Building Urban Resilience through Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia and Pacific

Rapid urbanization and development goes along with increasing disaster risks. Governments in Asia and the Pacific face continued challenges towards sustainable development at the same time reducing the risks from future disasters.

Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and resilience is part and parcel of sustainable development in the environmental, economic, social and political spheres. Selected DRR practices in Asia and Pacific region under these spheres are presented in this report.

Practices included range from knowledge enhancement and raising public awareness on hazards and risks, capacity building, community-based resilience building, active participation of most vulnerable groups, use of technologies in governance and land management, etc.