As member of CityNet, Iloilo City joins this year’s 15th CITYNET Disaster Cluster Seminar (DCS) hosted by the City Government of Makati with the theme “Rethink Resilience. Resilience in Action” from June 7 to 8, 2023 in Metro Manila.
Mayor Jerry P. Treñas was ably represented in the international event by Lester Mark Carnaje of the Public Information Office. He was chosen to speak about his reflections on the seminar in behalf of the Philippine delegation.
The Mayor sits as member of CityNet’s Executive Committee.
During the seminar, disaster risk reduction (DRR) champions, professionals and practitioners from Asia-Pacific region had the opportunity to disseminate best practices and provide necessary guidance on addressing increasing systemic risks that the cities are facing.
The platform also offered opportunities to develop city-to-city cooperation to support capacity development in specific areas of DRR.
CityNet is a network of cities with over 150 municipalities, non-government organizations, private companies and research centers dedicated to connecting actors, exchange knowledge and build commitment to establish more sustainable and resilient cities.
As a member, Iloilo City will represent in global and regional working groups and conferences and present its best practices to international audience. It will also help recruit more city members and organizations. It will likewise develop project proposals for external support and submit the same for possible grant.