Municipalities Prepared The Resilience Profile Of Their Cities


Within the framework of RESLOG-Turkey Project which is co-implemented by Marmara Municipalities Union (MMU), Union of Municipalities of Turkey, Çukurova Municipalities Union and the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, MMU hosted the sixth “Local Governance and Migration Meeting” on 25 February 2020 in Istanbul. In the meeting, the concept of resilience was addressed in detail.

The program was started with the opening speeches made by Ms. Merve Ağca, RESLOG Project MMU Project Coordinator, and Ms. Gül Tuçaltan, RESLOG National Project Coordinator. Ağca and Tuçaltan briefly summarized the progress made on municipalities’ resilience in the face of migration since the beginning of the project in 2018. Then, Mr. Daniel Lewis, the former chief of UN-Habitat Urban Risk Reduction and Resilience Unit, delivered his speech on the emergence and the historical evolution of the concept of resilience and how it could be implemented in the face of disaster. In the second session of the meeting, the participants consisting of the officials from the municipalities included in the project were divided into groups and assigned to prepare the resilience profile of their cities by completing the questionnaire of UN-Habitat’s Disaster Resilience Scorecard for Cities tool. The session was ended with groups coming together and discussing how to improve the weakest fields revealed by the urban profiling activity.

To reach all the publications that came out during RESLOG Project, please visit: http://www.reslogproject.org/en/publications/

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