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Handbook for
Local
Government
Leaders
LAUNCH
14 May 2012
Bonn
The Handbook for Local Leaders
A practical guidance for implementing DRR
Why invest in DRR? Building the case- policy
options
What are the 10 essenthials? Strategies and key
actions, critical and interdependent for building
resilience: Why, What and Examples from citiestials?
How to implement the 10 essentials? Strategic
planning principles, phases and key steps- resourcing
options
Annexes: Campaign partners, LG-SAT, list of
Tools and Resources- City examples- in support
of Ten Essentials
2
Chapter 1
WHY
INVEST IN MAKING CITIES
RESILIENT?
Disaster occurrence on the rise…
Kobe City- complex urban systems
Exposure….
Chapter 2
WHAT?
Critical strategies, actions,
city examples
Ten Essentials for Making Cities Resilient
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1. Organisation and coordination: Build local alliances
2. Assign a budget for disaster risk reduction and provide incentives
3. Maintain up‐to‐date data on hazards and vulnerabilities, prepare risk
assessments and use these as the basis for plans and decisions.
4. Invest in and maintain critical infrastructure that reduces risk
5. Assess the safety of all schools and health facilities
6. Apply and enforce realistic, risk‐compliant building regulations and land
use planning principles… safe land for low‐income citizens
7. Ensure that education programmes and training on disaster risk reduction
are in place
8. Protect ecosystems and natural buffers to mitigate floods, storm surges
and other hazards to. Adapt to climate change
9. Install early warning systems and emergency management capacities
..hold regular preparedness drills
10. After any disaster, ensure that the needs of the affected population are
placed at the centre of reconstruction
Sichuan, China- resilient recovery
post earthquake
Chapter 3
HOW?
Steps and phases, apply
in strategic planning
Financing
options
HOLISTIC APPROACH- Handbook
Annexes:
Sharing tools
and
experience
City-to-city
learning
Local Government Self Assessment Tool
2011: Design-10 essentials, tested in 25 cities from 17
countries.
2012: Roll-out of LG-SAT – support local gap analysis and
priority setting (and National HFA monitor)
World Disaster Reduction Campaign – 2010-2015
Making Cities Resilient: My City is Getting Ready!
Objective
Achieve resilient, sustainable
urban communities through
actions taken by local
governments to reduce
disaster risk
Know More
Invest Wisely
Build More Safely
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PARTNERSHIPS
www.unisdr.org/campaign
• Handbook- Ten
Essentials (Why?
What? How? Tools)
• Local Government
Self Assessment Tool
• Website- resources,
city tools, learning.
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ready!
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