The 1st Asia Pacific Urban Hub Regional Meeting organised by the Asia Pacific Urban Community Resilience Hub, took place on 10 and 11 March from 10:00am – 1:00pm (Kuala Lumpur time), and convened Asia Pacific National Societies, IFRC and key regional urban stakeholders to strengthen the Urban Hub network to highlight the ongoing urban resilience work in the region, identify National Societies capacities and needs for technical support, introduce how the Urban Hub network and the Hub as a regional platform will support National Societies’ urban resilience pathways, knowledge sharing and peer exchange within and beyond Red Cross Red Crescent network.
Day 1 highlighted where we’ve come from, and what’s underway in the region: Present the Urban Hub work and Asia Pacific urban resilience achievements, and lessons learned via National Society spotlight sessions. Guest keynote speakers, including UNDRR will additionally introduce the Making Cities Resilient 2030 initiative and opportunities for National Societies to co-create resilient pathways and build strong coalitions at the city level.
Day 2 set the course for where we are headed as a Hub Network. Building on IFRC 2030 Strategy and the Urban Hub objectives, participants will deep dive into Strategic Priority thematic areas to identify existing capacities and technical support needs. The outcome from the group discussion will be the base for the development of the Hub 2021 – 2022 Regional Roadmap.
Please find here the recordings from this meeting below