International Conference on ‘Building a Local Government Alliance for Disaster Risk Reduction’, 11-13 August, Incheon, Republic of Korea

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Office in Incheon for Northeast Asia and Global Education and Training Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction


The international conference on ‘Building a Local Government Alliance for Disaster Risk Reduction’ is co-organized by Incheon Metropolitan City and UNISDR and will bring together 200 participants.

The gathering will address common concerns and challenges faced by local governments in preventing disasters and minimizing their impacts. Moreover, it will help to frame the scope and objectives of the UNISDR’s next World Disaster Reduction Campaign focusing on “Safer Cities”.

Plenary sessions will set the stage and will stimulate a constructive debate on the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action at the local level. Thematic sessions will complement the plenaries, allowing participants to share views, expertise and experience on the following topics in an interactive manner:

1) Making Cities Safer – Mobilizing Local Actions toward Urban Disaster Risk Reduction

2) Localizing the Hyogo Framework for Action

3) Capacity Building for Local Governments in Disaster Risk Reduction

4) Information and Communication Technology for Disaster Risk Reduction 

> More information on the ‘Building a Local Government Alliance for Disaster Risk Reduction’ conference incl. concept notes and background papers

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