Sendai FrameworkWords Into Action

Local strategies for local government leaders, mayors, city managers

This guide will address the implementation Sendai Framework Target 5 - Substantially increase the number of countries with national and local disaster risk reduction strategies by 2020. Existing and new local disaster risk reduction and resilience strategies need to take into account current and future risk scenarios. While these strategies should provide high-level guidance to local governments on reducing risks from natural hazards, they should also support leaders and stakeholders in the identification of key priority areas that need immediate and long term action.


    Man-made/technological hazards

    This public review version of the guideline is the product of literature reviews, discussions and contributions from diverse stakeholders, as well as UNISDR-nominated experts.

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Concept note

  • This guide will advise local government on the mechanisms for developing and implementing a holistic strategy that addresses risks and builds resilience. The Ten Essentials for Making Cities Resilient will form the basis for the strategies, supported by indicators and examples to monitor progress and implement them.

    Contact: Sanjaya Bhatia (

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