On-line training program on Resilient City
More than half of the world’s population resides in urban and metropolitan areas, and cities have experienced rapid growth and urbanization. The local governments have to endure the threats and vulnerabilities as a result. Thus, strategic disaster risk reduction and response measures are critical for the sustainability. However, resilience is about more than natural disasters. It should incorporate a holistic perspective that covers social, economic, and climate dimensions, as well.
The Sendai Framework, adopted at the Third UN World Conference in Disaster Risk Reduction, recognizes the need for improved understanding of disaster risk, the strengthening of disaster risk governance, and the mobilization of risk sensitive investment to reduce natural and social risks and to support the vulnerable.
The online training program is designed in collaboration with UCLG, Metropolis, UCLG-ASPAC, and the SHRDC as MITI HQ. The target audience is the public officials of the members of UCLG and Metropolis, and preferably from Metropolitan cities. It will provide various e-learning contents and diverse policy cases with active discussions among the participants.