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1 Disaster Risk Management Unit Nathalie Zaarour November 2011

2 Lebanon : Campaign launched in July 2010 During July the DRM Unit launched the Resilient cities campaign starting with 6 main Lebanese municipalities Beirut, Byblos, Saida, Tripoli, Tyre, Baalbek The 6 municipalities filled the nomination forms and received certificates of joining during the IDRR Day ceremony (12 October 2010)

3 Lebanon : Campaign launched in July 2010 From August 2010 till May 2011 the DRM Unit was working on the municipalities action plans to encourage them to implement the 10 checking points within their regular working plans. The DRM Unit discussed with every municipality their progress in implementing the 10 points and supported them by addressing the gaps and issues and trying to find solutions.

4 Resilient Cities Campaign : May 2011 The DRM Unit helped funding 4 municipalities to attend the Global Platform in Geneva, the focal points we very excited to work and to have an outcome from the platform and the results were very promising

5 Resilient Cities Campaign : May 2011 Global Platform results : -Byblos municipality succeeded in cooperating with Venice Municipality -Baalbek municipality had an agreement with Geneva municipality -Saida Municipality is trying to partner with municipalities from Austria

6 Byblos Municipality In 28 June 2011, the Municipality of Byblos- Jbeil organized a two-days workshop hosting members from Venice Municipality and Italian Engineers working on making the city of Venice resilient. The 2 municipalities shared different practices and experiences that will help Byblos Municipality at a later stage in making the city Resilient.

7 DRM Unit supporting Beirut Municipality Developing a Concept note for earthquakes master plan : Step 1: Earthquake tectonic and earthquake acceleration map for the City of Beirut, taking into account local site effects Step 2a: Preliminary analysis of building dynamic characteristics and comparison with underlying soil dynamic characteristics Step 2b: Assessment of vulnerability of typical buildings Step 2c: Assessment of vulnerability of critical infrastructure

8 DRM Unit supporting Beirut Municipality Step 3a: Review of Available retrofitting schemes Step 3b: Propose retrofitting schemes for buildings Step 3c: Propose retrofitting schemes for infrastructures Step 4: Develop an Indicator System Index that will reflect both the potential for physical damage the degree of social fragility Step 5: Develop a Disaster Risk Management index Step 6: Develop Implementation Schemes, including structural, social, economic, and financial.

9 Resilient Cities Campaign : May 2011 The DRM Unit encouraged Qaemakam el Metn to join the campaign who in encouraged all El Metn Qaza to join. 51 municipalities joined the campaign ending up in 57 municipalities.

10 DRM Unit supporting El Metn Municipalities Since El Metn Qaza includes 31 industrial cities within urban areas the DRM Unit decided to support them by developing a strategy including 3 main categories : -Prevention -Response Plan -Raising Awareness

11 DRR Day 2011 During the International DRR Day and with the presence of SRSG Mrs. Margaretta Whalstrom the DRM Unit organized a 2 days workshop Local Governments Role in DRR to train the local governments and to sensitize more municipalities to join the Resilient Cities campaign. 94 municipalities attended the workshop benefiting from various experiences (Aqaba, Istanbul)

12 Thank you……


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