Tags: urban disaster reduction

Building Coalitions for Urban Resilience Toolkit

Video of Better Together 1080p30mBit This toolkit is developed by the Global Disaster Preparedness Center with funding support from USAID presenting an approach for building coalitions in cities to build resilience. Addressing the increasingly complex issues facing urban areas requires a city-wide civic process to build local coalitions to guide and foster work at the community level …

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Targeting Guidance for Urban Humanitarian Response

A Review of Needs Assessment Tools, Response Analysis Frameworks, and Targeting Guidance for Urban Humanitarian Response     This desk review was produced by the Stronger Cities Initiative Consortium, which is part of the Urban Crises Learning Fund. The consortium is funded by DFID and managed by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and was established to:   (i) Improve how stakeholders in …

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Finding Economic Opportunity in the City

This report looks at International Rescue Committe’s (IRC) experiences in cash assistance and livelihoods programming in Lebanon and Jordan in the context of the Syrian regional response. It explores opportunities and challenges inherent to cash and livelihoods programming, identifying good practices and ways to integrate other relevant sectors in order to produce better outcomes for …

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Mapping of urban resilience initiatives and relevance to the MENA region

As national Governments struggle to address the scale of disasters and the increased preparedness needs at all levels, there has been a push for more proactive measures to be taken by local government. Over the last decade, the main disaster risk reduction actors as well as other organizations involved with local governments and community groups …

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GIS Use Cases

American Red Cross International Services Department (ISD) has piloted and refined applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to its core programming and response activities. In this time, we’ve found that the best tools and the most effcetive approaches meant little without strong relationships with our program staff rooted in their day-to-day realities of program management …

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Applying resilience thinking: Seven principles for building resilience in social-ecological systems

Over the past decades, few concepts have gained such prominence as  resilience, the capacity of a system to deal with change and continue to develop. There has been an explosion of research into ways to promote or undermine the resilience of  various systems, be it a landscape, a coastal area or a city. However, the multitude of suggested factors that enhance resilience has …

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