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Risk, disaster and resilience - a challenge for the municipality of Amadora

  • Source(s): Câmara Municipal da Amadora, Portugal - gov
  • Publication date: 2013
  • ISBN/ISSN: 9789729943669
  • Author(s): Carvalho, Luís ; Carrasco, Úrsula; Farinha, Manuel; Batista, Sandra; Fernandes, José Miguel; Sousa, Guilherme; Leitão, Nuno
  • Number of pages: 6 p.

This paper demonstrates how the Municipality of Amadora, Portugal joined the international campaign of the United Nations Making Cities Resilient 2010-2015, how it was implemented at local level and the strategy used by the municipality in disaster risk reduction. The campaign launched the challenge to all communities to develop a set of best practices that make them more resilient in the face of disaster, as the responsibility for disaster risk reduction is a mission that involves everyone.

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  • Themes:Community-based DRR, Social Impacts & Resilience
  • Countries/Regions:Portugal

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/36750

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