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This handbook introduces the reader to concepts, approaches, tools, exercises and innovative cases to Strengthen Resilience in Cities and Local Communities through Innovation and Digital Government. The handbook guides the reader towards roadmaps, policy toolkits, manuals and peer support to help cities and local communities better invest in practical action to strengthen resilience. This handbook builds on global good practices on effective governance. It also build on the Training Toolkit on “Risk-informed Governance and Innovative Technology for Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience” as part of the Curriculum on Governance for the SDGs, which was developed by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government (DPIDG), through the UN Project Office on Governance (UNPOG). This handbook is part of a series of six succinct publications within UN DESA’s Curriculum on Governance for the SDGs designed to promote effective, accountable and inclusive public institutions.