The World Urban Campaign (WUC) is an advocacy and partnership platform to raise awareness about positive urban change in order to achieve green, productive, safe, healthy, inclusive, and well planned cities. Its goal is to place the Urban Agenda at the highest level in development policies. It is coordinated by UN-Habitat and driven by a large number of committed partners – currently 210 partners and networks – from around the world.
Shehersaaz is an active member of World Urban Campaign and joined it in 2015. Shehersaaz organized a series of Urban Policy Dialogues on various themes in partnership with leading multilateral, and international non-government organizations namely, Plan International, IUCN, CONCERN Worldwide and universities including Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad; COMSATS, Islamabad, and National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Islamabad.
Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030) is a unique cross-stakeholder initiative for improving local resilience through advocacy, sharing knowledge and experiences, establishing mutually reinforcing city-to-city learning networks, injecting technical expertise, connecting multiple layers of government and building partnerships.
MCR2030 aims to ensure cities become inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable by 2030, contributing directly to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 11 (SDG11) “Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”, and other global frameworks including the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Paris Agreement and the New Urban Agenda.
This year 2021, Shehersaaz has joined MCR2030 as “Participating Entity”.
As a participating entity, we will impart specific knowledge, expertise and support local government to maker their cities resilient. We will also encourage to join other institutions and support local governments to make their cities resilient under resilience road map MCR2030.
For MCR2030 Resilience Roadmap – Stage Assessment please clink on this link:
“The Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction (GNDR) is the largest international network of organisations committed to working together to improve the lives of people affected by disasters world-wide.”
GNDR was launched in 2007 in the belief that civil society will have a greater impact in strengthening the resilience of vulnerable people by working together. Responding to the underlying concern of civil society organisations that the Hyogo Framework for Action on Disaster Risk Reduction does not translate into effective implementation and change at the front line – where communities vulnerable to disasters live and work – GNDR focuses on how to strengthen resilience at the community level.
This year 2021, Shehersaaz has become member of this international network.
Being a member of GNDR, we can engage with other international members, share our learning and good practices and inspire other via communication and capacity-strengthening initiatives, set the tome for change in collaboration with National Focal Points and Regional Advisory groups, steer priorities and lead implementation of GNDR’s jointly developed strategy with the country/region and many more ……..