This workshop was conceived to address the increasing disaster risk to megacities and complex urban areas such as Metro Manila. The Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) particularly links disaster risk reduction (DRR) to urban development. The workshop thus focused on finding ways and means of integrating disaster risk reduction in the regular operations and responsibilities of Metro Manila Development Authority's (MMDA) various departments as they coordinate and govern urban development at the metropolitan level. It was also a step towards building the institutional capacity of one of the world’s biggest and most at-risk megacity in support of the shared agenda of UNDP and ProVention on developing mainstreaming mechanisms and overcoming current impediments to DRR in metropolitan governance.
Held on 1 December 2005 and hosted by the MMDA, the first seminar-workshop was entitled "Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction in Metropolitan Planning." Both local and foreign experts from MMDA, University of the Philippines, and EMI’s 3cd Program Team provided lecture inputs during the plenary session.
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