Developing Resilient Critical Public Infrastructure
Develop an index to assess the critical importance of public infrastructure based on indicators such as economic importance, social importance, location in sensitive ecosystems, importance to vulnerable groups and communities, and use this to establish a priority ranking of assets and systems for strengthening.
Assess the ranked critical public infrastructure to identify all vulnerabilities to climate change impacts and natural disasters.
Geolocate all critical public and private infrastructure in a national GIS database with information on the vulnerabilities and the dependent populations and systems.
Review infrastructure systems and networks to identify connections across transportation, energy, water, telecommunications, ports, hospitals and determine where these systems and networks can be strengthened and made more secure and resilient.
Sensitize and educate infrastructure service providers, policy makers, engineers, architects, contractors, private sector and civil society leaders on approaches to resilience building in critical infrastructure assets and systems.
Encourage a culture of maintenance of public and private infrastructure to extend the life span of these assets and to increase their safety and resilience.
Climate Proofing the Public Sector Investment Program
Review all of the projects under the Public Sector Investment Program (PSIP) to determine their congruence with the resilience agenda.
Working with the relevant government agencies, revise the key performance indicators of PSIP projects to ensure they cater for resilience building or disaster risk management, as appropriate.
Identify and include any additional activities that may be required in the respective PSIP projects to ensure compliance with the national resilience agenda.
Ports Emergency Operations Plan
Establish emergency management goals and performance standards at all ports to determine the minimum thresholds for operability standards required during and post-disasters.
Develop a concept of operations for maintaining operability across ports during and post-disasters.
Develop a mitigation monitoring program and structure for information-sharing to track progress and minimize future disruptions.
Conduct key stakeholder meetings and relevant staff training to disseminate protocols established through the plan.