UN appointment for Salford Professor

Tuesday 21 January 2014
Professor Amaratunga

Professor Dilanthi Amaratunga has been re-appointed to the United Nations office for Disaster Reduction's (UNISDR) steering committee for the ‘Making Cities Resilient’ campaign.

The committee is made up of 15 global experts, representing governments, parliamentarians, international organisations, NGOs, scientific or academic institutions and private sector representatives.

Responsibilities for the Making Cities Resilient campaign include leading work areas, setting priorities, monitoring progress and proposing remedial measures. They identify gaps and suggest strategic partnerships to address them, set up working groups and engage in global dialogue relating to sustainable developments.

The Centre for Disaster Resilience has been a key partner of the Making Cities Resilient initiative since its inception in 2010, helping to shape and influence policy by contributing to issues of local governance, disaster resilience and urban risk.

Please click here to read more about this important partnership.