Following the Training of Trainers held last May, RRC.AP organized a 5-day training workshop for Building Cities and Local Governments’ Resilience to Climate and Disaster Risk. The workshop was held on September 17-21 at the Sukosol hotel in Bangkok.
The programme was facilitated in partnership with United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the UN Habitat, the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), and the Gorakhpur Environmental Action Group.
The workshop brought together 18 participants from three cities: Bengkulu city, Indonesia; Tuguegarao, Philippines; and Dharkan, Mongolia; as well as representatives from national and local government officials from the Maldives and Mongolia working in disaster and risk reduction and climate change adaptation topics.
The practical training workshop introduced participants to climate and disaster risk concepts; and utilised the UNISDR Disaster Resilience Scorecard and essentials tools. Participants also had the chance to visit the iconic adaptation project Khok Kham Mangrove Forest Study Centre nearby Bangkok. By the end of the workshop, participants drafted preliminary resilience action plans for their respective cities.