Local Government Profile

Aqaba, Jordan  
RoleModel Aqaba
Size
375km2
Population
103000
GDP
800,000,000 30%of Jordan GDP
Hazard Types
Earthquake, Flood, Technical Disaster
Name of Mayor
Chief Commissioner Dr.Kamel Mahadin
  • "I am proud to say that Aqaba is on the right track...we have invested heavily in our infrastructure, but most importantly we have invested in our people" Chief Commissioner Dr.Kamel Mahadin

  • Hazard and vulnerability profile

  • 1995 Earthquake
    2006 flash flood

  • Disaster 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.

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