According to the Campaign, one of the “Ten Essentials” of the checklist to advance the construction of resilient cities and territories is the proper management and use of information to support decision-making processes at both the public and private level. Essential number 3 calls on local government to “Maintain up-to-date data on hazards and vulnerabilities, prepare risk assessments and use these as the basis for urban development plans and decisions. Ensure that this information and the plans for your city’s resilience are readily available to the public and fully discussed with them.”
The recent development of Information Communication Technologies (ICT) has opened enormous opportunities to advance the development and implementation of tools to efficiently and effectively manage the growing volume of data and information. In this regard, it is important to advance the identification and characterization of best practices, to promote an ongoing process of updating and improving the services offered. Similarly, it serves as a reference for those who are starting to take advantage of lessons learned and available resources.
The main purpose of this call is to contribute to the development of a catalogue of good practices in the use of information systems, which include a geographic component, to support local development planning processes, integrating risk management and adaptation to climate change.
The launch of the call is possible thanks to the generous contributions from UNISDR's partners. The call will be open to both public and private actors, civil society, academic and research
institutions based on experiences at the local and community level.
Information systems submitted to the call must refer to the thematic areas of the “Ten Essentials” of the Making Cities Resilient Campaign.
Note: deadline for applications has been extended till November 21 2014. Call results will be published as of December 5.
Foi ampliado o prazo para participação na convocatória até o dia 21 de novembro de 2014. Os resultados serão publicados a partir de 5 de dezembro.
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