MANILA, Philippines — Makati City has been named by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) as the first-ever resilience hub in the Philippines and the Southeast Asian region.
Makati Mayor Abby Binay announced this on Friday as she expressed gratitude to the UNDRR for recognizing the city’s eagerness “to take on a more prominent role” in the Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030) initiative for the next three years.
The MCR2030, according to the UNDRR, “aims to ensure cities become inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable by 2030.”
It also noted that cities, municipalities, or local authorities with “political and technical commitment” in taking act…
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