and strengthens disaster and climate risk decision-making in developing countries.
Extreme weather events are increasingly being amplified by global warming. A better understanding of the nature of location specific risks due to climate extremes can facilitate comprehensive early action systems across the Asia and Africa.
Code for Resilience (CfR) fosters a global community of citizens, governments, and technologists using open innovation, open data, and open software and hardware tools to identify and reduce the risks posed by natural disasters.
The Digital Elevation Model Project (DEMP) is a group of professionals passionate about the need for the world to have access to high resolution digital elevation models (DEMs). DEMs are key to helping the world increase its resilience to climate change and natural disasters.
The GEM Foundation is a public-private partnership established to develop open, high-quality tools and information for transparent assessment of earthquake hazard and risk, to share them freely through the OpenQuake Platform, and to facilitate use of these resources for risk reduction and increased resilience worldwide.
The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) works to reduce disaster risk by collaborating with communities to map vulnerable areas before disasters occur. HOT also applies principles of open source and open data sharing to improve humanitarian response post-disaster and to support economic development.
The Open Data for Resilience Initiative (OpenDRI) applies the concepts of the global open data movement to the challenges of reducing vulnerability to natural hazards and the impacts of climate change.
The Small Island States Resilience Initiative (SISRI) will provide investment capital and technical assistance to help island nations reduce risks to their populations, assets, economies and ecosystems. It aims to support up to 24 countries in the Caribbean, Pacific and African/Indian Ocean regions during its first commitment period (2016-2018).
This initiative aims to provide a community perspective on the priorities for future collaboration and investment in the development and use of disaster risk information.
SIA can be undertaken to obtain rapid assessments of the impact of a major disaster. Often, SIA is used prior to, or in parallel to the Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) undertaken in the field by the affected government that is supported by the UN, EU, and the World Bank.
The Urban Flood Community of Practice is a World Bank-led initiative that aims to promote an integrated approach to urban flood risk management across regions by leveraging technical expertise and capitalizing on knowledge contributed by a wide range of stakeholders.