Masterclass Session 3: Using Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030) tools for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure


Session Annotation:

The session will introduce the MCR2030, a global multi-partner 10-year initiative to reduce urban risks and one key tool of the initiative – the Disaster Resilience Scorecard for Cities, which can support cities to assess the resilience of infrastructure and guide them towards actions they need to take to address gaps and enhance resilience.

Session Overview:

By 2050, two thirds of the world’s population will be living in urban areas. Cities need to be safe spaces where people and businesses prosper and flourish. But cities across the globe are challenged by increasing and accelerated disaster and climate risk. The nature of risk is becoming more complex, with cascading emergencies more frequently devastating service provision by cities and evidence of more systemic impacts of risk such as the COVID19, a health emergency which is impacting other sectors such as transport, utilities, business, and others. The need is to approach risk with a multi-hazard and multi-sector lens. The Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030) is a multi-partner global initiative aiming to facilitate a structured interaction between cities and the entities which can provide technical skills and products, with the aim to enhance resilience. The MCR2030 aims to help cities understand where they are, where they need to be and how to get there, by following a resilience roadmap. It supports action by pooling tools and products from players with expertise in urban resilience and making them available online. This session will examine the MCR2030 and one key tool which supports resilient infrastructure – the Disaster Resilience Scorecard for Cities.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will understand the MCR2030, its aims and objectives and application of the Scorecard for enhancing urban resilience


Pre-session reading assignments, pre-session exercise, discussion during the session on using the tool and possible applications by the participants.

Session Outcome:

Participants understand the value of the MCR2030 and how to use the Scorecard for enhancing resilience of infrastructure.

Session Speakers:

* Mr. Sanjaya Bhatia, Head of Office UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) Global Education and Training Institute (GETI)Ms. Mutarika (Mai) Pruksapong, Programme Management Officer, UNDRR
* Ms. Mutarika (Mai) Pruksapong, Programme Management Officer, UNDRR