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In early March 2024, the vibrant city of Makassar served as the gathering ground for leading minds in urban development and resilience, hosting the esteemed panel of experts for the Climate Resilient and Inclusive Cities (CRIC) project. Among the attendees were Dr. Pascaline Gaborit, representing Pilot4dev, and Prof. Youssef Diab from the Université Gustave Eiffel (UGE), who led a compelling training session focused on Disaster Risk Management, and Early Warning Systems with a particular emphasis on flood scenarios.

The CRIC project, known for its pivotal role in fostering sustainable urban development and resilience, provided the perfect backdrop for this engaging workshop. Over the course of three days, from March 5th to 7th, 2024, Pilot4dev not only participated in insightful discussions but also actively contributed to the capacity building of city representatives through hands-on training.

A Deep Dive into Disaster Risk Management
The training session, crafted and delivered by Dr. Gaborit and Prof. Diab, was meticulously designed to address the pressing challenges of disaster risk in urban settings. The focus on flood scenarios was particularly relevant, given the increasing frequency and intensity of such events in cities around the globe. Through a blend of theoretical insights and practical exercises, the workshop illuminated the various facets of disaster risk management, from early warning systems to post-disaster recovery and resilience building.What set this training apart was its interactive nature. Participants, ranging from city planners to local government officials, were not mere spectators but active contributors to the learning process. The use of realistic scenarios allowed for a hands-on approach to understanding the complexities of disaster management and the importance of proactive planning.

Fostering Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange
The CRIC panel of experts in Makassar was more than just an event; it was a confluence of ideas, experiences, and aspirations towards making cities safer, more inclusive, and resilient. Pilot4dev's involvement underscored our commitment to this cause, bridging gaps between research, policy, and practice. The collaboration with Prof. Diab and UGE highlighted the strength of partnership in achieving shared goals.

Looking Ahead
The insights and learnings from the training session in Makassar are invaluable. They not only enhance our understanding of disaster risks but also equip us with the tools and methodologies to mitigate these challenges effectively. As we move forward, Pilot4dev remains dedicated to leveraging these experiences to support cities in their journey towards resilience.

The journey does not end here. The path to resilience is ongoing, and Pilot4dev, along with its partners, is at the forefront of this endeavor. We look forward to continuing our work with the CRIC project, advancing the agenda of urban resilience, and making a tangible difference in the lives of urban communities around the world.

For more information on our activities and how you can get involved, visit our website and join us in shaping a resilient and sustainable urban future.



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is an independent initiative that connects global stakeholders active in Pilot development initiatives in the areas of Climate, Cities, Governance, Conflicts/Stability, the Environment and more generally the implementation of SDGs including Gender Equality.

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