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Strengthening resilience through risk-informed decentralization and local governance
This note provides key information, practical examples and case studies to support UNICEF country offices to integrate child-sensitive DRR and resilience into local governance programming through initiatives to address four key objectives:
• Risk awareness by increasing information and understanding of disaster and climate-related risks and building local government and community capacity for child-sensitive risk assessments.
• Risk reduction and prevention, by incorporating child-sensitive disaster and climate-related risk reduction measures into local service-delivery systems and local development policies, plans and projects.
• Preparedness, by building local capacity to mitigate the impacts of shocks and stresses through developing and expanding local forecasting tools, early warning systems and contingency plans.
• Recovery and building back better, by integrating DRR measures into post-disaster needs assessments and recovery plans through strengthening inclusive participation and decision-making among excluded and marginalized populations.
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