Consultation on the Way Forward of the Making Cities Resilient Campaign
- Sanjaya Bhatia; Mutarika Pruksapong
The Making Cities Resilient (MCR) Campaign, launched in 2010, has been successful in raising awareness and political profile for disaster risk reduction and resilience among cities. Upon the recommendation of partners and cities at the High-Level Forum on Implementing the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction in Florence, Italy , the Campaign was extended beyond 2015 to 2020, not only to continue the needed advocacy but also to provide support to cities and local governments in the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, in coherence with other global frameworks including the 2030 Agenda, the Paris Agreement and the New Urban Agenda. Various tools were developed and promoted to guide capacity development towards building resilient cities. As of December 2018, more than 4,200 cities have signed up to the Campaign.
In preparation for the way forward of the MCR Campaign post 2020, this event will serve as a venue for consultation with representatives of national and local governments, partners of the MCR campaign, and other stakeholders, including potential partners, on the gaps and remaining needs in the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 at the local level.