As its Steering Committee members, Professors Dilanthi Amaratunga & Richard Haigh took part at the “Summit of Local and Regional Governments” held on the 23rd May 2017 which was organised under the aegis of UNISDR’s “Making Cities Resilient Campaign” and its Steering Committee.
Its activities included: Release of the Sendai Local Monitoring Tool – Disaster Resilience Scorecard for Cities by AECOM; Making Cities Resilient Campaign and its role; Building resilience in cities across the world: a showcase of efforts in African and Latin American cities; Coherence in addressing and implementing the 2030 development agendas at local level; and Consultation on the Local and Regional Government’s Statement.
There was commitment from Local and Regional Governments to:
Making Cities Resilient Campaign
Throughout 2010-2020 and beyond, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) Making Cities Resilient Campaign (MCRC), together with partners, aim to support sustainable urban development by promoting resilience activities and increasing local level understanding of disaster risk. Dilanthi and /Richard has been formally involved within the campaign since its inception in 2010.