Leveraging Local Resilience - MCR 2030

 14:00h-15:15h CET
 26 November 2021
 EFDRR Virtual Platform

As the world has become more urban, disasters increasingly impact urban areas and  further stress inherent socio-economic inequalities, substandard physical structures,  disappearing ecosystems, and inefficient institutional systems. 

Local and regional governments play a central role in DRR and resilience building, as the  main responsible body for the provision of basic services, coordination of daily functions,  and provision of information and regulation. In addition, they are at the forefront of  building resilient communities and are leading actors during preparedness, recovery and  reconstruction processes. 
In particular, the current COVID-19 crisis has demonstrated the decisive, potentially  agile role of urban areas in the battle for a just and green recovery. Cities offer unique  opportunities to respond, recover and build long-term resilience. 

A successful urban resilience agenda requires partnerships between all key international  actors, as well as the engagement with principal city players. Inclusive cooperation is  needed in order to build upon a shared resilient vision. By engaging all stakeholders in  resilience efforts, cities have the ability to harness transformational change and improve  the lives of their inhabitants. 
In addition, enhancing city-to-city collaborations and peer-to-peer support is key to  achieving successful resilience journeys. Resilience Hubs have a critical role in supporting  other cities in knowledge sharing, capacity building and creating learning opportunities. 

This partnership, collaboration and peer learning and support are at the core of Making  Cities Resilient 2030. This session will address the challenges and solutions cities have to  achieve the targets set by Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Developments Goals, aiming  at bringing light to how cities and organizations can work together to promote resilience.




Ms. Luisa Salgueiro
Mayor of Matosinhos, Portugal


Mr. Luis Carvalho
Coordinator of Civil Protection, Municipality of Amadora, Portugal

Ms. Zenada Causevic
Head of the Operations Center, Cantonal Administration for Civil Protection of the Central Bosnia Canton, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Ms. Ares Gabas
Head of the Urban Resilience Department, Barcelona City Council, Spain

Ms. Priscilla Negreiros
Manager, Urban Climate Finance at Climate Policy Initiative, United Kingdom

Mr. Amirkhon Kurbonzod
Representative of City of Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Mr. Wolfgang Teubner
Regional Director for Europe, ICLEI

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Session type: Working session

Who can attend: Registered participants


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