The objective is to strengthen the City of Beirut's technical understanding of the specific shocks and stresses that were identified as priorities for Beirut during the first phase of this technical assistance. It works to detail the city resilience strategy with the aim of helping generate interest in city-level investment plans needed to protect lives and assets by reducing key associated risks.The grant will support the expansion of the overall preliminary risk diagnostics led in CURMCB Phase 1. This will be accomplished through a series of activities oriented around four components: (i) in-depth coastal, seismic, and flood hazard risk assessments of the City of Beirut; (ii) Development of Resilience Strategy of the City of Beirut specific to the above shocks;(iii) Creation of a Centralized Risk Management System at the municipal level using a digital platform; and, (iv) Capacity and Awareness Building through an urban resilience workshop in the city of Beirut, targeted at the use of risk data in decision-making.

Which Areas of Engagement are covered by this grant?

Hydromet Services and Early Warning Systems
Financial Protection
Inclusive Disaster Risk Management & Gender Equality
Resilient Recovery

Sendai Priorities

Priority 1Understanding disaster risk
Priority 2Strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk
Priority 3Investing in disaster risk reduction for resilience
Priority 4Enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response and to “Build Back Better” in recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction