Mitigating the Effects of External Threats to the MDGs
The project equipped and prepared local governments to overcome obstacles that will prevent, derail or slow down the implementation of their MDG targets and pursue local reforms for improving governance particularly focusing on organizational and fiscal management.
It demonstrated and tested different approaches using 10 project sites (Tuguegarao, Science City of Munoz, Pasay, Naga, Sorsogon, San Vicente in Palawan, Calbayog, Iloilo, Iligan, Island Garden City of Samal) that were highly vulnerable to natural and man-made disasters. This project operated with a knowledge generation system that allowed local partners to document and publish toolkits for replicating the process undertaken in mitigating threats to the MDGs. This project was completed December 2006.
Results on the ground:
- 10 LGUs conducted a hazards, risks and vulnerabilities assessment (HRVA) focused on specific MDG themes
- Pasay City HRVA used as input to life-skills training workshops supported by UNESCAP 5 LGUs developed local reform agenda as a result of the HRVA process
- San Vicente HRVA identified disaster-responsive programs and projects that were added into the existing municipal development plan
- Tuguegarao City developed programs and projects incorporated into the city development plan
- 8 MDG-focused disaster mitigation toolkits produced by the cities with the guidance of UN-HABITAT