UNITAR's CIFAL Jeju hosts Localizing Disaster Risk Management and Resilience training with CADRI
With guest lectures and presentations from prominent academics, government officials and UN representatives on disaster risk management, CIFAL Jeju successfully completed its training to build capacities for disaster risk management among delegations from Afghanistan, Cambodia, China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Japan. Participants hailed from a variety of cities, including Afghanistan, Fiji, Maldives and Japan who participated for the first time to CIFAL Jeju workshop. Also, Indonesian Geologist Eko Teguh Paripurno, the laureate for 2009 UN Sasakawa Award for Disaster Reduction, participated and presented about disaster recovery action plan of Merapi Volcano Area.
- how to assign a budget and provide incentives for homeowners, low-income families, private sector to invest in risk reduction;
- assess the safety of all schools and health facilities and upgrade these as necessary; and
- ensure that the needs and participation of the affected population are at the centre of reconstruction.
Through the DRR Knowledge Fair, participants held focus groups to exchange lessons and achievements on how some cities, for example, have stable budgets for disaster risk reduction initiatives at the municipal level.
For more information see: www.CIFALJeju.org or contact sara.castro<@>unitar.org