[GSEF2016]: Experience of cities in the Asia and Pacific region: Innovative solutions for disaster recovery.

International Network
Urban & Rural Regeneration / Community
Environment / Food

Presented at: GSEF2016 Montreal 

Organisation: CityNet (International Network)

Country: Multinational (Headquartered in Seoul)

Date: September 7 2016

Presenter: Vijay Jagannathan (Secretary General)

Contacts:  vijay@citynet-ap.org


More than 90% of the world’s natural disasters are concentrated in Asia, with developing countries particularly vulnerable to the damage. The social capital, such as community organizations and communal trust, is proven to be correlated to the damage that the society experiences. One of the core principles of SSE such as empowering local communities and improving the resilience of society can be effective tools for the restoration of disaster affected areas. The Secretary General of CityNet, which is the largest association of urban stakeholders committed to sustainable development in the Asia Pacific region, will share innovative experiences of different Asian cities’ efforts in mitigating the damages from natural disasters based on multi-sectoral partnerships.