Campaign Partners

Making cities resilient is about building an ever-widening network of alliances for disaster risk reduction. Each campaign partner promotes urban disaster resilience in their areas of influence. By drawing on each other's expertise, partners lend substance to the policy-making and technical dimensions of the campaign, lending rigor to our advocacy.

Official partners:
  • Support the campaign within the bounds of their organization, by designating a campaign focal point, circulating information to their members, linking to the campaign website, supporting specific activities outlined in the campaign strategy and linking up directly with local governments
  • Promote the objectives and principles of the campaign in local, national, regional and global fora
  • Share relevant experiences, best practices, tools or resources and technical information related to all aspects of urban resilience through the campaign website
  • Participate in national, regional and global fora in support of the campaign
Feedback from cities and partners from 2011:

At a the partnership meeting held in November 2011, participating cities said the added value of the Campaign lay in:

  • Enabling city authorities to gain greater visibility for work already being done on disaster risk management and disaster risk reduction, and to help start new work.
  • Having a framework in which dialogue can occur between stakeholders from different disciplines, to support disaster risk self-assessments by cities.
  • Having a ready-made platform for city-to-city exchange at an international level.
  • Provide a tool-kit for making cities resilient containing: the Handbook for Local Government Leaders, the Local Government Self Assessment Tool, campaign-website for sharing of tools and experiences, standard-setting papers and guidance notes for making cities resilient.
  • Enabling cities to receive global recognition, through the Role Model City framework, the UN-Sasakawa Award for Disaster Risk Reduction, and other frameworks associated with the campaign.
  • Drawing media attention to disaster risk reduction, which in turn triggers greater accountability among local government authorities as well as citizens.

"I call for the need of world leaders to address climate change and reduce the increasing risk of disasters- and world leaders must include mayors, townships and community leaders."

Quote by Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General at the Incheon Conference "Building an Alliance of Local Governments for Disaster Risk Reduction", Aug 09