This publication reports on the analyses and outcomes of the Climate and Disaster Resilience Initiative (CDRI) Capacity-building Program participated by the following 8 cities: Chennai (India), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Hue (Vietnam), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Makati (Philippines), Sukabumi (Indonesia), and Suwon (South Korea).
The CDRI Capacity-building Program is a three-month long comprehensive and action-oriented program conducted from February to April, 2010 in order to help city government officials become more aware and be able to communicate more easily on the current and future potential climate-related risks faced by their cities. In this program, participants initiate the development and implementation of a Climate Action Plan and obtain opportunities to share and discuss their concerns with other cities. The distant learning methodology, face-to-face workshop and other tools are effectively combined to facilitate the learning process.
As a follow-up activity, a monitoring process is planned after the completion of the program. The experiences will be replicated to other partner cities and local governments.