Making Cities Resilient:
My City is Getting Ready
Reflections and experience sharing from cities

Over the years, more than 800 cities around the world have used the tools of the Making Cities Resilient Campaign to support the development of disaster risk reduction and resilience strategy.  

This page highlights some of the reflections as well as good experience of these cities. 

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The Journey to the Development/Implementation of Disater Risk Reduction Action Plan and Strategy: The Kampala City Story (April 2019)

- Facing risk and uncertainty in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia (June 2019)

- Rainy season blues in Yaoundé VI, Cameroon (July 2019)

- Garnering political commitment in Praia, Cape Verde (July 2019)

- From managing disaster to prevention - Kisumu, Kenya (July 2019)

- Changing mindsets in Kampala, Uganda (July 2019)


Americas and the Caribbean

- Education the way forward for Guayaquil, Ecuador (June 2019)

- A system for order and engagement - Guatemala City, Guatemala (June 2019)

- New mayor, new plan – San Juan de Lurigancho, Lima (July 2019)

- A race against time – Tegucigalpa, Honduras (July 2019)

- Coordination and communication - Santo Domingo Este, Dominican Republic (July 2019)


Arab States

- Resilient megaprojects – Ismailia, Egypt (July 2019)

- Joining the dots at all levels – Nouakchott, Mauritania (July 2019)

- When multiple risk factors collide - Nablus, Palestine (July 2019)

- Resilience hand in hand with sustainability – Khartoum, Sudan (July 2019)


Asia and the Pacific

- Disaster Risk Reduction: Building cities resilience to achieve Sustainable Development Goals - Cairns Regional Council, Australia (Nov 2017)

- Engaging the private sector in Dhaka - Dhaka North City Corporation, Bangladesh (June 2019)

- "The Singapore of Java" - Cilacap Regency, Indonesia (June 2019)

- Gender focus next – Honiara, Solomon Islands (July 2019)

- A consolidated plan for the community - Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (July 2019)

- A focus on critical infrastructure - Mawlamyine, Myanmar (July 2019)


Europe and Central Asia

- Lisbon's resilience action plan (2017)

- Disaster Risk Reduction in the Municipality of Amadora, Based n the Making Cities Resilient Campaign (April 2018)

- Resilience Assessment to Refresh Resilience Strategy: A Story from Greater Manchester, the United Kingdom (April 2018)

- The Path Towards Inclusive Resilience: The Province of Potenza experience (Nov 2018)

- Central Asian cities aim to adopt holistic strategies for DRR following Resilience Assessment (Mar 2020)


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