WB - City Resilience Program - Training

World Bank – City Resilience Program – Training Sessions

Terrain Deformation in urban areas

Preparing cities for disaster and climate risks and strengthening urban resilience are critical if we are to achieve the development goals, however, the challenge of building more resilient cities can feel insurmountable. Cities are often held back from pursuing the vision of a more resilient future both because they lack the necessary financing and the technical expertise to realise a comprehensive and integrated investment program.

The City Resilience Program (CRP) is driven by the belief that a more resilient future for our cities is possible, aiming at empowering cities to pursue comprehensive and ambitious investment programs to strengthen resilience, and to access a broader range of financing options.

EO4SD-DRR has collaborated with the CRP on the provision of systematic terrain deformation analysis over several cities in a short period of time feeding the CRP’s City Scan process and helping urban and DRM experts to understand better the risk profile of their cities. A high level analysis and hotspot detection was performed on nine (9) different cities. For two of them, a high precision terrain deformation analysis was carried out to demonstrate how deep and precise the information provided can be for these cities to take decisions in prioritizing of investments.

Out of the nine cities for which the cluster has elaborated products (either GEP-based, detailed or both), dedicated training has been provided for five cities so far, Vinh Long (Vietnam, 10/11/2020), Khulna and Barishal (Bangladesh, 25/11/2020), Beira (Mozambique, 24/10/2020) and Cap Haitien (Haiti, 10/12/2020). Moreover, a training session on the use of the Geohazards Exploitation Platform (GEP) was also provided (02/02/2021).

Event category: Training sessions

IFI: World Bank

Cluster´s partners involved: Gisat, BRGM and Indra

Main user: The World Bank´s City Resilience Program (CRP)

Other users involved in the session: Vietnam WB DRM team and local users (>10), Bangladesh Urban and DRM team (4), Beira WB DRM team (2), The Caribbean DRM team working in Haiti plus engineering consultants (6).

Number of participants: average number of 10 participants


  • Vinh Long (Vietnam, 10/11/2020)
  • Khulna and Barishal (Bangladesh, 25/11/2020)
  • Beira (Mozambique, 24/10/2020)
  • Cap Haitien (Haiti, 10/12/2020)
  • Geohazards Exploitation Platform (GEP) was also provided (02/02/2021).

Location: Online

Official language: Spanish