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Funding Options for Adaptation
Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR)
Funding Source Multilateral banks (World Bank)
Focal Sector/s All
Nature of disbursement Grant
Cofinancing Yes
Eligible Region Africa, Asia-Pacific, South and Central America, Small Island Developing States
Summary Note

The Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) is a partnership of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) system to support the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA). The partnership is managed by the World Bank on behalf of the participating donor partners and other partnering stakeholders.

GFDRR provides technical and financial assistance to high risk low- and middle-income countries to mainstream disaster reduction in national development strategies and plans to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). GFDRR's Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction in Development (Track-II) provides technical and financial assistance to low and middle income countries to mainstream disaster risk reduction into their country assistance and poverty reduction strategies. Climate Change adaptation is one of the key areas of intervention under this track.

GFDRR currently finances 20 projects that help countries better adapt to the challenges that climate change poses. These projects support activities such as the development of probabilistic risk assessment platforms, the creation of disaster risk atlases, and the establishment / improvement of loss model tools.

  • Facilitating provision of baseline vulnerability information on flood exposed communities in Ethiopia. This project aims to produce vulnerability related information on community livelihoods in a selected flood exposed area of Ethiopia in order to provide data to the national livelihoods database under development by DPPC/USAID; and to provide information to DPPC to increase their knowledge and ability to deal with risk reduction in flood exposed areas of the country and to facilitate establishment of courses on risk/vulnerability analyses and management at Addis Ababa University. (Ethiopia)
  • Climate change and future flood risks in Bangladesh-The objective of this proposed GFDRR activity is to determine the impacts of climate change on the future characteristics of the flood (e.g. depth, extent, duration, frequency, and timing) and assess future vulnerabilities in the context of agriculture and food security. Key indicators include the development of appropriate datasets and information and integration into the identified menu of agricultural adaptation options and recommendations.(Bangladesh)
  • Hazard Risk Management Program in Nepal-The objective of this program is to take stock of ongoing hazard risk mitigation initiatives and programs in Nepal; engage dialogue with government counterparts, development partners and disaster experts; develop strategic recommendation on priority areas for the multidonor trust Fund (TF) and its strategic direction; and develop a draft TF implementation plan. (Nepal)
Contact details for further information

Manager: Saroj Kumar Jha
Office: +1-202-458-2726 ; Cell: +1-202-725-0446
1818 H Street, N.W.
Mailstop: MC 5-512
Washington, DC 20433 USA

Telephone: (+1 202) 458-0268
Skype: GFDRRHelp
Fax: (+1 202) 522-3227

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