🌍2024 UCP Conference 


OBJECTIVES

The overall objective of the UCP has always been to exchange experience, learn from each other and explore new opportunities and ways of working to be better informed, better connected and better engaged.

As the membership grows and becomes more competent in urban programming, the ambition of the UCP is to become the main platform to consult and advise on the way forward for the urban resilience agenda of the IFRC network and in doing so adopt resilience thinking in all phases and across all domains of our humanitarian work in urban contexts. For the conference this year, the Urban Collaboration Platform aims to contribute in reaching the targets set under the IFRC Strategic Plan 2021-2025:

 - 250 million people are better protected from heat (the most ignored and rapidly rising climate risk) by 2025, in at least 150 cities and towns.

 - 50 coastal cities are supported to adapt to longer-term impacts of climate change, including sea level rise, by 2025.

 - 50 National Societies have shelter and urban strategies in place by 2025, which include city-level coordination, partnerships with development actors and actionable municipal contingency and response plans.


FOCUS

To achieve the objectives, the conference will focus on providing National Societies with knowledge and skills to sustainably support vulnerable communities in carrying out innovative and localized urban resilience initiatives and activities through collaboration and partnership with city/municipal governments and stakeholders. Specific areas of discussion and sharing can include the following: 

 - Practical, easy-to-do local climate actions to address heatwaves, intense and frequent flooding, coastal city resilience

 - Collaboration and partnership with city governments and stakeholders 

 - Engagement of National Societies in current initiatives with global partners such as MCR2030, ICLEI, and WWF

 - Access to climate finance through IFRC’s Global Climate Resilience Fund, the Green Climate Fund available to city governments, other climate resilience funds 

 - National Society readiness on different thematic areas to include urban volunteering, earthquake preparedness, epidemic preparedness, and working in FCV contexts


- Period: 2nd ~ 5th July (4 days)

- Number of Participants: about 70 (International: 50, Korean: 20)


For the detailed information, please download below concept note and register via https://forms.gle/mzQ87nyeDz963pKe8 

2024 UCP Venue

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- Event Schedule

DAY

TIME

ACTIVITY

DESCRIPTION

room

2 JULY

09:00 - 10:00

Opening Session

 

 

The award ceremony of Korea Limitless Contest.  

Opening Remarks

Kim Chul-soo 

President

Korean Red Cross


Video message (4mins)

XAVIER Castellanos 

Under-Secretary General, IFRC Geneva Office


Welcome Speech

Luis Rodriguez,
Lead Climate and Resilience. IFRC Asia Pacific Regional Office 


Congratulatory remarks

Oh See-hoon

City Mayor

Seoul

 

Lee Seung-gi

Korean Red Cross 

Climate Resilience Ambassador



Urban talk

(main room)

10:00 – 10:15

Group photo / Coffee Break + Video Screening


10:15 - 11:45

 

(90min)

Urban Talks -1- 

[hosted by IFRC]

 

“Words to Action” shaping a joint multi-stakeholder urban and climate agenda


This session brings together actors from the RCRC Movement, city networks, donors and other important stakeholders to discuss how all actors can work together to increase impact and showcase collaborative action addressing climate related challenges in cities, and building the resilience of vulnerable urban communities and cities that find themselves on the frontline of the battle against climate change.



Urban talk

11:45 – 12:15

 

(30min)

Urban Hangouts 

In this breakout session, conference participants will have the opportunity to delve deeper into the different subtopics presented during the previous Urban Talks session. Participants will be divided into different small groups where they will engage in a deeper discussion and share insights and learning from their respective National Societies related to their assigned topics.



Urban hangout_cafe_playground

12:15 - 13:25

 LUNCH BREAK

Hotel

13:25 - 13:30

Announcements and Instructions


13:30 - 14:30

 

(60min)

Urban Café

Australian Red Cross

Foundations for Heatwave Resilience in Cities

 

Honduras Red Cross 

Building Coalitions to Address Extreme Heat in Cities

 

Lebanese Red Cross

Heat Island Mapping in Beirut

 

 

 

Urban hangout_cafe_playground

 

14:30 - 14:35

Announcements and Instructions


14:35 - 15:35

 

(2x30min)

Urban Playground

In this marketplace session, IFRC and its Reference Centers will present current tools and innovations that National Societies can use to support urban community resilience. 

