MCR2030 Dashboard Guide:
Joining MCR2030: a step-by-step guide for local governments
Joining MCR2030 is fast and easy. All sub-national local governments are invited and encouraged to join.
Once you've taken the stage assessment and get the letter of commitment signed by your mayor, your city can join MCR2030 through the online form linked below. Joining takes about 3 minutes.
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1. Take the stage assessment and find out which stage your city is on the Resilience Roadmap at https://mcr2030.undrr.org/resilience-roadmap/stage-assessment
2. Download a template of a letter of commitment for your stage and create your own version. Cities that participated in the MCR Campaign (2010 to 2020) and those certified with ISO37123 need to take the stage assessment, but do not need a signed letter of commitment in order to sign up to MCR2030
3. Get your letter of commitment signed
4. Scan or take a photo of the signed letter of commitment. Cities certified with ISO37123 should have a copy of their ISO37123 certificate instead of the signed letter of commitment
5. In your department at your local government, decide which email address you will use to access the dashboard, or create a new one that can be shared
Note: At the initial launch of the MCR2030 dashboard in January 2021, only one email address can be used to sign-up per city. Multiple users will be allowed in the subsequence enhancement of dashboard functions in the coming months
6. Visit the MCR2030 dashboard landing page at https://mcr2030dashboard.undrr.org
7. Select ‘Local Government’ from the dropdown, then select ‘Next’
8. Confirm if anyone from your local government already signed up to MCR2030 on behalf of your city. (Yes/No)
- If ‘Yes’, you will not be able to proceed.
- If ‘No’, continue with next steps.
9. Login or register with PreventionWeb
- If you already have a PreventionWeb account, ‘Login’ with your account
- If you do not have a PreventionWeb account, select ‘Register now’.
Once completed, a confirmation link will be sent to your registered email address.
Check your mailbox and click that confirmation link to continue with sign up to the MCR2030 dashboard.
Check your spam mailbox as well.
Note: there might be a delay in receiving the confirmation email from PreventionWeb.
10. When PreventionWeb prompts you, select ‘Authorize’, linking your PreventionWeb account to the MCR2030 dashboard. This step allows you to complete sign up and use your username and password to log in.
11. Fill in the basic details about your city in English. This will allow cities and participating entities from around the world to easily read or translate your city profile. If your province or city name is not found in the limited list available, please select “Not available in list” and then type it out manually.
12. Select ‘Proceed’ to review
13. Review the details you have provided and go back and edit them if necessary. Check the spelling of your city – the name of the city cannot be edited later.
15. Select ‘Let’s Get Ready’
16. Congratulations! You’ve completed sign up. You are now an official participant in MCR2030, working toward protecting your citizens and helping your city thrive.
17. Select ‘Complete city profile’ to fill in the profile page and share more information about your city. This will help other cities and participating entities know your city better. You can include a description of your city in your own language in this section.
- Once I’ve signed up, how do I sign-in to the dashboard as a local government?
- Can I edit my profile after signing up?
- Yes, you can. Select City Basics and City Details in the menu on the left side
- How many people can manage a city profile?
- As many as you want, but they all have to use the same email address to sign in. In the first release of the dashboard at the end of January 2021, only one email address can be used to access the city profile from each city (one email address per one city account). Multiple users per city feature will be added to the dashboard upgrades in the coming months.
- I have a PreventionWeb account, but when I try to sign-in to the dashboard, I get this weird sign up screen. What’s going on?
- Even if you have a PreventionWeb account, you still need to complete the sign up as a city to have access to the dashboard.
- What can I do on the dashboard?
- You can see where you are on the resilience roadmap and the milestones your city should achieve to further strengthen resilience;
- You can find a list of services provided by MCR2030 participating entities for your stage;
- You can find participating entities located in your country;
- You can share your city’s achievements to other cities and track your progress along the resilience roadmap (You can move from your current stage to the next stage);
- You can view other city’s achievements and tips from other cities working on the same stage as you.
- You can list your services to other cities;
- You can interact with other cities and participating entities;
- And many more
Note: Some of these features are ready for your use now. Some will be added in the coming months
- How do I find other cities, participating entities, or services?
- Use the directories from the menu on the left of the screen. Select “Show filters” on the right of the screen
- Where can I find my MCR2030 enrolment certificate?
- To download your certificate of participation in MCR2030, please navigate to the City Basics page
- Can I invite other cities to join MCR2030?
