Global Facility for Disaster Risk Reduction-World Bank (GFDRR)

The Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) is a global partnership that helps developing countries better understand and reduce their vulnerability to natural hazards and climate change.

GFDRR is a grant-funding mechanism, managed by the World Bank, that supports disaster risk management projects worldwide.

Working on the ground with over 400 local, national, regional, and international partners, GFDRR provides knowledge, funding, and technical assistance.

GFDRR is organized around eight priority topics: (1) GFDRR labs; (2) resilient infrastructure; (3) resilient cities; (4) hydromet services and early warning systems; (5) financial protection; (6) social resilience; (7) resilience to climate change; and (8) resilient recovery.

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