This manual sets basic standards for open source creation and communication of disaster and climate change information. It builds on the World Bank’s Open Data initiative and seeks to: improve disaster and climate change resilience; ensure streamlined data sharing and collaboration among government agencies, the private sector, academia and civil society; and encourage data collaboration with humanitarian efforts. The Guide draws on a number of projects which provide tools to empower both governments and communities to develop mitigation strategies for storms, flooding, droughts and other natural hazards.

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Organization: WB, OCHA, UNISDR, The Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, American Red Cross, USAID

Topics: Science, Adaptation, Technology, Policy Instruments

Type of material: Guidance Document

Publication date: 2014

Language: English