The Making Cities Resilient (MCR) Campaign, launched at Resilient Cities 2010, has been successful in raising awareness and political profile for disaster risk reduction (DRR) 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 to 2020 to also provide support to cities and local governments in the implementation of the Sendai Framework. Various tools were developed and promoted to guide capacity development towards building resilient cities. As of March 2019, more than 4,250 cities have signed up to the Campaign.
In preparation for the way forward of the MCR Campaign post 2020, this event will focus on the progress made to date, identify remaining challenges and brainstorm on areas of work critical to accelerate the achievement of resilience building at the local level. The outcome of the discussion will inform the design of the successor of the Making Cities Resilient (MCR) Campaign post 2020.