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Global Alliance for Urban Crises

The UCLG Task Force for territorial prevention and management of crises (TPMC) took part to the emergence of the Global Alliance for Urban Alliance.

The aim is to bring together the actors that can help improve crisis preparedness and response in our increasingly urban world.


The Alliance have been officialy launched during the World Humanitarian Summit of May 2016 in Istanbul and works towards four thematic objectives:

  • Tailor humanitarian response to the urban context by developing shared assessment and profiling tools, promoting joint analysis, and adapting coordination mechanisms.
  • Develop or work with existing global, regional and national rosters to facilitate the deployment of urban leaders, managers and technical experts.
  • Build the evidence base on the specific characteristics of protracted displacement in urban areas, and contribute to the design of appropriate and cost-effective responses, with particular regard to protection of vulnerable people, shelter, basic services and infrastructure.
  • Ensure that initiatives focused on building urban resilience incorporate components on resilient response and recovery from crises, and that they leverage greatest impact in cities most at risk of humanitarian emergencies.

The Global Alliance membership is made up of over 65 institutions, encompassing humanitarian and development agencies, academic bodies, networks of municipal authorities and professional institutes representing architects, engineers and planners.

You can visit the Alliance website :

The Alliance is also on twitter : @GAUrbanCrises

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