11 Mar 2016

GIDRM attends the Resilient Cities Asia- Pacific Conference 2016 in Melaka-City


The 2nd Asia Pacific Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation was held in conjunction with the 16th International Convention on Melaka Twin Cities in Melaka from 2-4 March 2016. The conference was hosted by the Melaka State Government in collaboration with the Melaka Historic City Council and IMT-GT and organised by ICLEI- South Asia. Over 500 representatives from local governments, institutions and communities as well as disaster and climate risk management experts and urban planners from around the world came together to discuss challenges and opportunities to strengthen climate resilience in urban areas.

GIDRM contributed to this year´s conference with the side event „Balancing efficiency and redundancy for Urban Resilience“ that was held on March 2 in close cooperation with OECD and ADB. The panellists from Thailand, the Philippines and India discussed how disaster resilience can be integrated into urban green growth, climate change and sustainable urban development goals.

The conference blog “CityTalk” features an overview and abstracts of all conference events. The Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific 2015 provides detailed information on the conference background and its objectives.