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From DRR to Resilience in land
-use government policies
: proposals and actions at local level

2015.03.16 15:00 - 19:00

After many years working on DRR, Climate Changes and Sustainability, in 2013 the Province of Potenza adopted its Territorial Coordination Master Plan (TCP) that outlines the development of the provincial territory and provides guidelines/support to local actors (including the Municipalities and the Communities) for sustainable and resilient land-use. Innovative is the integration of the “Resilience” policy in territorial/urban planning, a Local Government policy concept based on the integration of the three above main issues regarding the territorial safety and the sustainable development.

During 2014 the Province proceeded with the implementation process by defining a specific strategy that provides for a multi-stakeholder engagement and by setting-up a comprehensive Network with its 100 Municipalities and local communities for facilitating their full engagement in the implementation process.

The Province of Potenza and its Network joined as a whole to the UNISDR Making Cities Resilient Campaign and provided for a strong contribution both to he HFA implementation and to the post 2015 HFA2 preparation process. These contributions have been provided also to the preparatory process of the 3 World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction where the Province participated as a Local Governments representative.

For its active engagement and contribution, in January 2015 the Province of Potenza and its Municipalities Network has been appointed by UNISDR as a World ROLE MODEL for Inclusive Resilience and Territorial Safety (

Regional and local Institutional, Municipal and communities’ representatives will illustrate the policy-making strategy adopted to implement Resilience to DRR and Climate Changes and the strengths of using a subsidiary supportive and multi-stakeholders network approach.

The coordination will be held by the President of the Province of Potenza, Mr. Nicola Valluzzi, and the HFA Local Focal Point and Advocate of the UNISDR Making Cities Resilient Campaign, Mr. Alessandro Attolico, Executive Director of the Territorial Planning and Civil Protection Office at the Province of Potenza.

Some Mayors of the Province of Potenza Municipalities Network will be present to share their engagement in the local Resilience implementation process.

To guarantee the wider audience, the participation to this public event is free-entry and does not require formal registration. However, a pre-registration on the website is welcome for organizational reasons. Thank you for your cooperation.

All the participants will be included in the Province of Potenza Role Model network for future exchanges and cooperation benefits.

Program (updated to February 14, 2015)

Participants Registration

Opening and greetings by Nicola Valluzzi, President of the Province of Potenza.

Keynote speech by Alessandro Attolico, Executive Director of the Territorial Planning and Civil Protection Office at the Province of Potenza, UNISDR Advocate and HFA Local Focal Point for the UNISDR “Making Cities Resilient” Campaign.

#weResilient, the Province of Potenza Strategy. The path towards Inclusive Resilience and Territorial Safety (UNISDR Role Model): Integrating DRR, CCA and Sustainable Development in land use governance models, from territorial planning to urban renewal.

Interregional experiences and best practices in DRR, Climate Change Risks Mitigation and Resilience.

Exploring Public-Private and Public-Private-People Partnerships in Resilience implementation: the MED REMIDA Project – smaRt Energy chains and coMmunIties in the meD Area – for contrasting Climate Changes.

Outcomes from local community consultation: identified Gaps and Solutions in Resilience from a multi-stakeholder and Major Groups point of view.

Towards an increasingly coordinated and inclusive approach to Resilience implementation, improving dialogues between institutions and institutions-communities: tools and methodologies.

Open discussion (including Q/A).

Conclusive remarks:
– future perspectives for the post-2015 Hyogo Framework for Action;
– exploring new transnational cooperations and exchanges of experiences.

Ordinary People,Children,Specialists
Province of Potenza (Italy)
Province of Potenza Municipality Network for Resilience website
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