Urban Compass 

[Jeff Woods, IFRC]


Climate Resilience Measurement for Communities 

[Francsico Ianni, IFRC]


Innovative Games for Cities and Climate

[Aynur and Ramiz, Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre]


Virtual Reality Games for Urban Resilience

[Jaeseok PARK, APDRC]


Urban talk

(main room)

 

 

 

 

breakout room

 

Urban hangout_cafe_playground

 

15:35 - 16:00

Coffee Break + Video Screening


 

16:00 - 16:30

Heat Action Day sharing and presentations

Urban talk

(main room)

 

16:30 - 17:15

Plenary Discussions


Urban talk

(main room)

-End of Day 1 –

 

 

 

3 JULY

09:00 - 09:05

Announcements and Instructions


09:05 - 10:15

 

(70min)

Urban Talks -2-

[hosted by American Red Cross, Climate Centre and IFRC]


Scaling Up and Scaling Deep: Effective Strategies from National Societies in Advancing Urban Climate Resilience Programming

 

The session will highlight how National Red Cross Red Crescent Societies have been able to grow and scale up their urban Climate Resilience programming through various strategies and approaches. The session will highlight how the NS have been able to identify potential urban themes and build on those to expand and position themselves in the larger urban discourse of the country. National Society panel speakers will identify key moments or success and how they have been able to scale these in advancing their urban Climate Resilience programming.


 

Urban talk

(main room)

 

10:15 - 10.30

Coffee Break + Video Screening


10:30 – 11:10

 

 

Urban Hangouts 

In this breakout session, conference participants will have the opportunity to delve deeper into the different topics presented during the previous Urban Talks session. Participants will be divided into different small groups where they will engage in a deeper discussion and share insights and learning from their respective National Societies related to their assigned topics.

 

 

Urban hangout_cafe_playground

 

11:10 - 11:15

set up urban cafe 

 

11:15 - 12:15

 

(60 min)

Urban Café

British Red Cross

Community-Centric Urban Resilience: Strengthening Local Governance Partnerships

 

Korean Red Cross 

Introduction of Rainwater Drain Nets Installation and Plogging Relay Campaigns for Summer Torrential Rain Response due to Climate Change

 

Mexico Red Cross

Intervention Strategy with a Resilience Approach in Urban Contexts -  The Case of San Luis Potosi, Mexico

 

Myanmar Red Cross

Building Climate-resilient Water Systems in Sittwe, Rakhine, Myanmar

 

Urban hangout_cafe_playground

12:15 - 13:25

LUNCH BREAK

Hotel

13:25 - 13:30

Announcements and Instructions

 

13:30 - 14:45

 

(75 min)

Urban Talks -3-

[hosted by German Red Cross and  IFRC]


Informality and Urban Violence

During times of social tension and elections, violence often manifests initially in informal settlements. This session will briefly explore the general themes and trends of causation, identification of warning signs, and how National Societies can respond while supporting community resilience.



Urban talk

(main room)

14:45 - 14:50

set up Urban Cafe


14:50 – 15:35

(45 min)

Urban Café 

 

Colombia Red Cross

Three Colombian Urban Areas Embrace Flood Resilience

 

Philippine Red Cross 

Sustainability and Urban Resilience Building: The Case of the Pintakasi Hub

 

Singapore Red Cross

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Urban hangout_cafe_playground

15:35 - 16:05 

Urban Hangouts  

In this breakout session, conference participants will have the opportunity to delve deeper into the different subtopics presented during the previous Urban Talks session. Participants will be divided into different small groups where they will engage in a deeper discussion and share insights and learning from their respective National Societies related to their assigned topics.

 

Urban hangout_cafe_playground

16:05 - 16:30

Coffee Break + Video Screening


16:30 - 17:15

Korean tea ceremony  

Tea Ceremony room


17:15 - 18:00

Plenary Discussion

Urban talk

(main room)

-End of Day 2-

 

 

 

 

4 JULY

09:00 - 09:10

Announcements and Instructions


09:10 - 10:40

Urban Talks -4-

[hosted by Korean Red Cross and APDRC]


Strengthening Partnerships for Urban Resilience

 

This session will explore the current partnerships of IFRC and National Societies with other organizations on urban resilience programs. How can National Societies benefit from these partnerships? How do National Societies operate in partnerships established by IFRC? Experiences from National Societies will be shared together with potentials for National Societies working and collaborating with city governments.


Urban talk

(main room)

10:40 – 11:00

Coffee Break + Video Screening


11:00 -11:30

Urban Hangouts 

In this breakout session, conference participants will have the opportunity to delve deeper into the different subtopics presented during the previous Urban Talks session. Participants will be divided into different small groups where they will engage in a deeper discussion and share insights and learning from their respective National Societies related to their assigned topics.


Urban hangout_cafe_playground

11:30 – 12:15

Plenary Discussions + Closing Program

Urban talk

(main room)

12:15 – 12:30

Announcements and Instructions


12:30 - 13:30

 LUNCH BREAK

Hotel

13:30 – 17:00

Field visit to Magok Safety Experience Center 



18:00

Meet for dinner hosted by KRC ( with Bus directly from the field trip )


 

 

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