This paper argues that learning from the disaster risk management (DRM) practices of Manizales, Colombia must be accompanied by an understanding of the historical trajectories that allowed the city to create and consolidate its enabling environment.
With support from UNDRR's "Making cities sustainable and resilient" project, Guayaquil has developed a DRR plan that has spurred improvements in data collection, equipment and coordination, among others.
In this interview, Veladio Erazo Masgo, Deputy Manager of Disaster Risk of San Juan de Lurigancho, reveals that the "Making Cities Resilient" initiative has provided a tool that guides urban growth in his city. The effort will hopefully help overcome issues in local authority engagement and increasing the understanding of DRR's importance.
Kisumu has offered to be a training ground for other African cities due to its pioneering role in disaster risk reduction, which is thanks in part to great civic participation in preventive strategies and the Making Cities Sustainable and Resilient Initiative.
Under the ‘Making Cities Sustainable and Resilient’ initiative in Cape Verde, a wide cross-section of organizations came together to rank Praia’s levels of disaster resilience. The city is also now developing its first DRR plan.