Monday, November 21, 2022

Webinar: Including persons with disabilities in local disaster resilience planning Tuesday 6 December


Some one billion people around the world live with some form of disability. In every disaster, a disproportionate number of persons with disabilities suffer and die. Local disaster prevention measures are regularly designed and implemented without including persons with disabilities. Rarely are the unique perspectives and contributions of these communities engaged in local efforts to reduce disaster risk. The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction makes the case for an inclusive, accessible, all-of-society approach to protect lives, livelihoods, and wellbeing as being the most effective pathway towards resilient and sustainable cities.

A new Annex to the Scorecard for the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities opens the way for local governments to strengthen their capability to design, formulate, and implement policies that include persons with disabilities. This Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030) webinar coincides with the release of a new Annex for the Disaster Resilience Scorecard for Cities: Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities. The annex provides a ‘window of opportunity’ for municipalities to engage people and communities previously overlooked. The webinar will make the case that utilizing the new tool will prove to be an investment and not a cost for resource-constrained municipalities. The discussion will bring together representatives from local government and civil society. 

Please register for the webinar by scanning the QR Code of by clicking here

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