Building resilience to disasters is one of the most pressing development challenges faced by Asia and the Pacific, the world’s most disaster prone region.
As part of efforts to roll out the UN Plan on Disaster Risk Reduction for Resilience in the Arab States region, UNISDR and UNDP held a session late last month to help build the team’s capacity to expand their support to Algerian partners as part of the forthcoming Strategic Cooperation Framework — the main planning instrument for the UN contribution to Algeria’s development priorities from 2016-2019.
Engage with development leaders and practitioners in a two-week online forum (February 9-20, 2015) on Urban Flood Risk Management.
To ensure development efforts are sustainable, the World Bank-managed Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) is scaling up disaster risk management efforts and building resilience in vulnerable countries.
Health is a cornerstone of resilience, which in turn underpins the draft “HFA2” – a major upgrade of the 10-year-old Hyogo Framework for Action.
The “Tokyo Conference on International Study for Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience” called on policymakers to empower their national DRR platforms through greater engagement with science and technology.
Mindful that disaster risk reduction is a key stepping stone towards improving quality of life and ensuring sustainable development, representatives of 15 municipalities came together last week for a national workshop entitled “Build more resilient Tunisian municipalities in the light of disaster risk”.
Among the success stories featured in the Proceedings of the UR Forum is the risk assessment undertaken for Quezon City.
The Italian Province of Potenza was recognized at the weekend as a role model for inclusive resilience by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction for its unique network of 100 cities which are all enrolled in the Making Cities Resilient Campaign.
“2015 can be a turning point in human development if we agree on a path to resilience through strong agreements on disaster risk reduction, development financing, climate change and a new set of sustainable development goals,” said the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.