A new UNU-IAS Policy Brief provides recommendations on building local resilience platforms for disaster risk reduction. The brief, Building Local Resilience Platforms for Disaster Risk Reduction, offers recommendations for policymakers and other stakeholders concerned with creating multi-stakeholder platforms at the local level to bring together knowledge and resources for resilience building. It is authored by Riyanti Djalante, Mizan Bisri, Glenn Fernandez, Natsuko Imai, Osamu Saito, and Kenji Okazaki.
As local communities are disproportionately impacted by disasters, there is an urgent need for multi-stakeholder platforms at the local level that can bring together knowledge and resources for resilience-building. Tackling challenges such as low governance capacity, lack of data and resources, and lack of community awareness requires building local platforms for disaster risk reduction (DRR), harnessing local academia, and developing local action plans through an inclusive approach.