Resilience Hub Guideline

How to sign up as a Resilience Hub in the Making Cities Resilient 2030

What is a Resilience Hub?

Resilience Hubs are local authorities that have an established track record in disaster risk reduction and resilience and are committed to support and mentor other Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030) municipalities. 

The primary purpose of a Resilience Hub is to enhance city-to-city collaborations and peer-to-peer support. Resilience Hubs have a critical role in knowledge sharing, capacity building, and creating learning opportunities. They should inspire other local governments to commit to greater resilience.

Resilience Hubs should be able to leverage established, trusted, financial and intellectual resources, including networks in support of DRR and resilience building activities by other cities in their metropolitan area, state, country, region, or globally. Resilience Hubs commit to a range of support initiatives that include, but are not limited to: 

  • Hosting international or national events that promote sub-national DRR, climate action, and resilience building;
  • Coordinating study tours to showcase practical examples and share experience;
  • Twinning with other cities to provide support and mentoring on specific DRR, climate action and resilience topics;
  • Providing technical assistance and support capacity development to enhance disaster and climate resilience awareness and in the development and implementation of the DRR/Resilience strategies; 
  • Publishing and disseminating knowledge products, lessons learned, and good practices;
  • Providing access to partners who can support twinned cities to progress along the Resilience Roadmap; 
  • Injecting seed financing or providing implementation support to other municipalities on disaster and climate actions; 
  • Testing MCR2030 tools and contributing to the development of related guidance notes and other knowledge products; and
  • Becoming a resource centre for urban resilience and/or regional secretariat for MCR2030.

Resilience Hubs are obliged to list their proposed support to other cities and report their activities on an annual basis through the MCR2030 dashboard. They are encouraged to connect with other Resilience Hubs to elevate sub-national voices and their perspectives.

MCR2030 local governments that meet the required qualification can be recognized as Resilience Hubs for a period of 3 years. This period can be renewed based on a good record of mentoring other municipalities. 


Who can become a Resilience Hub?

Resilience Hubs must be implementing local resilience and climate action strategies aligned with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 as part of their effort to contribute to the wider 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (including the New Urban Agenda, Paris Climate Agreement, and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

Their local governance systems should be multi-stakeholder, long-term and able to adjust based on lessons learned. 

MCR2030 Resilience Hubs must meet the following requirements:

  • Be in Stage C of the MCR2030 Resilience Roadmap;
  • Able to demonstrate good practices and innovative approaches in DRR/resilience and climate action;
  • Has successfully financed at least one initiative arising from the resilience roadmap;
  • Demonstrates an ability to generate, use, and/or disseminate DRR and climate resilience tools;
  • Promotes city-to-city and peer-to-peer knowledge exchanges; and
  • Is committed to support other MCR2030 local governments. 

Resilience Hubs are obligated to submit an annual report of their activities as Resilience Hubs through the MCR2030 dashboard. 

How to become a Resilient Hub?

Step 1

Join the Making Cities Resilient 2030 (

Step 2

Submit an expression of interest including the following documents to the relevant MCR2030 Regional Secretariat:

  • Motivation Letter signed by the Mayor or Chief Executive of the local government
  • Candidature form (annex 1), including 3-year plan of activities/offers as a Resilience Hub 
  • An example of exemplary work done on resilience – either a case study, an article, or a report

Step 3

The request will be screened by the relevant Regional Coordinating Committee (RCC) and MCR2030 Global Coordinating Committee. If the application does not meet the required criteria, it will be returned highlighting missing elements.

Step 4

Successful applicants will be recognised as a Resilience Hub and receive a certificate. The recognition will be for an initial period of three years. This period can be renewed. 

Step 5

Each Resilience Hub will then create a Resilience Hub profile on the MCR2030 dashboard, listing details of the potential services to be provided to other cities over the three-year period. Resilience Hubs will be featured on the MCR2030 website and dashboard, as well as in relevant reports and advocacy materials.  

Step 6

Take action and show your support to other MCR2030 cities along their resilience journey.

Step 7

Capture your stories and report your Resilience Hub activities through the MCR2030 dashboard on an annual basis, by 31 December each year.

< Last update: 10 October 2022 >

I need more information. How do I get in touch with MCR2030?

Contact MCR secretariat for my region

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