SDGs – Philippines

Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030)

Article by SDGs Secretariat Published on May 10, 2022

MCR2030 is a unique cross-stakeholder initiative for improving local resilience through advocacy, sharing knowledge and experiences, establishing mutually reinforcing city-to-city learning networks, injecting technical expertise, connecting multiple layers of government, and building partnerships. It is a global partnership of experts in urban resilience, DRR, climate change, and the SDGs, including core partners: R-Cities, C40 Cities, ICLEI, the international federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, JICA, the United Cities and Local Governments, UN Human Settlements Programme, UNDRR, UN Office for Project Services, The World Bank Group, and the World Council on City Data. With an eye to helping cities work towards achieving the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the New Urban Agenda, the Paris Agreement, and the Sustainable Development Goals, by 2030, the main strategic objectives of the MCR2030 include:

  • Increase city understanding of risk and commitments to disaster risk reduction and resilience
  • Increase city capacities to plan for risk reduction and resilience
  • Increase city capacities to implement resilience actions and reduce risks

Implementing Agency: Department of National Defense – Office of Civil Defense

Target Beneficiaries:

LGUs (Cities, Municipalities) who are interested to build urban resilience, through the benefit of sharing experiences from its vast network.

Key Accomplishments:

The Pre-Sign Up Clinic and Ceremonial Launch of the MCR 2030 in the Philippines was hosted by the OCD last 26 and 29 October 2021 with the objective of committing or renewing new commitments to the MCR. A total of 65 cities/municipalities expressed or renewed their interest(s) to join MCR 2030.

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