Implementation of the UNISDR World Disaster Reduction Campaign on Making Cities Resilient, Summary of actions by the Centre for Disaster Resilience

Friday 17 May 2013

Centre for Disaster Resilience at the University of Salford is an academic partner of the Making Cities Resilient campaign and Professor Dilanthi Amaratunga is an Advisory Panel member of the campaign.

Accordingly, the Centre contributes as a main global partner in the campaign, representing academic, technical and expert institutions, and also contributes toward the overall goal - empower local governments with stronger national policies to invest in risk reduction at local level, as part of urban and regional development plans by working with them closely.

Key contributions until May 2013 are mapped around the following:

  • International Conference on Building Resilience 2013: Individual, institutional and societal coping strategies to address the challenges associated with disaster risk
  • Disaster Management and Resilience Symposium – RMIT University Australia and Centre for Disaster Resilience, University of Salford
  • Special disaster management session at the 6th International Conference and workshop on the built environment in developing countries
  • Policy briefing in Melbourne, Australia
  • Partners in the capacity building ‘Making Cities Resilient’ campaign in Sri Lanka
  • Working with local authorities
  • International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment
  • Themed journal issue on Making Cities Resilient
  • Make risk knowledge, assessments and risk reduction part of the university curricula
  • PhD project on local government role in disaster risk reduction
  • Key note speeches and other sessions linked to the Campaign
  • International conference presentations
  • Partnership with UNESCO Costal Hazard Management Commission
  • ANDROID (Academic Network for Disaster Resilience to Optimise Educational Development)
  • ANDROID (Academic Network for Disaster Resilience to Optimise Educational Development) 1st conference
  • ANDROID (Academic Network for Disaster Resilience to Optimise Educational Development) doctoral school
  • Other related research projects
  • Other conferences
  • Publications
  • Other related activities

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