GFMC: The World Bank


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The mission of the World Bank is fight poverty. An important part of this mission is providing assistance to prepare for and recover from natural or man-made disasters that can result in great human and economic losses. The World Bank Group has established two institutional arrangements in the field of forestry and wildland fire disaster disaster prevention:


The Global Fire Monitoring Center is a partner of the ProVention Consortium and thus linked to the work of the Hazard Management Unit (HMU).


The history of the World Bank’s involvement in the field of wildland fire disaster management is reflected by the following documents that date back to 1998: 

The most recent World Bank funded fire management project was launched in 2005:


The GFMC has supported the development of this project.


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