Local Government Profile
Aqaba - Jordan
 
 
Dr. Nasser Shraideh
MAYOR
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Website of the city : WWW.aqabazone.com
Size : 375km2 sq km
Population : 2016 - 188160
Leader Title : Chief Commissioner
Part Of : Jordan,Aqaba
Hazards : Earthquake, Flood, Technical Disaster
ROLE MODEL CITY

Localizing Disaster Risk Reduction

HAZARD AND VULNERABILITY PROFILE
1995 Earthquake 2006 flash flood
DISASTER AND RISK REDUCTION ACTIVITIES
the local government(ASEZA)has been implementing capacity building and institutional strengthening in Disaster risk reduction and management initiatives for the last three years supported by UNDP Jordan with an aim to enhance the copping mechanisms and reduce casualties in times of disasters. some of the undergoing activities includes but not limited to , are the Establishment of an Emergency operation center(EOC),the neighborhoods community disaster volunteers pilot project,the development of a Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Master plan, the Micro zonnation maps of the earthquake,risk Assessment profile. ASEZA is in the process of institutionalization the DRR practice at the local level by establishing its own DRR unit with its body.