MCR2030 is a place where cities can find guidance and support to enhance understanding on risk reduction and resilience, to improve strategic planning to reduce risk and build resilience, and to take actions and progress along the resilience roadmap. All cities and local governments are highly encouraged to sign up as MCR2030 member cities. Any national government, national association of municipality, development agency, NGO/CSO, academia and research institution, private sector, UN entity or organization, network or interested entity 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.
'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 can serve as mentors and advise on technical areas and support the principles and purposes of the MCR2030. In addition to in-kind contributions and commitments, these entities are able to support MCR2030 by hosting regional networking, capacity building and local events, as well as providing direct support and engaging with the cities under the remit of the Regional Coordinating Committees (RCCs)
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 the resilience actions. Most SSPs may charge a fee for their services and are expected to be engaged with 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 SSPs directly and are independent of MCR2030. MCR2030 Core Partners, Supporting Entities and any entities or individuals serving on the advisory bodies of UNDRR cannot be SSPs as this would post a conflict of interests.