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Makati to host 15th CityNet Disaster Cluster Seminar

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Makati City - Mark your calendars as Makati City gears up to host the highly anticipated 15th CityNet Disaster Cluster Seminar, themed "Rethink Resilience, Resilience in Action," on June 7 to 8, 2023. The two-day hybrid event aims to explore innovative strategies and initiatives in measuring resilience, designing risk-informed systems, and enhancing governance and financial frameworks, guided by the United Nations' Global Assessment Report (GAR) 2022.

CityNet, a network of cities dedicated to sustainable urban development, has chosen Makati City as the venue for this crucial seminar. The event will bring together disaster management experts, city officials, and stakeholders from various parts of the world to discuss and exchange knowledge on resilience-building practices.

The seminar will delve into the theme of "Rethink Resilience, Resilience in Action," focusing on practical approaches and real-life examples of implementing resilient measures in the face of escalating climate risks and other challenges. Participants will explore innovative ways to measure the effectiveness of resilience initiatives, incorporate risk factors into planning and design systems, and redefine governance and financial mechanisms to support resilient urban development.


The CityNet Disaster Cluster Seminar will showcase presentations, panel discussions, and interactive sessions led by renowned experts in the field of disaster management and resilience. Through these engagements, participants will gain insights into emerging trends, best practices, and effective strategies for building and strengthening resilience at the city level.

To ensure widespread access and participation, the seminar will be conducted in a hybrid format, combining in-person attendance with virtual elements. For those unable to attend in person, a live feed of the event will be available on the Makati DRRM Office Facebook Page and My Makati, enabling viewers to follow the discussions and engage with the speakers and panelists.

This prestigious gathering provides an invaluable platform for city leaders, policymakers, and practitioners to exchange ideas, forge partnerships, and learn from one another's experiences. The insights and knowledge gained from the seminar will contribute to the continuous improvement of disaster risk reduction and resilience-building efforts, not only in Makati City but also in cities worldwide.

The CityNet Disaster Cluster Seminar serves as a testament to Makati City's commitment to disaster risk reduction and its dedication to building a resilient and sustainable urban environment. By hosting this significant event, the city further solidifies its position as a global leader in urban resilience and serves as an inspiration to cities around the world.


Make sure to mark your calendars for June 7 to 8, 2023, and join the live feed of the 15th CityNet Disaster Cluster Seminar on the Makati DRRM Office Facebook Page and My Makati. Let us come together, learn from one another, and take action towards a more resilient future.

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