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CIFAL Jeju/JITC provides a variety of training programs to enhance capacity for national and local communities in the Asia-Pacific region to benefit from holistic and multi-disciplinary approaches available in such diverse areas as human trafficking, migration and refugees, urban poor, resilience and disaster risk reduction, making peaceful and inclusive societies, and so on.

[2022 July 5 ~ 14] Virtual Workshop on Risk-informed Governance, Climate Action, and Finance Mechanism for Local Resilience 기사를 twitter로 보내기 기사를 facebook으로 보내기 2022.12.02


Online Capacity Development Workshop on

Risk-informed Governance, Climate Action, and Finance Mechanism for Local Resilience


5 ~ 14 July 2022 - CIFAL Jeju organized an online capacity development workshop on Risk-informed Governance, Climate Action, and Finance Mechanism for Local Resilience in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) Office for Northeast Asia and Global Education and Training Institute (ONEA & GETI), and the United Nations Project Office on Governance (UNPOG) of the Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DPIDG/UN DESA). The workshop invited 156 participants from government sector but also NGOs and academia mainly in the Asia and Pacific.


This online workshop consisted of four sessions. The first session, sub-titled “Innovative Finance Mechanisms for Local Resilience to Disasters,” touched upon general overview of the concept of disaster risk finance while putting an emphasis on the operation of the fit-for-purpose CIEWS[1] and the application of risk management frameworks, which was shared by the expert from World Bank Group and Green Climate Fund respectively. The following sessions were conducted by experts from both the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR ONEA & GETI) and the UN Project Office on Governance, DPIDG/UN DESA.


Based on the experts’ lectures of the first session, participants were given opportunities to get familiar with the pathways for investment that will allow robust climate information, warning system and disaster risk reduction, as well as the core principles of Disaster Risk Financing: timeliness of funding, disbursement of funds, disaster risk layering and data & analytics. The other three sessions facilitated by UNPOG and UNDRR ONEA-GETI introduced the policy tools to conceptualize and address local disaster risks along with urban resilience tools and digital government solutions for DRR.


The last session of the workshop started with the continued sharing of practical information about MCR 2030 further to the previous one. Then Mr. Alexander A. Mejia, Director of the Division for People and Social Inclusion & Head of CIFAL Global Network revisited the issue of disaster risk reduction and emphasized the importance of training and capacity building, as UNITAR is mandated and committed to.


Session-based interactive quizzes helped participants to recall what they learned throughout the program and gain the in-depth understanding of local resilience for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. After this workshop, participants are expected to be able to localize and implement the international frameworks in line with their cities or national context to achieve greater resilience and sustainable development.

[1] Climate Information and Early Warning System


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