- Protect and safeguard cultural and natural heritage
- Learning and educational opportunities
- Cultural participation/social inclusion
- Sustainable tourism
- Support research
- Employment (recruiting, training, safety)
- Energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions
- Waste management and reduction
- Transport (forms of, energy use)
- Commercial activities including copyright and IP
- Governance and management
- Security, disaster preparedness, risk reduction
- External partnerships and collaborations
- Sign-post to other resource (database)
- Case studies
DISASTER RESILIENCE SCORECARD FOR CITIES (BASED ON TEN ESSENTIALS FOR MAKING CITIES RESILIENT)
A city is a system of systems, with each of those systems (e.g. communications, water, sanitation, energy, healthcare, welfare, law and order, education, businesses, social and neighbourhood systems) potentially having separate owners and stakeholders. Resilience needs consideration within and across each of these systems and therefore can only be achieved through effective collaboration. A range of actors – whether government, private business, community groups, academic institutions, other organisations or individuals – have roles to play in maintaining and improving city resilience. Ideally, local government authorities - which often have the best convening power- should take the lead in conducting the assessments of the Scorecard. A multi-stakeholder dialogue and approach between key city stakeholders will be necessary to complete the Scorecard, and is Essential in the push towards more resilient cities.
How does the scoring in the Disaster Resilience Scorecard for Cities work?
Local Governments that have used the Scorecard so far have found that it can be useful at a range of levels, as follows:
• As a high-level survey, often via a 1 or 2 day workshop – this can be supported by questionnaires that participants fill out in advance. Sometimes an average or consensus score is applied at the level of each of the “Ten Essentials”, rather than for each individual criteria / assessment;
• As a limited exercise focusing on some individual Essentials, to create an in-depth review of some specific aspects of resilience, e.g. community-level preparedness;
• As a detailed review of the city’s entire resilience position, likely to take one to several months to complete.
• In light of user feedback, the Scorecard now offers the potential for scoring at two levels:
- Level 1: Preliminary level, responding to key Sendai Framework targets and indicators, and with some critical sub-questions. This approach is suggested for use in a 1 to 2 day city multistakeholder workshop. In total there are 47 questions / indicators, each with a 0 – 3 score;
- Level 2: Detailed assessment. This approach is a multi-stakeholder exercise that may take 1 – 4 months and can be a basis for a detailed city resilience action plan. The detailed assessment includes 117 indicator criteria, each with a score of 0 – 5. Note that the criterion in the detailed assessment may serve as helpful discussion prompts for a preliminary level workshop. (p.5)
[Although aimed at local governments, institutions and sectors, such as museums, libraries, archives and other collections-based institutions, can make use of the Scorecard and Ten Essentials as a framework for their own activity, and in support of activity across a city or other community.]
- United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
To assist countries and local governments in monitoring and reviewing progress and challenges in the implementation of the Sendai Framework.
To enable the development of a local disaster risk reduction strategy (resilience action plans).