UNISDR Making Cities Resilient Campaign


The many development challenges faced by small islands are often worsened by frequent disasters. Thus, helping an island community to become more disaster-resilient can provide a pathway to strengthening other critical systems – food, energy, ecosystems, health, housing etc.   ICLEI has worked with the United Nations Disaster Office UNISDR to help refine and test self-assessment tools for cities to assess their disaster preparedness and plan disaster risk reduction strategies. In 2015 and 2016 ICLEI has assisted Honiara and Port Vila to undertake DRR self-assessments.