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Making Cities Resilient 2030: Leaving no municipality behind

Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030) is an inclusive and long-term multi-stakeholder partnership for local governments. Still in its first year, MCR2030 continues to build momentum. The initiative supports cities to identify and own their vision of disaster resilience. It provides a three-stage pathway towards that vision as well as support & services along that journey. Throughout, it leaves no city behind or alone.

In short MCR2030 is a value proposition platform for cities and various partners, including private sector and development partner service providers.

This session highlights how MCR2030 increases a city’s access to knowledge; resources/markets; partnerships; networks; and regional and global recognition. In particular, it focuses on the importance of strengthening coordination between local and national government. It also showcase the role of vibrant networks and partnership between cities, including the development of City Resilience Hubs that provide inspiration and services to other local governments.


  • Andrew Mcelroy, Programme Management Officer, UNDRR and MCR2030,
  • Gino Van Begin, Secretary General, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, Germany
  • Emani Kumar, ICLEI Deputy Secretary General, Regional Director, ICLEI South Asia Secretariat, India
  • Kawsu Barrow, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA), the Gambia
  • Asma Jhina, City Resilience and Climate Finance Advisor, Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy the City Climate Gap Fund
  • Katherine Oldham, Chief Resilience Officer, Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA)

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