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Susanna Tol, Senior Communications and Advocacy Officer, Wetlands International, Wetlands International

Are ecosystem based solutions to reducing risk gaining ground?

William Lacy Swing, International Organization for Migration

2015 was the year of hope for the global migration and humanitarian communities. 

Yohannes Yemane Kesete, Disaster Risk Management Specialist, The World Bank

On August 27, 2015, there was little sense of anxiety or urgency in Dominica as the first rains landed on this small Eastern Caribbean island state

Katie Peters, Senior Research Fellow, Overseas Development Institute

When the world’s governments meet in Cancun this week, they will reaffirm th

Toshihiro Sonoda, Senior Disaster Risk Management Specialist, World Bank, the

What do you think of when you hear ‘water issues’? You may think of water supply, sanitation or even food security.

Daniel Stander, Global Head of the RMS Public Sector Group, Risk Management Solutions

RMS is delighted in playing an integral role at the United Nations’ Global Platf

Triveño Luis, Urban Development Specialist, World Bank Group

The scene is as familiar as it is tragic: A devastating hurricane or earthquake strikes a populated area in a poor country, inflicting a high numbe

Vladimir Tsirkunov, Team Leader of the GFDRR's Hydromet Program, Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the

Intense drought can devastate a country. Severe flooding can be catastrophic. Dealing with both at the same time?