INDEPENDENT NEWS

Lami signs up to the World Disaster Reduction Campaign

Published: Wed 9 Mar 2011 11:14 AM
Lami signs up to the World Disaster Reduction Campaign
“Making the Pacific Resilient – My community is getting ready!”
Suva, Fiji – In a signing ceremony held in Lami on 8th March 2011, Special Administrator Suva/Lami Mr. Chandu Umaria signed Lami’s Certificate of Commitment to Disaster Resilience for the 2010-2011 World Disaster Reduction Campaign “Making Cities Resilient“. Lami is the first Pacific island city to join the global campaign coordinated by the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR).
“Making Cities Resilient” addresses issues of local governance and urban risk while drawing upon previous ISDR Awareness Campaigns on safer schools and hospitals, as well as on the sustainable urbanizations principles. The campaign has been regionally adapted to: Making the Pacific Resilient – My community is getting ready!
The Campaign objectives are to 1) Know more - Raise the awareness of citizens and governments at all levels of the benefits of reducing urban risks; 2) Invest wisely - Identify budget allocations within local government funding plans to invest in disaster risk reduction activities; and 3) Build more safely – Include disaster risk reduction in participatory urban development planning processes and protect critical infrastructure.
UNISDR encourages Pacific island cities, towns, villages and other urban communities to commit to addressing one or more of the 10 Essentials for Making Cities Resilient – a ten-point checklist to serve as a guide for commitments by local governments to work to reduce disaster risks in their jurisdictions.
“We hope the example of Lami will lead the way for many more cities and local governments in Fiji and other parts of the Pacific to join the campaign so that their experiences and good practices can be shared with the more than 600 cities worldwide which have already signed up.”, says Angelika Planitz, the UNISDR Sub-Regional Coordinator for the Pacific.
The signature of the campaign certificate was part of Lami Town Council’s celebrations of the International Women’s Day organized in the Tikaram Park and attended by Lami’s Catholic Women’s League, Lami Senikau Club, women from the different settlements in Lami, Lami market vendors as well as several business houses in Lami. In addition to Chief Guest Special Administrator for Suva/Lami Mr. Chandu Umaria, guest speakers were invited from UNISDR, the Commonwealth Local Governance Forum (CLGF) and the Catholic Women League.
ENDS

Next in World

On The Rise Of Amy Klobuchar And Michael Bloomberg
By: Gordon Campbell
Crisis and Opportunity: The ‘Deal of the Century’ Challenge
By: Ramzy Baroud
On the Iran aftermath
By: Gordon Campbell
The Belief That Everything Will Be Fine Once Trump’s Gone Is More Dangerous Than Trump
By: Caitlin Johnstone
DNC Completely Loses Public Trust In Its Primary Process
By: Caitlin Johnstone
Why This Election Is Different
By: David Swanson
Progressives To Sanders Skeptics: This 'Big Tent' Movement Is A Winning And Practical Choice
By: Jon Queally
Sanders Condemns Trump Budget As 'Immoral Document' Designed To Hurt Families And Children
By: Jake Johnson
Sanders Leads Popular Vote, Trails Buttigieg With Delegates
By: Eoin Higgins
Muddling Democrats: Chaos in the Iowa Caucus
By: Binoy Kampmark
Hillary Clinton versus Mark Zuckerberg
By: Binoy Kampmark
Sanders responds To Oxfam Inequality Report
By: Common Dreams - Jessica Corbett
Corporate Occupations: The UN Business “Black List” And Israel’s Settlements
By: Binoy Kampmark
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILEWe're in BETA! Send Feedback © Scoop Media