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.
The Final Regional Closing Seminar for Building back Better from COVID-19 in the Arab States: Applying the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and Enabling a Prevention-Oriented and Risk-Informed Approach
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.
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.
Israel is joining the MCR2030 initiative following increased collaboration with UNDRR on preparedness, reducing risk, and building resilience. As a supporting entity, Israel has demonstrated a commitment to strengthen efforts on local resilience to help cities in the country be better prepared and join a vast network of cities worldwide, where the Israeli experience and knowledge can be shared.
Disaster preparedness saves lives in the face of the world’s consistently deadliest natural hazard: tsnuamis. The “Effective International Cooperation to Reduce Tsunami Risk at the Local Level,” organized by UNDRR, convened experts and practitioners from to showcase local innovation and solutions to reduce tsunami risk reduction.