Second Volume of the Resilience Learning Module Launched at the Innovate4Cities Conference

Second Volume of the Resilience Learning Module: Strategies and Actions, which provides practical approaches to resilience-building for local, metropolitan, and regional governments, is launched during the #Innovate4Cities Conference. The second volume of the Learning Module which was authored by CUDRR+R’s Ebru Gencer and Barcelona Tech’s Borja Iglesias, discusses the importance of Enhancing Social Resilience, Managing Resilient Urban Development, Fostering Regional and Ecological Resilience and Effective Response, Recovery and Building Back Better.

The Learning Modules were developed by UCLG in partnership with UN-Habitat and UNDRR as a contribution to the Making Cities Resilient 2030 Initiative. More information about the Learning Modules and its learning activities can be found at

The Role and Challenges of Local Governments in Achieving the Resilience of Critical Infrastructure

The availability of robust and resilient infrastructure influences the sustainable and resilient development of cities and territories. This paper, jointly written by CUDRR+R’s Ebru Gencer, UNDRR’s Abhilash Panda, and University of Huddersfield’s Dilanthi Amaratunga, examined the role of local governments in addressing resilience of critical infrastructure and the barriers that they face in doing that. It positions the concept of resilient infrastructure within the context of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030 (SFDRR), and its localization through the Making Cities Resilient Campaign. The paper examines some of the barriers and challenges in updating and/or building resilient infrastructure at the local level. You can access the full paper at