Mission And Disaster Reduction Profile
Global Disaster Resilience Centre
A global leader in multi-disciplinary research, education and advocacy to improve the resilience of nations and communities
Activities in the Campaign
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- GDRC contributes as a main global partner in the campaign, representing academic, technical and expert institutions, and also contributes toward the overall goal - empower local governments with stronger national policies to invest in risk reduction at local level, as part of urban and regional development plans by working with them closely.
- Key activities that have been carried out by the GDRC team in contributing towards the Making Cities Resilient Campaign include: • Hosted the Campaign steering committee meeting at the 4th International Conference on Building Resilience, Incorporating the 3rd Annual Meeting of the ANDROID Network, 8 – 11 September 2014, MediaCityUK, United Kingdom (https://www.buildresilience.org/2014/ ).
- This major event supported the campaign focus areas up to and beyond 2015, including city-to-city learning and capacity building, and an emphasis on partnerships • Facilitated the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities (AGMA) to be a member of the campaign • The International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment, which is edited by GDRC members, is the core academic journal in support of the making cities resilience campaign • Themed issue of the International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment (IJDRBE) on The “State of DRR at the Local Level” • ANDROID (Academic Network for Disaster Resilience to Optimise Educational Development) related activities (http://www.disaster-resilience.net), a European, multi-disciplinary disaster resilience network • Partner of the capacity building ‘Making Cities Resilient’ campaign in Sri Lanka • Partner of UNDRR “State of DRR at the Local Level” - Report on the Patterns of Disaster Risk Reduction Actions at Local Level • Working with local authorities on capacity building in the 10 essentials of the resilience cities campaign • A large number of key note speeches, training events and other sessions linked to the Campaign • Development and validation of training modules for delivery with local governments • Providing input in making risk knowledge, assessments and risk reduction part of the University curricular • PhD projects on the local government role in disaster risk reduction • Partnership with UNESCO Costal Hazard Management Commission