Awareness raising on disaster risk reduction and resilience
Stage A cities will have access to a suite of MCR2030 advocacy tools, guidance, and communication assets to build awareness and common understanding across their cities and amongst citizens about resilience and the city’s intent to build a resilient city. The tools and assets will be relevant to a range of audiences, from the public sector to the private sector (at multiple scales), media, civil society, interested citizen groups, schools, etc. Specifically, communication assets will outline the Ten Essentials for Making Cities Resilient, thus providing a broad-based understanding of how cities reduce risk and build resilience.
The Ten Essentials for Making Cities Resilient (The Ten Essentials) are the steps that need to be undertaken to build and maintain resilience. They were developed to support acceleration of the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action and later on the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030) at the local level, as part of the Making Cities Resilient Campaign (the MCR2030 predecessor). The Ten Essentials map directly against the Sendai Framework’s priorities of action and its indicators for monitoring actions on disaster risk reduction. Many cities have found the Ten Essentials to be a crucial tool to stimulate fundamental understanding on disaster risk reduction. The Ten Essentials support the underlying fact that cities are complex and are a system of systems. It helps cities to initiate cross-sectoral and cross-stakeholder dialogue on risk reduction and resilience which is crucial for the resilience building process.
This second edition of the Handbook for Local Government Leaders (2017) provides mayors, governors, councillors and others with a generic framework for risk reduction and points to good practices and tools that are already being applied in different cities for that purpose. It responds to the following key questions: WHY building disaster resilience is beneficial; WHAT kind of strategies and actions are required; and HOW to go about the task.
With the adoption of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction in 2015, this Handbook responds to the call for better access to information, knowledge resources, and tools to effectively deal with the impacts of natural hazards and climate change. It provides an overview of key strategies and actions as part of an overall sustainable urban development strategy. It contains an introductory part; the main body elaborating on the rationale for investing in disaster risk reduction (DRR) and resilience; the Ten Essentials for Making Cities Resilient; the five steps to develop a process called the Resilience Building Cycle; and annexes containing useful resources for Handbook users, besides of several practical examples that illustrate how local governments, together with stakeholders and partners, are able to achieve resilience.
UCLG Learning – Trainings and tools on Localizing Global Agenda
Localizing is a political process based on harnessing local opportunities, priorities and ideas for the implementation of global agendas in cities and territories to achieve local and global goals. UCLG Learning offers various tools and training programmes to support local and regional governments in this challenging process of localizing.