Making Cities Heat Resilient: Moving from Understanding to Action

Tuesday, 17 May, 2022 - 14:00 to 16:30
Kuala Lumpur Time
Tuesday, 17 May, 2022

Making Cities Heat Resilient: Moving from Understanding to Action

  • Date:                   Tuesday, 17 May 2022 
  • Time:                  14:00 – 16:30 hours Kuala Lumpur time 
  • Language:          English 
  • Format:               Virtual Zoom event  
  • Registration: 
  • Audience:           Local Government officials, National Society and Country Technical Staff, Red Cross Red Crescent Youth Volunteers 


Heatwaves, or silent disasters, pose a Sweltering Risk in Asia-Pacific, and their increasingly severe, frequent and cross-cutting impacts span human health, well-being and livelihoods, especially those most vulnerable. Although heatwaves are a clear and rising threat in Asia Pacific, their impacts are preventable. Cities and Red Cross Red Crescent Societies, as auxiliary to government and interlocuters to communities, play a critical role, as those are on the front lines of this public health emergency.  This year, in preparation for Global Heat Action Day June 14, we invite you to join us to:   

  • Understand the Asia-Pacific heatwave context: drivers of risks, socio-economic impact, priority risk management policies for reducing vulnerability 
  • Gain inspiration from examples of municipal and Red Cross Red Crescent heat-health collaboration 
  • Empower your City and National Society with resources, tools and support via the MCR network for joint heat-health action  

This Regional Heatwave Meeting will be part of a series to support cities of various MCR stages of resilience. The resources and tools shared will apply to cities of all stages of resilience, however, technical guidance will focus in particular on simple, scalable heat-health actions to increase understanding to mitigate heat-health risks and raise awareness for Stage A cities. For more information, please see the detailed agenda attached. In case of inquiries, please contact, IFRC Asia Pacific Urban Community Resilience Hub,

Cover Photo of Ahmedabad, India: ideepakmathur/Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 4.0