Enhancing community resilience and human security of vulnerable communities in urban settings through the implementation of Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

Duration: September 2016 – August 2019
Budget: US$1,904,274 (UNTFHS: $1,047,774; Pooled Funding: $856,500)
Implementing Agencies: UNISDR, UNDP

As the first initiative to localize the Sendai Framework through the application of human security, the programme enhanced disaster risk reduction and resilience tools, building the capacity of local stakeholders to define priorities and propose measures that will reduce the economic, social and environmental costs of disasters in more comprehensive and people-centred manner. A City-to-City Exchange Forum and national dialogues in both countries underscored the effectiveness of the human security approach for translating the Sendai Framework into meaningful action at the community and municipal level towards reducing risk and vulnerability, and enhancing the resilience of communities affected by disasters.