Le 26 avril, la Wilaya d’Alger a conclu, au nom du gouvernement algérien, un partenariat avec EMI pour développer son plan directeur de résilience urbaine (PDRU).
In April 26, the Wilaya of Algiers, through the endorsement of the Algerian government, entered into a partnership with EMI to develop its Urban Resilience Master Plan (“Plan Directeur de Résilience Urbaine” – PDRU).
The report focuses on the first five months after the Nepal Earthquake of April 25, 2015. Interviews conducted during the EMI Field Mission from June 14-19, 2015 were supported by extensive desk research conducted by the authors to document pertinent information on the response and early recovery activities involving the Government of Nepal and other stakeholders. The report examines the current legal and institutional framework for disaster risk management in Nepal and highlights its gaps and limitations in the context of the recent disaster.
This Guidebook describes the principles, tools and practices of three (3) urban disaster risk and resilience indicator systems based on EMI’s collective experience in implementing them in various urban settings in the last decade with local authorities. The objective of the Guidebook and the case studies presented here is to describe the methodology and participatory processes for developing, customizing and implementing these indicator systems with the aim of supporting urban professionals in their DRM decision-making.
1. Urbanization and disaster risk
The year 2007 is unique in human history since the world urban population will exceed its rural population for the first time. However, nearly one-third of the urban population lives in marginal settlements or slums with very high population density and inadequate access to public infrastructure.
The trend towards urbanization is ever increasing and by 2030 more than 60% of the people are expected to live in cities, with unprecedented concentrations of population in big cities and megacities.
The main objective of EMI’s Cross-Cutting Capacity Development (3cd) Program is to empower local governments, local institutions and communities to incorporate risk reduction options in their daily activities.