DiMSUR develops relevant and innovative tools to improve local, national and sub-regional capacities for reducing vulnerability and building the resilience of communities to natural and other hazards in the southern African region and beyond.
‘The City Resilience Action Planning Tool’
What is CityRAP Tool?
CityRAP Tool is used for training city managers and municipal technicians in small to intermediate sized cities in sub-Saharan Africa. It enables communities to understand and plan actions aimed at reducing risk and building resilience through the development of a Resilience Framework for Action.
The CityRAP process includes a set of trainings, exercises and activities directed at municipalities that want to kick-start their resilience action planning.
The five resilience pillars of the CityRAP Tool
Cross cutting issues of urban resilience
What type of participation is facilitated?
The CityRAP Tool methodology enables the delivery of high-quality, innovative and interactive training courses to help build and strengthen capacities of both communities and decision-makers in disaster risk management, climate change adaptation and urban resilience. Two types of courses are available:
How is CityRAP Tool implemented?
A team of external trainers kicks-off the process and supports it throughout each phase. A small group of at least three people should be trained to lead the process at the city level, hereafter referred as the Municipal Focal Points.
They play a very important role as they lead the CityRAP Tool roll-out process, thus collecting data, supporting data analysis, facilitating discussions, ensuring effective communication with partners/stakeholders, actively engaging with communities through participatory approach, and drafting the City RFA.
Photo: phases of CityRAP implementation
What type of assessment is provided?
DiMSUR offers demand-led technical assistance providing different stakeholders with the expertise needed to promote urban resilience, manage disaster risks and adapt to climate change.
DiMSUR’s specialists work hand-in-hand with beneficiaries to develop locally appropriate solutions tailored to specific needs.
What is CityRAP Tool’s outcome?
As a result of working with CityRAP Tool, municipalities are able to defining the Resilience Framework for Action (RFA). This is a key document guiding decision-makers to improve city resilience and reduce risks.
As a result of implementation of CityRAP, 4 RFAs (Resilence Framework for Action) have been established so long in: Chokwe (Mozambique), Zomba (Malawi),Moroni (Comoros) and Bissau (Guinea Bissau)
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