Disaster Risk Reduction and Urban Resilience

By April 1, 2021 April 1, 2021 Cities Clusters

Background

Disaster risk reduction is an important component for achieving sustainable development of cities, in particular when the world is steadily becoming more urban. Fast-growing cities and urban areas of the world, mostly located in the global South, increase disaster risk due to economic growth and fast population expansion. The knowledge sharing between cities by reporting practices that have been already tested and implemented by one city and that can be successfully adapted by another is highly desired. In 2020, Cities Project organized 5 capacity training webinars jointly with UNDRR, PAHO/WHO received participation from over 2400 participants from over 140 countries.  As a follow up to results achieved in 2020, in 2021 Cities Project will continue facilitating collaborations among cities and institutions under this theme in partnership with specialized agencies.

Cluster Activities

Cities ProjectCities Project COVID-19 ResponseNews
December 13, 2021

Fujian Provincial Association Donates 150,000 Non-surgical Masks to Koidu, Sierra Leone

6 December, Beijing – 150,000 non-surgical protective masks donated by Fujian Provincial People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries arrived in Koidu, Sierra Leone with the support and coordination of…
Cities ProjectNews
November 18, 2021

Consultative Workshop on Advancing Sustainable Agriculture Value Chain in Nepal

10 November 2021, Beijing: The United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) Cities Project team organized the mid-term pilot workshop between Khajura rural municipality of Nepal, UNDP Nepal, WFP Nepal,…
Cities Clusters - WasteCities ProjectNews
November 10, 2021

South-South Cities Exchange in Renewable Energy

4 November 2021, Beijing: The United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) and International Center on Small Hydro Power (IC-SHP) co-organized an online South-South cities exchange and needs assessment event…
Cities ClustersCities Clusters - WasteCities ProjectEvents
November 3, 2021

Webinar on Innovative Experiences of Cities on Environmental Sustainability & Climate Action through SSTC, 10 November 2021

Background Rising sea levels and extreme weather events such as floods, droughts and storms have heavy impacts on the infrastructure, livelihoods, and human health in cities. Cities around the world…

Knowledge Products

Cities ProjectCities Project COVID-19 ResponseNews
December 13, 2021

Fujian Provincial Association Donates 150,000 Non-surgical Masks to Koidu, Sierra Leone

6 December, Beijing – 150,000 non-surgical protective masks donated by Fujian Provincial People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries arrived in Koidu, Sierra Leone with the support and coordination of…
Cities ProjectNews
November 18, 2021

Consultative Workshop on Advancing Sustainable Agriculture Value Chain in Nepal

10 November 2021, Beijing: The United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) Cities Project team organized the mid-term pilot workshop between Khajura rural municipality of Nepal, UNDP Nepal, WFP Nepal,…
Cities Clusters - WasteCities ProjectNews
November 10, 2021

South-South Cities Exchange in Renewable Energy

4 November 2021, Beijing: The United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) and International Center on Small Hydro Power (IC-SHP) co-organized an online South-South cities exchange and needs assessment event…
Cities ClustersCities Clusters - WasteCities ProjectEvents
November 3, 2021

Webinar on Innovative Experiences of Cities on Environmental Sustainability & Climate Action through SSTC, 10 November 2021

Background Rising sea levels and extreme weather events such as floods, droughts and storms have heavy impacts on the infrastructure, livelihoods, and human health in cities. Cities around the world…