In early 2014, Peace Boat became one of UNISDR’s campaign partners for the “Making Cities Resilient” campaign.
(See the UNISDR article on partnership with Peace Boat for further details)
Peace Boat, as a partner for the UNISDR’s “Making Cities Resilient” campaign since May 2014, has committed to serving the campaign as:
- a Messenger, with its physical presence able to raise awareness in the ports we visit
- a Venue for delivering education and training programmes, and
- a Vehicle to bring people and expertise to different regions of the world.
Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience Building for Youth Leaders in Central America
In August 2014, Peace Boat implemented the “Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience Building for Youth Leaders in Central America” Programme in partnership with UNISDR, inviting DRR youth leaders from Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and El Salvador, and a representative from UNISDR onboard the ship as it traveled through the region. The onboard training programme, along with the press conferences and in-port field visits, were very effective in strengthening regional cooperation on DRR.
(See the Programme Report
and UNISDR press release
attached for further details).
Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience Building for Youth Leaders in Africa
In December 2014, Peace Boat partnered with UNISDR to carry out the “Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience Building for Youth Leaders in Africa” Programme. Six outstanding young leaders from Madagascar, Mozambique and South Africa, along with two United Nations-related special guests from Kenya, joined Peace Boat’s 86th Global Voyage as the ship sailed from Mozambique to South Africa. Combining workshops, seminars, presentations and a field visit, participants explored some of the most pressing issues in Disaster Risk Reduction, and identified ways in which youth can take a leading role in making communities more resilient.
(Please see Programme Report
and UNISDR article
for further details).
Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience Building for Youth Leaders Program Objectives:
- Promote the UNISDR’s “Making Cities Resilient” campaign through engaging the next generation of DRR leaders and implementing in-port programmes (E.g. press conferences, symposiums, round-table discussions).
- Build capacity of young DRR leaders through providing the place, time and opportunity to share best practices, expand networks and gain tools/knowledge related to DRR and sustainable development of cities.
- Strengthen African regional cooperation on DRR through connecting individuals and organisations from different countries with diverse perspectives, experiences and expertise.
About the “Making Cities Resilient” Global Campaign
More than 2000 cities around the world have joined the UNISDR-led “Making Cities Resilient”
campaign and are working to make their communities more resilient to disasters. The Global Campaign is based on 10 essentials for developing local resilience, which in turn build on the 5 priorities for action of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA), adopted by UN Member States for the period 2005-2015 to increase the resilience of communities and nations through disaster risk reduction.