Over the years, we have worked with and received support from the German Disaster Reduction Committee (DKKV), German Federal Foreign Office (FFO), Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, Pacific Disaster Center, ProVention Consortium, United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), UN World Food Programme (WFP), UNDP/BCPR, UNDP Jordan, World Bank and World Bank Institute (WBI), among others.
EMI draws a lot of its strength from its network of partner cities, research and academic institutions, and professional and local government organizations (LGOs) worldwide. EMI has been able to develop competence in DRR analytical approaches, strategic planning, and problem solving by working in close collaboration with its partner cities and learning directly from them. EMI helps its partners with knowledge management, and application of existing technology and methodology. Moreover, EMI has employed participatory processes and competency building tools to guide stakeholders in mainstreaming disaster risk reduction in their processes and operations.
Our mandate is to build capacity in megacities and to enable enabling attainment and implementation of scientific knowledge in both policy and practice. Thus, we are constantly improving our knowledge sharing and knowledge management approaches and tools, including training and capacity building through the Institute for Urban Resilience.
If you are interested about the Institute’s mission and you want to engage in this new initiative, we want to hear from you!
Making Local Development Resilient
We have worked with cities to enhance their knowledge and technical capacity to comply with and benefit from the opportunities of disaster risk management standards and practices. Our tools, methods and global experience ensure that cities also meet established international standards and practices within a substantially shorter time-period, thus, improving their productivity and efficiency.
For Philippine-based local government units, we have prepared a Technical Assistance Package to help you comply with the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010.