The regional Urban Community Resilience Hub (UCRH) intends to coordinate and connect urban work across the Asia Pacific (AP) region, enhancing knowledge sharing and peer-to-peer exchange within and beyond RCRC networks and platforms, and operationalize the existing urban learning with a strong orientation toward partnerships and innovation for current and future initiatives.
This Hub provides a space where urban actors can access:
Share knowledge and experience in urban programming. The resource section provides a variety of reports, toolkits, guidelines, and case studies permanently growing.
Connect with other urban practitioners. Through the community groups, you can connect to discuss challenges and opportunities in specific areas of urban work.
Find opportunities for funding. The section 'funding opportunities' is frequently updated with new options to fund urban resilience-focused projects.
Keep up to date with the urban agenda. In the calendar section, you can find the main upcoming events, training, and webinars in urban community resilience.
Pakistan Red Crescent leads Stakeholder Coordination Meeting to strengthen Emergency Response in Karachi
As part of the implementation of the Urban Community Resilience Small Grant Initiative, Pakistan Red Crescent Sindh branch convened and led a coordination meeting with government authorities, humanitarian organizations and other relevant stakeholders working in Karachi, with the aim of building working relationships to enhance the capacities of the Emergency Response Force (ERF) and strengthen the mechanism of emergency response in the city.
This is a key step to stregthen urban community resilience in Karachi!
Mongolia and Pakistan were selected to receive the 1st Urban Community Resilience Small Grants
The 1st Call for Proposals for Small Grant Initiatives in Urban Community Resilience was closed on 11 October 2020. The selection panel, integrated out of members of the Urban Hub Core Group (Asia Pacific National Societies, Reference Centres, PNSs and IFRC), review the proposals received and selected the initiatives form Mongolia and Pakistan to be funded. The amount of each grant is CHF 10.000 and the timeline for implementation is from November 2020 to March 2021.
Congratulations to Mongolian Red Cross and Pakistan Red Crescent!!
1st Call for Proposals - Small Grant Initiatives for Urban Community Resilience
We are pleased to announce that the 1st Call for Proposals for Small Grants Initiatives for Urban Community Resilience has been launched!!!
The Urban Hub will be supporting the implementation of small-grant initiatives for urban community resilience in the Asia Pacific region to provide an opportunity for National Societies to operationalize learning in urban community resilience, document it and share it at the regional and global levels with the support of the Urban Hub.
For more details for the application please refer to the Concept Note with Application Format in the link below.
Building resilience in Coastal Urban communities
Urbanization is bringing many new challenges and opportunities, for example, natural hazards pose major risks to critical infrastructure and large population; with the demand of energy in these cities, greenhouse gas emissions are increasing; there are more frequent and intense extreme weather events and continuing sea level rise. With a blending of these issues, communities in urban areas are increasingly vulnerable to natural hazards and disasters.
Explore the Urban Community Resilience Toolkits
The urban community resilience tool box includes three connected and complementary toolkits to help urban communities identify their resilience priorities and design sustainable and scalable solutions together with a diverse set of partners: City-wide Resilience Assessment, Building Coalitions for Urban Resilience, and Designing Solutions for Urban Community Resilience. These toolkits are developed and tested with the Red Cross National Societies of Indonesia, Vanuatu, and Myanmar with funding support from the USAID under the Coastal Cities Resilience program.