World Tsunami Awareness Day 2017 - Pakistan

Meeting or Conference
United Nations Development Programme - Pakistan (UNDP Pakistan)
05 Nov 2017
Pakistan (Karachi)

Agenda 2017

Towards implementing the Sendai Framework of Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR), further efforts are needed, requiring interdisciplinary expertise. There is a dire need for overcoming challenges faced by local governments in creating a resilient built environment in cities and making communities resilient and prepared. After the launch of the UNISDR campaign, there is a growing recognition of the need to bring local governments into disaster risk reduction (DRR) and many countries has started advocating the campaign and initiated various systems to bring local governments into DRR.

The concept of bringing local governments into DRR requires some practical steps towards making local governments further empowered with regulatory and legislative enactments, which are related to land-use planning and control of development activities resilient built environment within their jurisdictions.

Proposed action

Action 1. Tsunami School Preparedness

Tsunami evacuation drill will be conducted in selected school in Rehri Goth of Karachi coastal area to highlight the significance of school tsunami preparedness and its effectiveness in saving lives from tsunami risk. Appropriate arrangements will be made for external observers.

Action 2. Clean My Coast Act by School Students

School students will be engaged for a symbolic action for cleaning seashore adjacent to their villages. Students, school teachers, community members and guests will participate in it.

Action 3. Making Cities Resilient to Tsunami – Consultative Dialogue with NED University Students

A consultative dialogue will be organized for the students in collaboration with NED University of Engineering and Technology at Karachi. The dialogue will aim to sensitize students on risk informed development for making coastal cities resilient to prevailing multi-hazard risks with a special focus on tsunami.

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