During the second quarter of 2017, UN member states and stakeholders gathered for an initial consultation on a global capacity development strategy for implementation of the Sendai Framework during the 2017 Global Platform in Cancun, where the importance of and needs for capacity development were heard. The quarter also saw 5 GETI Trainings of Trainers: for global experts and advocates on new Making Cities Resilient (MCR) campaign tools in partnership with Deloitte, and for Central Asia in partnership with CESDRR at GETI; in Croatia with DPPI-SEE for member countries; in Mauritius with NDRRMC; and in Mongolia with NEMA. More training followed among local authorities in 3 Mongolian cities, and in Catbalogan, Philippines, local authorities committed to sign up to the MCR campaign and implement the Sendai Framework. In Mauritius, the follow-up TOT gathered both local and national government, and the first private sector workshop reached businesses across the island state. Technology for DRR was also key during the 1st APDRC Interactive Innovation Workshop with IFRC.