Making cities sustainable and resilient: Implementing the Sendai Framework for DRR 2015-2030
The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDDR) has been promoting Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) as well as the ‘Making Cities Resilient’ Campaign (MCR) with the aim of strengthening the capacity of cities and local governments in DRR and the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Action.
ICLEI Africa was appointed to provide technical assistance to 50 local government from Sub-Saharan Africa to carry out self-assessments at the local level in order to support implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.
Beneficiary cities were selected based on specific criteria including level of risks, demand and interest shown, involvement of other partners and the level of institutional capacity to assess and address disaster risks, as well as prior experience and participation in the making Cities Resilient Campaign and other factors. The project targeted issues related to the development and implementation of risk-informed local development plans, with direct relation to increased capacity to deal with the topic and monitoring for improved public services to communities.