This space is dedicated to promote the work of the local governments participating in the Global Campaign "Making Cities Resilient: Mi City is Getting Ready". Every month, experiences on how local governments deal with risk management in the Americas will be presented.

Municipality of the Month: Resilient Territory - February 2016

Palmira, Colombia: Building from local, the policy of integral risk management

By: Pedro Pablo Cabezas Cortés.
IC, MSc. Monitor Local – Naciones Unidas,
Campaña Mundial de Ciudades Resilientes
Oficina de Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres – Palmira.

One of the purposes that demonstrates the territorial effort of municipality of Palmira, led by Dr. José Ritter López Peña, is to promote the sense of transformation in the way social actors assume behaviors that lead to increase the capacity of collective resilience against the risk of disasters.

Consequently, the Global Campaign "Making Cities Resilient" becomes into a main strategy addressed to delineate the local agenda for complete risk management, opportunity that has resulted in strengthening the processes of readiness, organization and planning, laying the groundwork to implement an approach to risk reduction as an essential element of the full exercise of rights and duties of citizens.

It is noteworthy that the elected mayor of Palmyra for the period 2016-2019, Dr. Jairo Ortega Samboni, incorporated within the structural aspects of his government program, the implementation of the Resilient Cities Campaing, which ensures continuity of the advances reached to date in the process.

Finally, we invite you cordially to visit our profile of local government, where you can beside the features regional context, find the most significant actions that we have made over the last six years, in disaster risk managing, including The formulation and implementation of planning tools, development of educational texts, conformation of the municipal risk management fund and the incorporation into land use planning.

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