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Sameh Wahba

Global Director, Urban, Disaster Risk Management, Resilience and Land Global Practice

Maitreyi Bordia Das

Manager, Urban, Disaster Risk Management, Resilience and Land Global Practice, World Bank

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Global Facility for Disaster Reduction & Recovery

GFDRR is a global partnership that helps developing countries better understand and reduce their vulnerability to natural hazards and climate change. Working on the ground with more than 400 local, national, regional, and international partners, GFDRR provides knowledge, funding, and technical assistance.

Tokyo Development Learning Center

TDLC is a partnership between the World Bank and the Government of Japan. The Center serves as a global knowledge hub that operationalizes Japanese and global urban development knowledge, insights, and technical expertise to maximize the impact of urban development projects.

City Climate Finance Gap Fund

The City Climate Finance Gap Fund (Gap Fund) helps cities in developing and emerging countries to realize their climate ambitions, turning low-carbon, climate-resilient ideas into strategies and finance-ready projects.

Global Partnership for Results-Based Approaches

Through a diverse portfolio of projects, GPRBA funds, designs, demonstrates, and documents results-based financing approaches to improve the delivery of basic services so that poor and marginalized people in developing countries have access to electricity, water, sanitation, health care, education, and other services needed for growth and opportunity.

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