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Setting up risk governance and cross-sectoral collaboration for resilience building (by MCR2030 Resilience Hubs)

Lisa Bitossi



Thursday, June 30, 2022


Multifunction Hall Room 14
Milan Municipality and UNDRR- Making Cities Resilient 2030
Building Resilience for Sustainable Urban Futures
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Knowledge sharing and peer learning are critical components of Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030). Cities that have a political and technical commitment to address disaster and climate risks, and with expertise and interest in disseminating best practices to other cities can be designated as MCR2030 Resilience Hubs. These Hubs have a vital role in enhancing city-to-city collaborations and in supporting other MCR2030 cities in knowledge sharing, capacity building and creating learning opportunities. In addition, they can inspire other cities to commit to becoming resilient cities and communities. Cities learn best from other cities. This training session builds upon the expertise of MCR2030 Resilience Hubs in building the fundamentals to urban resilience particularly in creating horizontal and vertical linkages between local government and multi-layer governance levels and across city stakeholders. It is expected that training participants will: - Have enhanced understanding of the challenges & benefits of integrating urban resilience as a city priority; - Be equipped with various tools & approaches in creating multi-stakeholder and multi-sectoral engagement in risk reduction and resilience development; - Be exposed to practical experience in creating risk governance and coordination mechanisms supporting the resilience agenda of the city; and - Have opportunities to engage in city-to-city learning and create potential collaboration with Resilience Hubs. The training's target is the local government leaders and officials, regardless of geographic location, size, and risk portfolio. The training outcome will support participants in strengthening risk governments and creating a cross-sectoral collaboration for resilience. Institutionalizing this governance and coordination mechanism will help mainstream resilience across sectoral decision-makers and assure city development become sustainable and resilient.


Building resilience is an iterative learning process, and cities are the best teachers. This session aims to bring in the expertise of seasoned urban teams working on urban resilience, the "Making Cities Resilient 2030 Resilience Hubs". Hubs will lead this hands-on session, drawing from their own experiences in building strong and holistic resilience strategies and sharing the use of tools and resources from different partners of the MCR2030 initiative. This training aims to: • Raise awareness on disaster risk reduction and resilience; • Provide tools and approaches to create horizontal linkages and engagement of multi-sectoral, and multi-stakeholder and vertical linkage in connecting the city with regional and national governments; • Share practical examples from MCR2030 Resilience Hubs; • Facilitate city-to-city exchanges and learning; • Create the basis for a continuous learning relationship among MCR2030 cities, instigating trust and comradery among resilience practitioners.