Urban Disaster Risk Reduction in Arab States Training
Type: Meeting or Conference
Organizer(s): Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation ; United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Arab States ; United Nations Development Programme - Regional Bureau for Arab States
Date: 26-27 Aug 2014
Location: Cairo ()
Venue: Fairmont Heliopolis Hotel
Languages: Arabic, English
The Arab Cities Disaster Resilience Project is aiming to integrate disaster risk reduction in regular development planning of selected high risk Arab cities, thus increasing their resilience against natural and industrial hazards.
Based upon consultations with city authorities and national stakeholders, the project is organizing a three day regional workshop bringing together the nominated cities for the project to share good practices on urban risk reduction. The workshop is organized in the initial phase of the project to provide an orientation to city and national stakeholders about the actions that different cities are implementing to reduce disaster risks and achieve resilience in the Arab region and beyond.
a.To mobilize the local and national authorities in the selected Arab countries to implement the Aqaba Declaration on DRR in Cities;
b.To prepare a city level Action Plan to implement the Aqaba Declaration on DRR in Cities with participation of multiple local and national stakeholders;
c.To facilitate implementation of the Aqaba Declaration on DRR in Cities so as to promote DRR good practices in the region;
Selected Cities under the Arab Cities Disaster Resilience Project, UNDP DRR focal points, HFA focal points
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