What is the 3cd Program?
Mainstreaming disaster risk reduction
The Cross-Cutting Capacity Development (3CD) Program is EMI’s long-term, inter-disciplinary and multi-partner program aimed at assisting cities to implement sound practices in disaster risk management. It is supported by Kobe University, Pacific Disaster Center, ProVention Consortium and the United Nations Development Program.
A collaborative effort with local partners, the 3cd Program is executed through a mainstreaming framework that guides the integration of disaster risk reduction into government policies and functions, and a Disaster Risk Management Master Plan (DRMMP) model that is developed and implemented by local stakeholders in a participatory manner. The 3cd Program also promotes the development of tools and methods for disaster risk assessment and management that enable megacities to understand their risk and take appropriate actions to reduce their vulnerability to disasters.
Enabling participatory process
The 3cd Program is designed as a cooperative program between EMI, its CCP partner cities, and selected research and capacity building institutions. It comprised of four integrated components that converge towards the implementation of a DRMMP in each participating city, namely:
Analysis of knowledge and practice
Training and institutional strengthening
Disaster risk assessment
Development of a city-wide DRMMP
The DRMMP is simultaneously a process, a framework and a plan. It is a tool to facilitate and promote sound disaster risk management practice, and a social contract to undertake planned activities to reduce risk.