Melaka’s resilience journey

Melaka is a designated World Heritage City that is fortunate to be free from risks related to natural disasters such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and typhoons. However, in the last several decades the city has undergone radical transformations that are contributing to the city’s increasing vulnerability to shocks such as flooding, water shortages, and disease outbreaks – as well as chronic stresses including traffic congestion, waste management, aging infrastructure, and governance challenges. Some risks are compounded from climate change.

The City of Melaka is ready to plan and tackle some of these challenges, in close collaboration with the city council and Melaka State government. Melaka’s Resilience Strategy combines and builds on these ideas in a holistic plan that will guide the city toward a more resilient future.

Meet the Chief Resilience Officer

Siti Athirah Binti Ishak

Deputy Chief Resilience Officer

Siti Athirah Binti Ishak is Deputy Chief Resilience Officer in the Resilient Unit of Melaka City Council, where she worked on the city’s Resilience Strategy. She has worked on the Low Carbon City Framework, and has experience working in executive business development for a property developer in Malaysia. She has a degree in Urban Planning, and is a Lecturer at the urban planning studio at the Universiti Teknologi Mara.

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