DiMSUR is the sub-regional Technical Centre for Disaster Risk Management, Sustainability and Urban Resilience. Focus areas include:

     Innovation & Technical Assistance

  •      DiMSUR provides technical guidance to municipalities to enable them to develop action plans and guidelines with autonomy.

     Risk Reduction & Climate Change Adaptation

  •      Our goal is to help communities to build resilience with disaster risk management and adaptation to climate change.

     Gathering African States, academia, people & NGOs

  •      DiMSUR is a non-profit, autonomous, regional organization; works with governments, NGOs, the United Nations, academia and civil society.

     Targeting African Urban Resilience and self-governing

  •      DiMSUR's founding members are the Governments of Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique and The Union of the Comoros. The headquarters is in Maputo.

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The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and the Technical Centre for Disaster Risk Management, Sustainability and Urban Resilience (DiMSUR) collaborated to develop a tool to strengthen the capacity of city managers and technicians in the developing world to build their city’s resilience and effectively reduce urban risks.

The City Resilience Action Planning (CityRAP) Tool aims to enable local governments of small to intermediate sized cities, or neighbourhoods/districts of bigger cities or metropolitan areas, to plan and undertake practical actions to strengthen the resilience of their cities. It targets local governments with limited experience in risk reduction and resilience planning and an urban population size of maximum 250,000 people.

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Mathias Spaliviero
Human Settlements Officer
Regional Office for Africa