What is 3cd?
- A long-term, inter-disciplinary program of the Earthquakes and Megacities Initiative (EMI) to engage participating cities in implementing sound practices for disaster risk management
- A partnership to establish systematic mechanisms (i.e. processes, institutional and legal framework, and action plans) for mainstreaming disaster risk reduction in local governments and institutions
Who is involved/whose program is it?
- First and foremost, the program belongs to the cities participating in the Earthquakes and Megacities Initiative (EMI)'s Cluster Cities Project (CCP)
- Within each city, a city representative and a local investigator are key to coordinating the 3cd Program with local stakeholders
- Partnering institutions (Earthquake Disaster Mitigation Research Center, EdM-NIED in Kobe, Japan, Kobe University, and the Pacific Disaster Center in Hawaii, USA) provide program expertise and support
- A working group and implementation team, with representatives from participating cities, the EMI Board, and partner institutions, oversee and manage the program
Why get involved?
- To use the knowledge and insights gained through the experience of the participating cities
- To make the shift from response oriented policies to proactive risk management policies
- To build internal capability to understand risk and communicate it to stakeholders
- To make our communities and environment safer and more sustainable
What are we committing to? What do we contribute?
- Through a partnership with EMI, cities are expected to provide access to information and key stakeholders in the government and civil society
- Cities are also expected to contribute the local costs of workshops and the time of participating city officials and staff to be involved in 3cd activities
What do we get in return?
- A sound model and disaster risk management process
- A wealth of experience from other cities
- Technical assistance and guidance in identifying, selecting, and implementing risk reduction strategies
- Partnerships and friendships
Who provides the funding for 3cd activities?
- The partnering institutions indicated above, the Hazard Management Unit of the World Bank, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP-BCPR/DRU), and the ProVention Consortium
How does 3cd relate to our other programs and studies?
- 3cd is designed to complement and enhance existing risk management programs in participating cities
Is 3cd only about earthquakes?
- 3cd incorporates other kinds of disaster risk, in addition to earthquake risk, in an integrated and comprehensive approach
Will engaging in 3cd detract from achieving our goals and other priorities?
- 3cd is designed to assist participating cities to link and integrate disaster risk management with existing social, economic, and development goals, priorities, and programs
Where can I find more information?