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Disaster Risk Reduction in Island Cities

The many development challenges faced by small islands are often worsened by frequent disasters. Thus, helping an island community to become more disaster-resilient can provide a pathway to strengthening other critical systems – food, energy, ecosystems, health, housing etc.

ICLEI works with the United Nations Disaster Office UNDRR to help refine and test self-assessment tools for cities to assess their disaster preparedness and plan disaster risk reduction strategies. ICLEI also encourages all island cities to join the UNDRR Making Cities Resilient Campaign (link)