World Bank Group and GFDRR 

Managing disaster and climate risk is core to the World Bank Group’s strategy

World Bank Group and GFDRRContacts

World Bank Group Spokespeople

Jim Yong Kim

President, World Bank Group

Languages: English, Korean, Spanish

Areas of Expertise: international development, public health

Rachel Kyte
Vice President and Special Envoy for Climate Change, World Bank
Languages: English, French, Spanish
Areas of Expertise: climate change adaptation, mitigation, climate finance, and disaster risk and resilience

Ede Jorge Ijjasz-Vasquez
Senior Director for the Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice, World Bank
Languages: English, Spanish
Areas of Expertise: sustainable development, Latin America and the Caribbean

World Bank Group-GFDRR Communications Contacts

Tomoko Hirai
Senior Communications Officer
Phone: 81-3-3597-6665

Camille Funnell
Senior Communications Officer

Phone: +61 423606850

              +1 202 294 4804

 About the World Bank Group and GFDRR

The World Bank promotes a comprehensive, multi-sector approach for Disaster Risk Management (DRM). By providing technical and financial support to mainstream disaster risk management in high-risk, low-capacity developing countries, the World Bank helps to reduce vulnerability to natural hazards and adapt to climate change. This support is delivered across five pillars of action, designed under the guiding principles of the Hyogo Framework for Action: risk identification, risk reduction, preparedness, financial protection, and resilient recovery. Working with over 400 local, national, regional, and international partners, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) is the World Bank’s institutional mechanism for DRM. A new World Bank-GFDRR DRM Hub in Tokyo was established in February 2014 under a new $100 million DRM program supported by Japan. |