METREX is delighted to announce that its President, Jakub Mazur, has been invited to co-chair the European programme for Making Cities Resilient 2030.
Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030) is an initiative led by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction and its partners to support cities in taking action to reduce disaster risk in alignment with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.
Launched in October 2020, MCR2030 emerges from a decade long of advocacy and capacity building work that reached more than 4,000 cities across the globe within the network of the Making Cities Resilient Campaign. Being part of this initiative allows local authorities to develop their capacities to plan, implement and monitor disaster risk reduction actions and to participate in a global city network.
Mr. Mazur will co-chair the European programme alongside the Vice-Mayor of Nijmegen, Harriet Tiemens. The role will include regular participation in stakeholder meetings and events, as well as commenting on frameworks and strategic policy.
Speaking of his new role as Vice-Chair of the European programme, Mr Mazur said: “I am grateful for the opportunity to assist and influence this important European and global programme. This will bring the chance to bring the knowledge and expertise of METREX Members to another European stage.”
ICLEI Europe will be Co-Chair of UNDRR Making Cities Resilient 2030 in Europe and Central Asia. Vice-Mayor Mazur is the Co-Chairs’ political representative for the period of two years.
It is hoped that this initiative will spearhead a green, resilient recovery of European cities by promoting commitments to ambitious climate goals, and prioritising green investments in local response and recovery plans. Read more about MCR2030 here: https://mcr2030.undrr.org/