Financing for Resilience

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Online
Financing for local resilience flyer
Organizer(s)
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Office in Incheon for Northeast Asia and Global Education and Training Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction
United Nations Capital Development Fund
Global Infrastructure Basel Foundation (GIB-Foundation)
Resilient Cities Network
Global Policy House
Event language(s)
English

Date and Time


10 - 12 November 2020

7-8:30 AM New York City, Panama | 12-1:30 PM London | 1-2:30 PM Geneva | 2-3:30 PM Cairo, Cape Town | 9-10:30 PM Incheon

Day 1 Recording

Day 2 Recording

Day 3 Recording

 

Background and Introduction

 

The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals have called for local governments to put in place disaster risk reduction (DRR) strategies by 2020 to ensure a concrete pathway to achieve disaster resilience and sustainable development.  While many local governments are able to develop the DRR/resilience strategies, to implement DRR initiatives most local governments require substantial financial, technical and human resource allocations. 

The Making Cities Resilient Report 2019 , however, shows that the capacity to finance for disaster resilience is one of the lowest areas of progress for local governments. It is evident that local governments have limited capacity to access finance for disaster resilience.

To this end, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) Global Education and Training Institute (GETI) and the secretariat of the Making Cities Resilient Campaign, is organizing an online course (webinar series) “Financing for Local Resilience”. The course aims to:

  • To create awareness of local governments on some options for DRR/resilience financing.
  • To share examples/good practices from cities and relevant tools/guidance from partners on accessing finance for disaster resilience
  • To strengthen regional and global network of cities and peer-to-peer learning 

 

Expected Outcomes

 

  • Local government officials have increased knowledge and skills on financing for resilience and risk reduction
  • Options for local disaster resilience financing and good practices from cities shared 
  • Learn about innovative mechanisms to secure resilience financing to support sustainable and inclusive smart cities 

 

Workshop Language

 

English, with simultaneous interpretation in Spanish and Arabic.

 

Organizers
 

  • United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) Global Education and Training Institute (GETI) 
  • UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)
  • Global Infrastructure Basel Foundation
  • Resilient Cities Network
  • Global Policy House

 

For more information:


UNDRR Global Education and Training Institute (GETI) at undrr-incheon@un.org
 

 

Disclaimer: For the purpose of this event, UNDRR procures the services of Zoom Video Communications, Inc., an external service provider. Registration for this webinar is supported by the Zoom registration mechanism and does not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Secretariat of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities

 

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