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Arab Urban Development Institute in collaboration with the UNISDR organized

Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) in conducting the Khartoum City-to-City Learning Exchange Programme

Khartoum - Sudan 3rd-5th Oct 2017



In response to the UNISDR call for City-to-City Learning Exchange funding Opportunities, the Arab Urban Development Institute in collaboration with the UNISDR, UNHABITAT offices for the Arab States developed a three days city-to-city exchange programme and field trips that took place in Khartoum - Sudan (3 - 5th October 2017) and will continue in Amman - Jordan (4 - 6th Nov 2017).

With the excellent hosting and organisation of the Ministry of Infrastructure (Roads, Bridges and Drainage Corporation) the Workshop in Khartoum focused on filling the gaps and developing solutions for sustainable urban drainage systems and critical DRR institutional management, monitoring the city progress in reporting to the Sendai Framework New Ten Essentials.

The learning exchange programme will give the local municipalities the potential of understanding the socially constructed nation of risk, and support regional collaborations to share this as an innovative replication model in the upcoming UNISDR Forth Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction 2018.Learning from the engagement of civil society in flood mitigation and adaptation in Tuti Island (Khartoum), will showcase how the mobilization of traditional early warning and disaster risk management strategies, can unleashed substantial energies of community based human capital to mitigate disaster risk. As a member of the 100 Resilient Cities Network, Amman process of developing a roadmap to resilience brings into the city-to- city knowledge exchange programme a great value of co-operative learning understanding how to conduct city resilience assessments. 


·        Preparing for the capital Khartoum to be within the top 100 Risks Resilience cities.

·        Promote the Khartoum State integrated risk map, for consideration when designing infrastructure facilities.

·        Ensure activation of the role of the UNISDR Ten Essentials for Making Cities Resilient.

·        Develop an advanced system that includes all the stakeholders, clarifies the role of each party, and organizes the work.

·        Focus on training in disaster prevention and capacity building when applying implementation skills.

·        Support archiving and GIS program, develop their working environment, and soliciting financial support.


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