- Yes, you can help strengthen and protect your whole region by inviting other cities to join
- Select ‘Dashboard’ on the left menu bar
Then scroll down the page to the section “Strengthen your region: invite other local governments to join”
Input an email address of the local government you want to invite, then click ‘invite to join MCR2030’. A draft invitation email will pop up. You can customize the message and send to your selected recipients
- I found a bug or a glitch in the dashboard. What do I do?
- The dashboard is being developed iteratively, over the course of nine months, with more improvements to come. You may stumble on some bugs. Please help report bugs using this form: https://forms.gle/XB7qFehBizCfY3vP9
- I have a design suggestion, or something else I want to see on the dashboard. Who do I send this to?
- How do I sign out?
- Select your name in the top right, then select Sign Out
- Participating entity: Any national government entity, national association of municipality, development agency, non-governmental organizations (NGO), civil society organizations (CSO), academia and research institution, private sector organization, UN entity or organization, networks or interested entities with specific knowledge and expertise that can support cities to progress along the resilience roadmap are encouraged to join and support local governments in making cities resilient. The following three categories of entities are involved with the MCR2030:
- ‘Core Partners’ or Members of the Global Coordinating Committee of the MCR2030: include C40 Cities, ICLEI – Local Government for Sustainability, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Resilient Cities Network (R-Cities), United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), The World Bank Group, and World Council on City Data (WCCD) serving as the Global Coordinating Committee of MCR2030 and providing a strategic guidance to the implementation of MCR2030.
- ‘Supporting Entities’ or Gratis technical expertise-providing entities are non-commercial entities with expertise in specialized areas in the regions that have mandates or activities aligned with MCR2030 and can provide specific gratis technical inputs in fields that support cities to move through the 12 thematic areas in support of MCR2030 and along the resilience roadmap. This includes national government development agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil society organizations (CSOs), academia and research institutions, media, as well as national governments, national associations of municipalities, and others. These entities are able to provide gratis services as part of their in-kind contribution to MCR2030 cities.
- Specialist Service Providers (SSPs) are the entities, including but not limited to the private sector, that can offer technical one-to-one advice and support cities in the formulation and implementation of the resilience actions. SSPs may charge a fee for their services and are expected to be engaged by the cities and local governments through the cities or local government’s procurement processes. Such arrangements are to be entered into by the recipient cities and the service providers directly and are independent of MCR2030. Members of the Global Coordinating Committee of the MCR2030, gratis technical expertise-providing entities and any entities or individuals serving on the advisory bodies of UNDRR cannot be specialist service providers as this would pose a conflict of interest.
- Dashboard: MCR2030 dashboard is a closed online workspace only accessible by cities participating in the MCR2030 and participating entities (organizations) who want to provide tools, knowledge products, technical assistance and consultancy services that can help local governments improves resilience. The MCR2030 dashboard displays these services in a directory, similar to yellow-pages, in which a city can view a catalogue of services, and look for a potential partner or service provider to support their work in disaster risk reduction and resilience building. Some services may be free of charge, while some services may involve fees and entail transaction agreements. Cities can browse the information about the service and decide to contact partners/service providers to further understand each other’s needs, the requirements, terms and conditions for service provision, and determine the most beneficial modality to achieve the delivery of services, including local procurement procedures.
- Service: Something that an organization can offer to cities, related to DRR and resilience. For example, training, workshop, a grant, consulting services, tools and methodologies, etc. All services must contribute to at least one of the 12 thematic areas of support provided under MCR2030.
- MCR2030 thematic areas of support: Thematic areas of support under MCR2030 are divided into 12 categories, spreading across the three stages of resilience roadmap.
- Awareness raising on DRR and resilience (Stage A)
- Improving risk analysis (Stage B)
- Improving diagnostic skills for planning (Stage B)
- Improving strategies and plans (Stage B)
- Increasing access to finance (Stage C)
- Ensuring resilient infrastructure (Stage C)
- Adopting nature-based solutions (Stage C)
- Integrating climate risk into strategies and plans (Stage C)
- Ensuring inclusion (Stage C)
- Enabling national-local linkages (Vertical Links)(Cross-cutting)
- Strengthening partnership within the city (Horizontal Links)(Cross-cutting)
- Promoting city-to-city learning (Cross-cutting)
- Code: In the initial release of the dashboard at the end of January 2021, participating entity need to have a code in order to sign-up. There is a specific field in the sign up (twice) asking for the code. Contact MCR2030 Secretariats near you for the code.
*Note: code is not the same as password.
- PreventionWeb account: The username and password you need to have in order to sign-up and log in to the MCR2030 dashboard. You can also use it on preventionweb.net, to access other UNDRR web services.