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City resilience in Africa: a ten essentials pilot

This publication reports on the outcomes of a pilot project to operationalise the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction’s (UNISDR) Making Cities Resilient campaign in three cities in eastern Africa: Narok and Kisumu in Kenya, and Moshi in Tanzania. It describes disaster prevention activities undertaken by the pilot cities and provides assessment and analysis of city resilience according to a 10-point checklist of factors considered fundamental for cities to improve their resilience capacity. The report suggests broad actions for building city resilience in each pilot city and presents general recommendations for UNISDR and the resilient cities campaign. It contributes to a better understanding of the ten essentials framework in a local African city context, concluding that the framework is a good basis for discussion but it needs to be modified to the pilot city’s contexts.