This tool is used to guide review and/or self-assessment of risk management capabilities. Originally developed for the purpose of the country peer review under the Union Civil Protection Mechanism and adapted to different scales such as regional and local ones, the tool can assist the authorities in assessing where they stand with adaptation & disaster risk reduction and identifying major gaps or opportunities for improvement. The tool addresses all climate-related hazards & risk or a selection of thereof and is useful to assess progress made in risk governance, planning, coping capacity and recovery from climate related shocks. The tool is meant for local to national authorities, action groups, civil society organizations or other organized groups contributing to climate adaptation & disaster risk reduction strategies and plans.
Application of the tool requires extensive knowledge of urban planning instruments, policy priorities and capabilities.
Within the city hub context, this tool can be applied and used as a part of collaborative inclusive assessment of initial conditions or progress made on adaptation in urban context. The tool stimulates shared learning and knowledge sharing, awareness building and extensive dialogs/consultations.
The tool can be used in the following Triple-A phases:
 Mysiak, J., Casartelli, V., Torresan, S. (2021). Union Civil Protection Mechanism – Peer Review Programme for disaster risk management: Assessment Framework
See also UCPM Peer review program
The tool is complementary to all other REACHOUT tools and can be applied together with any of them.
Short summary: A story about Jan and Maria during extreme precipitation.
End user: Citizens
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