Publication "Local Governments and Disaster Risk Reduction: Good practices and lessons learned" now available


Date: 19 Apr 2010

Source(s): United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)

These good practices show how building the capacity of local institutions is key to sustaining disaster risk reduction, and demonstrate the immediate impact of local and national political commitments that institutionalise disaster risk reduction. Collaboration between local and national governments, civil society organizations and international agencies is another notable strength of the initiatives showcased in this publication.

This publication has been produced by the former “Local Government Alliance for Disaster Risk Reduction”, in collaboration with the UNDP Special Unit for South-South Cooperation, the International Training Centre of the ILO and UNISDR. It is also seen as a contribution to the 2010-11 World Disaster Reduction Campaign “Making Cities Resilient”.