Orientation to Local Level Disaster Risk Reduction and Making Cities Resilient in Africa

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Africa

Orientation to Local Level Disaster Risk Reduction and Making Cities Resilient (in English, French and Portuguese)

Looking beyond 2020, the MCR Campaign successor “Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030)”, to be launched at the end of 2020, aims to strengthen support to cities on their journey to reduce risks and build resilience. It is important that cities continue to enhance knowledge on risk, strategically plan and take actions to address the underlying drivers of risk, which may include poverty, inequality, poor health conditions, environmental degradation, badly planned urban development, climate change, etc. Cities must take a holistic and systemic approach to resilience and build stronger and more resilient systems in the future.

This meeting, while promoting the importance of effective climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction, aims to:

  • Increase political commitment for disaster-resilient development, adapted for climate change towards sustainable development;
  • Learn about the Making Cities Resilient Global Campaign and how its tools, materials and approaches may be used to build local resilience to disasters;
  • Provide an opportunity for city officials and partners to plan for DRR strategy development and implementation based on the ten essentials for Making Cities Resilient Campaign.

Date: 7 October 2020

Time: 10am – 12pm Harare time | 11am – 1 pm Nairobi time | 9 – 11 am Abuja time


Zoom link to register : https://undrr.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rs89b-V5RJCDA6fBgf9taA

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