Spotlighting the Innovative Experiences of Cities in Action for COVID-19 Responses (UNOSSC-UNDRR, 2022) is a knowledge product on the experiences of provinces, cities, districts, and communities of the Global South responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Representatives of UNDRR’s Regional Office and the regional team of MCR2030 met with national and local authorities in Trinidad-and-Tobago and laid the foundations of technical support activities to disaster risk reduction and climate resilience.
After going through a rigorous evaluation assessment, Recife, Brazil, has been recognized as the fourth Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030) Resilience Hub in the Americas and the Caribbean and the tenth at global level. The announcement was made on January 10th, 2022. How do cities operate after being recognized as Resilience Hubs? As leaders, they exchange and diffuse their expertise to other cities, learn about best practices from others, and help to build resilience beyond borders. Under the MCR2030 framework, the cities of Medellin, Colombia and Recife, Brazil, held the first exchange between Resilience Hubs in the Americas and Caribbean region. The event took place on February 10, 2022, in hybrid mode.
On December 21, 2021 Campinas (SP, Brazil) became one of the first cities in the Americas and the Caribbean to be recognized as a "Resilience Hub" of the Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030) initiative. After this announcement, on January 12, 2022, Mayor Dario Saadi received the certificate, on behalf of the city, from the captain of the hands of Military Police, Felipe Zaupa, in representation of Colonel PM Romanek, chief secretary of the Military House and state coordinator of Protection and Civil Defense.
The city of Mariupol conducted a workshop to implement the Preliminary Disaster Resilience Scorecard Assessment from 31 January – 2 February 2022, The event was funded by the UK government and part of the Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030) initiative.
MCR2030's Local governments and collaborators are invited to share good practices and lessons learned on local governments' engagement and Collaboration with their local communities for disaster risk reduction, climate adaptation, and urban resilience.
The July 2021 Western Europe floods were Germany's most expensive natural disaster to date, costing the country an estimated €33 billion. Moving forward, Germany needs to strengthen disaster risk management to bolster sustainable development and future-proof planning.
Campinas, Medellin, and Mexico City became the first three cities in the Americas and the Caribbean region to be recognized as "Resilience Hubs" of the Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030) initiative. The announcement was made on December 21, 2021, closing the first year of the MCR2030 initiative's activities. These cities became Resilience Hubs for their commitment as well as progressive policy and advocacy work to address disaster and climate risks. They will serve as Resilience Hubs for the next three years continue developing their disaster resilience while inspiring other cities to do the same.