Creating “an innovative solution for the design of local platforms for disaster risk reduction” is the objective of the “Resilient Region 2.0” project, which was launched this Thursday.
The Intermunicipal Community of the Algarve (AMAL), the National Emergency and Civil Protection Authority (ANEPC) and the Agency for Administrative Modernization (AMA) signed a cooperation protocol that defines the Algarve as the pilot region of this project. particularly active role in the implementation, at regional and local scale, of the principles of the International Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction, established by the United Nations through the Sendai Framework 2015-2030”, according to AMAL.
“The project aims to promote the active participation of citizens, universities, businesses and public services in global efforts to create more resilient communities. This will be achieved through the integration of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation measures into local policies, in line with the objectives of the National Strategy for Preventive Civil Protection 2030”, added the same entity.
The initiative will last for nine months and will cover the 16 municipalities of the Algarve.
In the first of four phases, a bet will be made on "immersive training for the elements of the project team".
This is followed by phases of research, with «field work to assess locally existing challenges», of design, through «development of a solution in co-creation with all parties involved», and, finally, of experimentation, to « validation of the solution between all parties involved».
The project team is made up of elements from ANEPC, the Center for Innovation in the Public Sector of AMA, AMAL and the municipalities of the Algarve.