On 13 August 2012, the Nepal Risk Reduction Consortium and Flagship 4 organised an urban DRR workshop to discuss efforts of partners to date, planned programming, and challenges. It was determined in this workshop that many partner organisations are working in the field of urban DRR and greater coordination of activities is required to maximize implementation at all levels as well as to ensure that we identify and implement learning in real time. This is particularly important as many partners are new to working in the urban environment. Given these identified needs, participating organisations agreed that a mechanism for coordination and information sharing is necessary. The Nepal Risk Reduction Consortium Secretariat was commissioned to identify a strategy that will facilitate coordination and information sharing.

Please send any comments or feedback on this proposal to Giovanni Congi, Public Information Coordinator, NRRC at giovanni.congi@one.un.org

Urban DRR proposal