Urban Resilience to Climate Extremes in Southeast Asia (URCE) Program

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) with the support from Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) is implementing a program titled “Urban Resilience to Climate Extremes in Southeast Asia (URCE)”. The program goal is to build ‘resilient communities in deltaic and coastal urban areas’ and strengthening resilience of the urban systems and urban communities to the current and emerging climate extremes, disasters and emergencies that are anticipated in the deltaic and coastal cities in Southeast Asia. The program is being implemented in My Tho City Viet Nam and also actively promote learning and exchange with other countries in Asia and the Pacific through several regional level endeavors under the program. The program started its inception phase (from 1st November 2018) for setting up implementation arrangements of the program activities in the two targeted Southeast Asian countries namely Myanmar and Viet Nam as well as making necessary refinement needed for the program

implementation; and building regional level learning and exchanges in Southeast Asian countries. The five-year program timing is from 1st November 2018 to 31st October 2023. The program goal will be fulfilled by achieving the following primary outcomes:

  • OUTCOME 1: Improved Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems and Risk Knowledge on climate extremes.
  • OUTCOME 2: Strengthened urban community readiness and local preparedness.
  • OUTCOME 3: Improved urban sectoral preparedness and emergency response.
  • OUTCOME 4: Strengthened urban risk governance systems for dealing with emerging climate extremes and emergencies.
  • OUTCOME 5: Improved knowledge and awareness on building urban climate resilience for extremes through Regional and National events and forums.

Nam Dinh City

Nam Dinh is a city Category 1 and has the highest population density in Viet Nam. After Hanoi and Hai Phong, Nam Dinh is the 3rd largest city in the north of Viet Nam.

My Tho City

My Tho is a city in Category 1 and is the capital city, center of economics, education and technology of Tien Giang Province. It is located on the Tien River on the Mekong Delta region of South Vietnam.

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MOBILISE 3.0 is a digital platform which provides the local stakeholders with a set of digital solutions for supporting climate adaptation and resilience activities. It enables multi-agency collaboration and community engagement and facilitates participatory approach for implementing climate adaptation and resilient measures against climate change. Using its data management capabilities, stakeholders can use the MOBILISE 3.0 platform to establish a rich picture of the local hazards, exposure and vulnerabilities by bringing data from a range of sources such as sensors, satellites, city information systems and climate impact simulations. Using the easy to use visual interfaces of MOBILISE 3.0, stakeholders and communities can work together to explore the impact of climate induced hazards on their local environment, and discuss and agree interventions for building community resilience.