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The role of local actors for creating effective risk governance culture
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The role of local actors for creating effective risk governance culture

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Helena MOLIN-VALDES

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)

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The role of local actors for creating effective risk governance culture

  1. 1. www.unisdr.org/campaign www.unisdr.org/campaignMobilising the creation of a riskgovernance culture Campaign topic continues to 2015 Mobilising the creation of a risk governance culture: LOCAL ACTORS Helena Molin Valdes UNISDR IDRC-Davos, 27 August 2012
  2. 2. [From PLAN in the Philippines:]“Community is defined as a feeling thatmembers have of belonging, a feelingthat members matter to one anotherand to the group, and a shared faiththat member’s needs will be metthrough their commitment to betogether” McMILLAN AND CHAVIS (1986)
  3. 3. [Risk] governance- cultureGovernance:• Participation, enabling enviornment• Accountability (policies, rules, clarity, enforcement)• Transparency (access to information, data on risk and solutions)Culture• Behaviour• Expressions in different forms of a community
  4. 4. A few quotes from local leaders ciu “Disaster risk reduction is an investment, not a cost. It increases business returns, allow development to proceed amid disasters since they don’t disrupt people’s lives when the local government takes charge of the disaster” -Joey Salceda, Governor Albay Province, Philippines
  5. 5. Mr. Khalifa Sall, Mayor of Dakar: “Don’t only blame others, address theproblems, which may arise fromourselves. ..National authorities mustinvolve local govts in planning -mayorscalled upon first by their people whendisaster strikes.”. Vice Mayor Al Arquillano, San Francisco, Cebu. “Think big- start small. It is the communities that builds the nations.”
  6. 6. Hyogo Framework for Action priorities1. Make DRR a priority: Ensure that reducing disaster risk is a national and local priority with a strong institutional basis for implementation2. Know the risks and take action: Identify, assess and monitor disaster risk- urban risk assessments - and ensure early warning3. Build understanding and awareness: Use knowledge, innovation and education to BUILD A CULTURE a culture of safety and resilience at all levels – PARTICIPATION4. Reduce risk: Reduce underlying risk factors5. Be prepared and ready to act: Strengthen disaster preparedness for effective response at all levels
  7. 7. Global Campaign – 2010-2015Making Cities Resilient:My City is Getting Ready! Objective Achieve resilient, sustainable urban communities through actions taken by local governments to reduce disaster risk Know More Invest Wisely Build More Safely
  8. 8. Engaging the Local Communities Using the Hyogo Framework Lens:Ten-Point Checklist - Essentials for Making Cities and Municipalities Resilient
  9. 9. Ten Essentials for Making Cities Resilient Governance elements1. Organisation and coordination: Build local alliances2. Assign a budget for disaster risk reduction, provide incentives3. Prepare risk assessments: Up‐to‐date data on risk4. Invest in and maintain critical infrastructure that reduces risk5. Assess the safety of all schools and health facilities6. Apply and enforce realistic, risk-compliant building regulations & land use planning principles… safe land for poor7. Education programmes and training on disaster risk reduction8. Protect ecosystems and natural buffers to mitigate floods, storm surges and other hazards to. Adapt to climate change9. Install early warning systems and emergency management capacities ..hold regular preparedness drills10. Recovery plans: focus on needs of the affected population
  10. 10. CAMPAIGN Wildfire idea:Self motivating – self measuring Leadership by Mayors and Governors: Champions, convince/mentor others (20) Role model cities- willing to share their knowledge with others (32) Participating cities: seeking to improve, commitment (1060) Partners and Advocates: support, advocate
  11. 11. VISION: MISSION:The people of San Francisco will live ResilientSF advances San Francisco’sand work in a city richproviding both a overall resilience by with individuals,organizations and communities that framework and road map forhave the capacity to programs and coordinating plans, respond tochallenges collectively, both short and resources that increase the capacitylong-term, and are connectedand of individuals, organizations byrelationships built on trust and communities to participate perpetuallyreciprocity. problem solving and in collective opportunity capture.
  12. 12. ResilientSF Resilience Wheel Environmental Economic Community InfrastructureSocial / Cultural / Organization (Housing /Lifelines / Spiritual Transportation) Individual Make resilience approachable… Education Public Safety Emergency Health Management
  13. 13. Use Popular culture: on streets, in schools, thru media.. From mouth to mouthSocial media,web… Radio-TVnovelasArts: drawings,paintings, theater,films, musicAwardsMuseums-remembrance frompast disasters“Build future-learning from past”
  14. 14. Use international, national, local DAYS/WEEKS of remembrance, celebrate success, create debate, conmemorate past disasters, drills...Reach out to different communities:CHILDREN & YOUTH, WOMEN, ELDERLY, DISABLED…..
  15. 15. 2011: Voices From Cities- Value Campaign  Visibility and recognition of cities efforts- benchmarked by other cities, globally.  The multi-stakeholder dialogue in the self- assessment process encouraged discussions on new DRR projects (access to tools).  Empowered community participation in solutions  Open discussion of issues, national-local. Best Platform for sharing, learning, exchange ideas, recognize achievement- Global network
  16. 16. A Global Road map – scale up governance1. Policy, Post-2015 consultation: Hyogo Framework, (MDGs, Post-Kyoto…) multistakeholder framework, sust. Development goal (Rio+20)2. The Hyogo Framework progress monitoring (2011‐ 2013): Self Assessments, now Loc Govt Assessment Tool. Global Platform on DRR (2013, 2015)3. Global risk models- analysis: Global Assessment Report on DRR. Resilient Cities Report. Research4. Local drive-‐Making Cities Resilient campaign : making resilience a local priority with national and global resource allocation. Reach communities, bottom-up governance
  17. 17. Sign-up My City is Getting Ready!United Nations,International Strategy for Disaster Reductionisdr-campaign@un.orgwww.unisdr.org/campaign

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