Jamaica: 'Making Cities Resilient: My city is getting ready!' campaign launch

Type: Meeting or Conference

Organizer(s): United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas ; Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management

Date: 07-08 May 2013

Location: Kingston (Jamaica)

Venue: Four Seasons Hotel


  • Description

  • Jamaica is susceptible to a number of natural hazards. Coupled with factors of vulnerability and exposure, the importance of reducing disaster risk is of paramount importance.  In this regard, the National Launch of the Global Campaign "Making Cities Resilient: 'My City is getting ready!'" seeks to address the needs of local governments in Jamaica while at the same time raising awareness surrounding existing policies, tools and mechanisms that are available for enhancing disaster resilience at the local level.

    The Making Cities Resilient: 'My City is getting ready!' campaign addresses issues of local governance and urban risk.  By signing on to this Campaign; local governments are not only demonstrating their commitment towards Disaster Risk Reduction but are also becoming part of an ever-growing global network of local governments, practitioners and experts with access to tools and support based on the Hyogo Framework for Action and the Global Campaign’s ten-point checklist for making cities more resilient to disasters.