Kulhudhuffushi City has become the first municipality in the Maldives to join Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030). The experience of Kulhudhuffushi City provides a foundation for the national roll-out of the local resilience agenda in the Maldives.
The Maldives held a national workshop, with support from UNDRR, to kick-start developing an integrated disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation strategy. The strategy will offer a common basis for implementation across sectors and levels.
The COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated a need to ensure that the Sendai Framework, the Bangkok Principles, and the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Health Emergency and Disaster Risk Management (EDRM) Framework are followed by countries to effectively deal with the ongoing crisis and minimize the possibility and impact of a future one.
The Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) report provides a snapshot of the latest DRR progress Maldives has achieved under the four priorities of the Sendai Framework. It also highlights some of the key challenges surrounding the issue of creating coherence
UNDRR is supporting the Member States of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) maintain and protect their development gains by strengthening their ability to develop, implement and monitor coherent disaster risk reduction strategies.