Monday, May 14, 2018

UNISDR Public Comments Open. You have a voice, and at the table. Locally, Nationally, and Globally. May 14, 2018

Each of you have a voice.
As a member of the United National Global Compact (UNGC) you have a voice on local disaster risk reduction and resiliency strategies.
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United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) - Public Review

Subject: [resilient-cities] Open for Public Review: Words into Action Guidelines on “Implementation guide for local disaster risk reduction and resilience strategies”

Dear colleagues,

Many of you may already be aware that the Words into Action Guidelines on “Implementation guide for local disaster risk reduction and resilience strategies” (2018 – public consultation version) is now available on PreventionWeb for public review. As an effort from the international DRR community brokered by UNISDR, this official public consultation version is a product of a long and detailed process of drafting, consultation and review.  The public review normally runs for three months to ensure that important aspects have not been overseen.  The publication will remain available for public review until mid-June.

Please feel free to share your comments here.
To download the publication (public consultation version), please visit:

About the publication:
The guide focuses on tackling underlying disaster risk drivers and strengthening good governance in disaster risk reduction (DRR) strategies, at all levels and across sectors and actors. The document advises local governments (authorities, planners and managers at city or other sub-national levels) on the mechanisms for developing and implementing a holistic and integrated DRR strategy that contributes to building resilience at the local level. It outlines what a local DRR and resilience strategy should look like, and what is needed to create and implement one.

The guide is divided into seven chapters:
1.       The introduction
2.       Chapter two highlights the role of subnational levels in developing local disaster risk reduction and resilience strategies and the importance of localizing DRR
3.       Chapter three delineates the main characteristics of a local disaster risk reduction and resilience strategy
4.       Chapter four introduces the enabling factors that generate the conditions for its development throughout an inclusive and participatory process
5.       Chapter five elaborates on the three core elements that aid in implementing a local disaster risk reduction and resilience strategy
6.       Chapter six includes a selection of case studies exemplifying some of the main themes covered in the guide
7.       Finally, chapter seven draws some conclusions.

Warm regards,

Mutarika (Mai) Pruksapong
Programme Officer
Office for Northeast Asia (ONEA) and
Global Education and Training Institute (GETI)
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)
Incheon, Republic of Korea
T: +82-32-458-6552  | F: +82-32-458-6598/9 | Skype: mutarika_1 │


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