Peer review of local civil protection mechanisms could offer an independent/ transparent assessment, adding clear value to building local and national resilience. The tool aims to assist cities with the challenge of strengthening their implementation of disaster risk reduction. Conducting rigorous city-to-city peer reviews is a challenge for practitioners and policy-makers who want to learn from best practice as this has not yet been assembled into an easy to use tool.
This tool has been developed and tested by the municipalities of Salford, Amadora and Viggiano. the University of Manchester, UNISDR, the Department of Communities and Local Government (UK), Portuguese National Authority of Civil Protection and the Associazione di Protezione Civile Gruppo Lucano under the Uscore2 project funded by European Commission in support the Making Cities Resilient Campaign and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.
Objectives for the city-to-city peer review tool are to:
- ensure that the review tool reflects a comprehensive, all-of-society approach to DRR
- identify data, information and evidence useful when conducting a city-to-city peer review
- aid the implementation of the Sendai Framework at local and therefore national/international levels through alignment to local indicators
- developed in accordance with the Sendai Framework
- ensure it is useable by cities at all levels of maturity in DRR planning