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February 2022
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Learn how GFDRR is strengthening the resilience of and shoring up countries affected by natural hazards, climate change, and the ongoing pandemic.

Keep an eye out for next month’s newsletter for coverage
of GFDRR’s Partnership Days events on Feb. 23 and 24

Upcoming Events

GPURL’s 30 Days of Learning—in a virtual format—enables staff to up their games on technical, operational, and soft business skills. Get greater insight into Global Solutions Groups (GSGs) and Knowledge Silo Breakers (KSBs) to advance our work. The first sessions will cover Land and Geospatial work. See the calendar of events on Sharepoint and OLC. Plan ahead by using the Learning Catalog in Publications, below.
How Art Festivals Can Boost
Local Development

March 2, 2022; 2:00 am-3:30 am ET

In Case You Missed It:
Recordings of Recent Events

Feature Story
Governments are seeking ways to revamp disaster-risk management amid an onslaught of disease and severe weather events.  
Featured Publications
FEBRUARY 18, 2022
Three years on: Four lessons learned from post-disaster recovery in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia
by  Muhammad Halik Rizki, Jian Vun, Andre Bald
FEBRUARY 16, 2022
Inclusive disaster risk management: What have we learned?
by  Mirtha Escobar, Zoe Elena Trohanis

 
FEBRUARY 11, 2022
Screens over shovels: Using digital technology to modernize public works
by  Vivien Deparday, Nuala Margaret Cowan, Caroline M. Gevaert, Yves Barthlemy

 
FEBRUARY 3, 2022
Can Nature-Based Solutions Help Answer the Climate Crisis?
by Nadeera Rajapakse, Caitriona Palmer, Priyanka Dissanayake, Thalyta Ernandya Yuwono
JANUARY 31, 2022
Small Caribbean islands with big COVID-19 impacts
by Kerri Cox, Rendell Ernest de Kort, Stefan Leeffers, Mary Boyer
JANUARY 22, 2022
Learning from tropical cyclone Seroja in Timor-Leste
by Jolanta Kryspin-Watson, Jian Vun, Devan Kreisberg 

Urban Development in the Headlines

How Singapore became a beacon for sustainable tourism
Gulf Business
February 23, 2022

Sustainable Cities: Accelerating the Path Toward Net Zero
Forbes
February 22, 2022

Financial instruments for investing in sustainable cities
Stockholm Economic Institute
February 21, 2022

Are cars an urban design flaw? Cities advance car-free zones
World Economic Forum
February 18, 2022

 
Historic rain and mudslides in Brazilian city kill at least 105; more residents evacuated
Washington Post
February 16, 2022

Introducing The Sustainable City Podcast
MIT Press Reader
February 10, 2022

The criticality of climate finance for Africa
Brookings
February 8, 2022


The Last Utopia: The 15-Minute City
New Geography
February 4, 2022


 

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