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This document provides guidance on National Focal Points for the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 and on the establishment or strengthening of National and Local Platforms for DRR. It also describes the link between Global, National, Regional, and Local Platforms for DRR. To this end, the guide is comprised of the following sectio…
The Greater Paris Region and MASA Group have been working alongside to test contingency plans with the artificial intelligent simulation platform MASA SYNERGY. As a result these contingency plans were updated. In a second stage, senior crisis staff, emergency services personnel and the private sector were trained to deal with the impact of this continge…
The Scorecard provides a set of assessments that will allow local governments to monitor and review progress and challenges in the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction: 2015-2030, and assess their disaster resilience. It is structured around UNISDR’s Ten Essentials for Making Cities Resilient. It offers the potential for sc…
This report documents a baseline study to identify the type of authorities and capacities that local governments possess to undertake actions for DRR and making cities resilient conducted by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) in partnership with the Center for Urban Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience (CUDRR+R).  This rep…
    A contribution to the Global Campaign 2010-2020. Making Cities Resilient – “My City is Getting Ready!”   With over half the world’s population now living in urban areas, making cities safer is a long-term challenge that must be achieved. Cities are engines of national growth and dynamic in their governance systems and capacities. Throughout hist…
The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 (Sendai Framework) charts the global course on disaster risk reduction (DRR) matters over the next 15 years. It defines a set of targets and indicators to monitor progress and achievement nationwide and locally. Specifically, Target (E) calls to “substantially increase the number of countries wi…
With increasing urban challenges associated with impacts of climate change, risks from natural and man-made hazards, population growth, and urban densification, a focus on long-term resilience to ensure a high level of liveability is essential. Auckland has a vision and plans to be “a world class city where talent wants to live”. Therefore, the city ne…